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Chantal Bachelier-Moore

Axalta launches its refinish brand Nason Finishes in South Africa

Basel, Switzerland – 17 April 2018 – Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has launched one of its refinish brands, Nason Finishes, at a large paint importer and distributor in South Africa. City Paint & Tool, which has been operating for more than 50 years, has a very large footprint in the Eastern Cape of South Africa with nine branches. 

As an innovative company, it was looking for an over-the-counter refinish paint system with a difference. Patrick Gillespie, Director of City Paint & Tool, says, “we only work with products that meet our expectations and that outperform the competition in their market tier. Nason Finishes has definitely ticked these boxes. Not only is the product priced right for the segment at which it is targeted, but our turnaround time for mixes has definitely improved.”

Hannes Kloppers, Axalta’s Country Business Manager for South Africa, adds, “we are delighted City Paint & Tool, who has an outstanding reputation with their customers, has found the solution it needed when looking to take counter mixes to the next level in terms of colour accuracy, speed, colour retrieval, ease of application and price competitiveness. Nason Finishes is formulated to be fast and easy to apply, so City Paint & Tool’s customers will find the products work together to deliver the best results when time and money are limited.”

The Nason Finishes launch was held in City Paint & Tool’s main offices in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where assembled guests learned about the benefits of Nason’s Colour Navigator spectrophotometer, a portable, hand-held colour measurement instrument that is designed to be used directly on a vehicle or part to obtain the correct colour match, as well as highlighting the key benefits of Nason’s large colour database. There was also a hands-on demonstration of the Colour Navigator, which was put to the test to display its colour accuracy. 

Gillespie concludes, “everyone who attended the launch was astonished at how quickly and easily they were able to match colours accurately. We are very much looking forward to continuing this outstanding collaboration with Axalta and its Nason brand. The City Paint & Tool’s motto is “we coat your world” and with Nason’s help, we will keep delivering this to our customers.” 

For more information about Nason, please visit, and to find out about City Paint & Tool visit

About Axalta Coating Systems 

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colourful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 13,300 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

Axalta Nason Finishes is launched in South Africa

Left to Right: Patrick Gillespie (Director City Paint & Tool); Lucian Jantjies (Axalta); Hannes Kloppers (Axalta Country Business Manager for South Africa), Gavin Biggs (Director City Paint & Tool)