Axalta Wins Frost & Sullivan Award


Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognize companies throughout a range of regional and global markets for superior leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Frost & Sullivan's industry analyst team benchmarks market participants and measures their performance through independent, primary interviews, and secondary industry research in order to evaluate and identify best practices. Frost & Sullivan's intent is to help drive innovation, excellence and a positive change in the global economy by recognizing best-in-class products, companies and individuals.

Frost & Sullivan hosted the Excellence in Best Practices Awards Gala to recognize companies demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in a variety of global markets. Axalta received the Global Automotive Refinish Coatings Market Leadership Award based on a variety of factors and industry successes. See the best practices that have led to our achievements in the refinish coatings market. 

Customer Experience

Customer Experience 

We don’t just provide coating products and application systems, we offer partnerships. Our goal is to offer our customers the best coating systems for their business and to reinforce a quality experience in every interaction with Axalta. We’re so committed to this, we’ve opened a state-of-the-art Customer Experience Center in North America.

 

 

Product Technology

Technology 

In 2017, Axalta introduced its fifth-generation spectrophotometer, the Acquire™ Quantum EFX , which packs innovative technology into a lighter, faster, and highly accurate unit that is capable of reading metallic, pearl and effect colors, and more.  Combined with Axalta’s ColorNet® color formula retrieval software, the Acquire Quantum EFX integrates seamlessly into the Acquire Color System, a color retrieval system for automotive repair designed to improve productivity and efficiency of collision repair body shops.

The reengineered Acquire Quantum EFX is almost half the size of its predecessor to enable comfortable, one-handed operation and access to hard-to-reach places. Its aperture is smaller by 20% for improved accuracy on curved surfaces and it includes a top-mounted touchscreen that is calibrated for high visibility even in bright outdoor light. The unit comes with a “smart cradle” for convenient charging and direct connection to a PC, without the need to plug in or remove cables, which can cause unnecessary wear. The Acquire Quantum EFX is also Wi-Fi enabled, allowing users to transfer data directly to ColorNet. 

Axalta’s Acquire Color System also includes its unique online ColorProof application that renders spectrophotometer readings on a user’s computer screen for a full visual comparison of the vehicle and its closest available paint formula. With near specular, face and side tone visualizations and flake and color values, ColorProof gives users precise onscreen color proofing in seconds and practically eliminates the need for physical color chips.

Performance Boosting

Performance

Our refinish products, ranging from surface preparation to undercoats, basecoats and high gloss clearcoats - are each formulated to meet the needs of body shops operating in different climates and coating different substrates such as metals, plastic and the newest composite materials. Our latest third generation waterborne coatings are designed to meet stringent environmental standards while providing better coverage with fewer coats than conventional products.

 

Durability

Durability 

Axalta’s refinish systems are designed to enable refinish shops to make vehicles look like new. Our refinish products – primers and undercoats, basecoats, and clearcoats - are formulated to meet the needs of body shops operating in different climates and coating different substrates such as metal, plastic, and the newest composite materials.

Latest generation waterborne coatings are formulated to meet the stringent environmental standards while providing better hiding with fewer coats than conventional products. 

Sustainability

Sustainability

Our waterborne coatings reduce VOC emissions by approximately 75% in comparison to conventional solventborne coatings to comply with major VOC compliance regulations globally. These innovative products are formulated to lower energy consumption, reduce waste, and enhance productivity all while offering excellent color performance.

Axalta’s latest waterborne offerings are Syrox™ and Cromax EZ®, which are designed for body shops that want to make a seamless transition from a solventborne application process to a waterborne system. They are exceptionally easy to use and require minimal training. Syrox and EZ also feature a simple mixing procedure that requires just a single reducer and mix ratio across all formula types and environmental conditions. Simply put, these new options are easy to mix, easy to match, and easy to apply.

Training

Training 

Axalta offers learning and development programs that are carefully designed with the participant’s experience in mind. From live virtual training, to online courses, to in-person programs, we are deeply committed to providing the content, delivery methods, and experience that exceed the expectations of our customers. Axalta’s Learning and Development programs are designed to improve customer performance by providing the skills and knowledge to help eliminate waste, reduce costs, keep cycle time to a minimum, and increase retention by investing in employee careers.