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Yves Kerstens Axalta Vice President and President for EMEA
6 Aug 2018

Axalta appoints Yves Kerstens as Vice President and President for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Klaus Gast as Business Director for Powder Coatings in Europe

Axalta today announced the appointment of Yves Kerstens as Vice President and President of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. He succeeds Matthias Schönberg. Klaus Gast joins the company as its Business Director for Powder Coatings business in Europe. Both appointments were effective as of 1 August 2018.

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31 Jul 2018

Terrence Hahn to Join Axalta as Chief Executive Officer

Axalta today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Terrence Hahn as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 4, 2018, succeeding Charlie Shaver, who served as Axalta’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2013. Hahn will also serve on Axalta’s Board of Directors, expanding the Board’s size from eight to nine Directors.

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Dr. Michael Koerner Axalta Research Fellow
3 Jul 2018

Axalta Scientist Wins Technology Award for Digital Printing Advances at SURCAR North America

Dr Michael Koerner, Research Fellow at Axalta, won the SURCAR Technology Achievement Award in recognition for his presentation entitled Exterior Colorcoats for Digital Printing. The presentation explained research combining coating technology with digital paint application. The Award was received at SURCAR’s inaugural North America conference in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

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Axalta autonomous vehicles paint technology Radar
25 Jun 2018

Can You See Me Now?

Earlier this year, Barry Snyder, Axalta’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, addressed more than 300 autonomous vehicle professionals at the Autonomous Car Detroit conference in Michigan, USA. The conference was designed to facilitate idea sharing and discussion around technologies and trends that are shaping the evolution of the autonomous car.

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Jim Muse speaks at IBIS
21 Jun 2018

Axalta discusses skills and talent development at IBIS Global Summit 2018 in Munich

Axalta participated in the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) summit that took place in Munich, Germany, between 11 and 13 June 2018. Axalta’s delegation at the event consisted of 32 participants representing the company’s senior management team, teams of Axalta’s three premium global refinish brands – Cromax®, Spies Hecker, and Standox - as well as a number of its partners and customers. Axalta supported the summit as an Official Partner.

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Axalta Publishes Sustainability Report 2016-2017
20 Jun 2018

Axalta Publishes Sustainability Report

Axalta today issued its Sustainability Report 2016-2017, highlighting the company’s advancements in sustainable business practices, including technology and operations. Axalta’s Sustainability Report was prepared using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards, the most widely adopted global standards for public sustainability reporting.

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18 Jun 2018

Axalta Sells 50,000 Spectrophotometer

Axalta the leader in full digital colour management for refinishers, has sold its 50,000th spectrophotometer globally since the launch of the first generation of handheld devices for the refinish industry in 2005. Spectrophotometers are simply a better way to match colours, and faster, right-first-time colour matches mean optimised work flow processes, helping bodyshops to save time.

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Axalta and AMZ
14 Jun 2018

Axalta supports STEM initiatives through collaboration with Academic Motorsports Association of Zurich (AMZ)

Axalta is collaborating closely with the racing team of Academic Motorsports Association of Zurich (AMZ) in Switzerland, which was founded in 2006 by students of ETH Zurich, the city’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) university and one of the top ten universities in the world.

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Marion Roethgen
13 Jun 2018

Axalta rolls out simplified ordering system to provide customers with wider choice of ordering options

Axalta is rolling out a new efficient order management system in the second half of 2018 that is designed to give its refinish and powder coatings customers a wider choice of ordering options and greater overview of real-time price and product availability. The multi-store solution has been successfully trialed across eight countries with great success.

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11 Jun 2018

Axalta receives EcoVadis Gold Star award

Axalta has received a Gold Star award from EcoVadis, the international sustainability and CSR ratings firm. The Gold Star reflects Axalta’s strong performance and prominent achievements across a range of sustainability-related criteria in the four categories: Environment, Labour Practices, Sustainable Procurement and Fair Business Practices.

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Rahul Gogate Axalta Regional Business Director Accepts Ford's Annual World Excellence Awards
5 Jun 2018

Ford Honours Axalta at 20th Annual World Excellence Awards

Axalta honoured by Ford Motor Company with a Green Pillar World Excellence Award. Ford’s World Excellence Awards recognise companies that exceed expectations to achieve the highest levels of excellence in quality, delivery, value and innovation. Suppliers like Axalta are key to Ford’s success as it works to become the world’s most trusted mobility company.

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29 May 2018

Axalta to showcase Voltaprem 5000 from Energy Solutions at CWIEME Berlin

Axalta will showcase a recently launched impregnating resin from its Energy Solution business at the Coil Winding Expo (CWIEME) in Berlin, Germany, from 19 to 21 June 2018 on Stand A13 in Hall 3.2.

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25 May 2018

Axalta: perfect for a bodyshop and for a Formula One team

Axalta is an Official Team Supplier to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. Spies Hecker, one of Axalta’s premium refinish paint brands, has been responsible for more than four years for the paint on the instantly-recognisable previous championship-winning Silver Arrows as well as on this year’s car, the Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+.

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Axalta Cromax and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team 2018 Maverick Viñales
23 May 2018

Axalta renews official sponsorship of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team

Axalta has been confirmed as an Official Sponsor of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team for the 2018 MotoGP World Championship, which runs from 16 March 2018 to 18 November 2018. This renewal of the sponsorship, which was signed in Italy, marks the ninth consecutive year that the refinish paint systems of Cromax, one of the premium brands of Axalta, has been used on the support trucks as well as on the mechanics’ toolboxes, workbenches and other pit lane equipment.

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Axalta adds Voltatex 1175WL and Voltatex 1175WH to its Energy Solutions portfolio
21 May 2018

Axalta adds Voltatex 1175WL and Voltatex 1175WH to its Energy Solutions portfolio

Axalta introduces Voltatex® 1175WL and Voltatex 1175WH - low and high viscosity versions, respectively - of a self-bonding electrical steel varnish, to its Energy Solutions’ product portfolio. These two new electrical steel coatings replace the standard two component system, so no addition of a hardener or mixing is required.

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KOTK charity bike ride
16 May 2018

Axalta unites to fight cancer

Axalta has, for the eighth year running, cycled 1,000km to raise money for a leading Belgian cancer charity, Kom op Tegen Kanker (KOTK). The race, which took place from 10 to 13 May 2018, was tackled by three teams who each cycled 250km per day on each of the four days, starting and finishing in Mechelen, Belgium.

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1 May 2018

Axalta exhibits its Energy Solutions portfolio at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe in Hanover, Germany

Axalta is exhibiting its range of Impregnating Resins at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo (EHVTE) Europe in Hanover, Germany, from 15 to 17 May 2018, on Stand 531.

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Axalta Nason Finishes is launched in South Africa
17 Apr 2018

Axalta launches its refinish brand Nason Finishes in South Africa

Axalta 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.

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4 Apr 2018

Axalta announces new names for the Spencer Coatings Group after successful acquisition

Axalta announces the new legal entity names for Spencer Coatings after its successful acquisition by Axalta in May 2017. The Spencer Coatings Group, a leading industrial coatings manufacturer in the UK, has a reputation of unparalleled customer service and decades of success thanks to its high quality and durable products.

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Axalta Wins Market Leadership Award for Global Refinish Products
13 Mar 2018

Axalta Wins Market Leadership Award for Global Refinish Products

Axalta received the Frost & Sullivan 2017 Market Leadership Award for the automotive refinish coatings industry, which recognised the company’s refinish brands Cromax®, Spies Hecker® and Standox® as best in class globally.

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Axalta Color Solution Center Opening
12 Mar 2018

Axalta Opens New Color Solutions Center in Frankfurt

Axalta officially opened its Axalta Color Solutions Center in Frankfurt, Germany, at the end of February, 2018. Built to serve industrial customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) who require small batches of liquid coatings, the Axalta Color Solutions Center is designed to allow fast, agile production and provides Axalta customers with even more flexible and tailored service from a central European location.

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