Axalta Opens Australia, New Zealand Facility
Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta (Philadelphia) announced last week that it has officially opened a new regional multi-functional facility for Australia and New Zealand.
The 5,300-square-meter facility, located in Sydney, will enable higher quality and faster service for customers throughout the region, greater access to Axalta's coating technologies and products and more efficient supply chain solutions for customers, according to the company.
"This new facility is a significant milestone for Axalta and all of our customers in the region," said Robert Bryant, CEO of Axalta.
"It demonstrates our confidence in the growing Australian and New Zealand markets and creates an important opportunity to be closer to our customers under one roof. Customers will benefit because of the greater access to new products, faster customer service and the unique training opportunities offered at our new facility. In addition, the expanded presence in ANZ enhances the capacity we need to meet our long-term growth plans in the region, which is an integral part of our continued global growth."
The facility will house regional corporate offices, a customer training facility and a warehouse and distribution center. Each of Axalta's business segments—Refinish, Industrial and Transportation—will be represented.
According to Axalta, the customer training facility will use the company's latest coating technologies, training techniques and digital tools to enable its customers to deliver the highest quality refinish solutions to the end-user, while increasing their productivity and profitability.
Axalta Refinish customers will also reportedly gain in-depth knowledge of the latest spraying application systems that use less energy and reduce waste, have fast-drying finish and use color-matching technologies.
"Axalta is the world leader in Refinish and consistently invests in enhancing our capabilities, facilities, and training to help customers grow their businesses," said Steven Brett, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, Axalta.
"We provide our customers with access to the latest products and innovations in the industry and offer the best training available. We are excited about our new training capabilities in the region, and that we can now offer the most efficient warehousing and distribution methods all from this terrific new facility."
The new training facility is expected to be fully operational within the next four months.