News and Events


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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5 Apr 2018

Axalta announces new names for the Spencer Coatings Group

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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21 Mar 2018

Axalta at PaintExpo in Karlsruhe, 17-20 April 2018

“Inspiring Colour Solutions” - this is the headline under which Axalta will present innovative products and services such as Acothane polyurethane coatings and AquaEC electrocoatings at PaintExpo. The world’s leading trade fair for industrial coating technology will take place in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 17 to 20 April 2018.

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14 Mar 2018

Axalta Opens New Color Solutions Center in Frankfurt, Germany to Serve Industrial Customers

Axalta opened its Color Solutions Center in Frankfurt, Germany, which is to serve industrial customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) who require small batches of liquid coatings. It 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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10 Nov 2017

Axalta to Showcase its Corrosion Protection Portfolio to New Markets

Axalta has spent the last few years reinforcing its expansive portfolio of liquid, powder, and thermoplastic corrosion protection products to appeal to new customers and new markets. Products include top brands like Nap-Gard® for use on external and internal oil and gas pipelines, Abcite® for water pipelines and off-shore platforms, and newly acquired, renowned brands such as Corroless and Acothane products for steel structures and Plascoat thermoplastic products.

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30 Oct 2017

Axalta and Brink Towing Systems BV to Collaborate on Automotive Tow Bars

Axalta and the Netherlands-based towing systems manufacturer Brink Towing Systems BV have signed an agreement which sees the tow bars manufactured by Brink to be coated with Axalta’s high-performance cathodic electrocoat, AquaEC™ 3000.

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4 Oct 2017

Axalta to Launch First Shatter-Proof Glass Coating

Axalta has introduced the first clear, water-based coating that provides an invisible membrane to glass surfaces and is designed to keep potentially dangerous fragments in place, should the glass break or shatter. The technology was developed by the Glass Coatings Division of Spencer Coatings Group, which was acquired by Axalta in June of this year.

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14 Jul 2017

Axalta at SURCAR Event in Cannes, France

Dr. Herman Yee, the Global Manager of Technology for Electrocoat at Axalta Coating Systems, gave representatives from car manufacturers insight into new electrocoat technology innovations at the 29th International Conference on Automotive Body Finishing (SURCAR).

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22 May 2017

Axalta to Acquire the Spencer Coatings Group

Axalta announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire the Spencer Coatings Group, a leading manufacturer of high performance industrial coatings for heavy-duty equipment, general industrial, oil and gas, and glass coatings segments. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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9 Nov 2016

Axalta at European Coatings Technology Forum

Axalta will attend the European Coatings Technology Forum "Coatings for Agriculture and Construction Equipment" (ACE), taking place in Berlin, Germany, on 24 November 2016 at 11.45am. Dr Carlos Rodriguez Santamarta will discuss trends and technological advances in coatings for the ACE market.

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