Axalta Celebrates 60 Years of Coatings Innovation in Canada
Ajax, ON, January 29, 2016 – On January 22, 2016 Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, celebrated 60 years of producing innovative coatings at its Ajax, Ontario facility. Employees gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn, Ajax to celebrate both Axalta’s 60th year of operations in Ajax and its 150th business anniversary.
Axalta has a long history in Canada that dates back to 1956 when the Ajax manufacturing plant opened its doors. It has produced a variety of products over the years including acrylic lacquer paints, basecoat and clearcoat technologies and in 2000 was identified as a corporate development and manufacturing flagship for the “paint on plastics” that is used with many automotive components. More recently, due to increased production volumes, Ajax added a new distribution centre to the campus.
Today, products are shipped from Ajax to customers in the U.S. and across Canada for collision repair, the production of vehicles and vehicle components, trains, buses and diversified industrial products.
“This is a special milestone in Axalta Canada’s history. We are proud to be celebrating our 60th year in Ajax and our 150th year in business,” said Brent Jamieson, Axalta Canada Country Manager. “We are extremely proud to call Ajax and the Region of Durham home. We look forward to the next 60 years of being a part of this vibrant community.”
“The town is extremely pleased of the accomplishments of the Axalta team and proud to have them in Ajax for over 60 years,” said Joanne Dies, Councillor, Ward 3 – Town of Ajax. “We look forward to ongoing partnerships in recognition of Axalta’s strong contribution to the community.”
Axalta strives to give back to the communities in which its employees work and live. In 2015, Axalta partnered with the Region of Durham to help promote and attract business investments and form partnerships. Axalta hosted visiting business leaders who were in town for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games last summer. Axalta repainted and proudly displayed a 15-foot tall Pan Am Games logo on its water reservoir which was clearly visible from Canada’s busiest highway.
About Axalta Coating Systems – Celebrating 150 Years in the Coatings Industry
Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, 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 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to better serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us on Twitter @axalta and on LinkedIn.
From left to right: Joanne Dies-Ajax Ward 3 Councillor, Paul Chaney-Axalta, Andrea Bisenberger-Axalta, Colleen Jordan-Ajax Regional Councillor – Wards 3 & 4 celebrate Axalta’s Ajax manufacturing plant’s 60th anniversary.