Axalta Coating Systems plans expanding its waterborne coatings capacity in Germany

Axalta to expand waterborne coatings capacity in Germany

6:38 AM, 11th September 2014
Axalta Coating Systems plans expanding its waterborne coatings capacity
Charlie Shaver, Chairman and CEO, Axalta.

WUPPERTAL, GERMANY: Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, broke ground in Wuppertal, Germany, on construction to expand its capacity to produce waterborne coatings. The new facility will increase the footprint of what is already the largest of the company’s 35 manufacturing centers. Production is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2015.

The new Wuppertal facility will manufacture coatings for some of the largest European light vehicle automotive original equipment manufacturers, as well as for Axalta’s three global refinish brands - Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox. It will also supply waterborne paints for manufacturers of commercial vehicles and industrial applications.

“A growing demand for high-performance waterborne paint solutions prompted our decision to expand in Wuppertal. This facility will use a number of advanced technologies to decrease waste and reduce the environmental footprint of our operations. Waterborne coatings also meet our customers’ interest in coating systems that enable them to reduce their own impact on the environment and operate more productively,” said Charlie Shaver, Chairman and CEO, Axalta.

 

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