Axalta opens new facility in Midrand, South Africa
Basel, Switzerland – 19 October 2018: Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is pleased to announce the opening of its new South African central office in Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa, which is dedicated to automotive refinish coatings technology.
Hannes Kloppers, Country Business Leader for Axalta in South Africa, says, “This is an exciting time for Axalta in South Africa and marks a huge milestone not only for us and our employees, but also, and most importantly, for our valued customers, who will benefit from the expanding customer service support and infrastructure.”
The office and the theory training room with multimedia facilities are already operational. The practical training area, which will include spraybooths and a mixing room, will be ready for delegate intake from mid-2019. Once completed, the facility will offer refinishers the opportunity to receive quality, professional training and to learn invaluable skills that they can take back to their bodyshops.
Lucian Jantjies, National Sales Leader for Axalta Refinish in South Africa, says, “The facility is designed to be a state-of-the-art learning and training environment, complete with practical equipment for hands-on training as well as the experts to impart the theory behind it. It is an open, collaborative and creative working environment for customers and employees alike. It will enable us to work more closely with our customers, to ensure their needs are met and to help them develop their businesses. Axalta’s investment in this new facility demonstrates our commitment to our customers and to the South African refinish market.”
The new Axalta office is strategically located in Midrand, which is ideally situated to serve a large customer base. With satellite refinish offices in Cape Town, KwaZulu Natal and Port Elizabeth, Axalta in South Africa is well positioned to meet its customers’ needs.
Kloppers concludes, “Expanding our customer support services is a priority for us and is another way to provide our customers with what they need to stay competitive.”
Axalta will host an opening ceremony once the full training facilities are operational. A series of refinish training programmes for Spies Hecker, Standox and Duxone will be on offer to those who want to improve their skills and learn about the latest technology and applications.
To find out more about Axalta, visit www.axalta.com.
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 14,000 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 axalta.com and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.