Axalta Opens Largest Refinish Center in India


Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta (Philadelphia) announced earlier this week that it has opened its largest and most advanced refinish training center in India.

The facility spans more than 20,000 square feet.

"The opening of this new training facility today demonstrates the confidence we have in the opportunities for growth in India," said Sober Sethi, President, Emerging Markets, Axalta.

"The coatings industry, especially waterborne coatings, in India has been growing at a rapid pace. The new refinish training facility will provide our customers with the most advanced painting techniques to help them be more efficient, productive and profitable.”

The company expects to train approximately 1,000 technicians at the new training center this year. Customers will use the company's latest coating technologies, as well as training techniques and advanced digital tools.

The training center is also equipped with an advanced Virtual Reality Training Room, digital color-matching tool and an online training facility for customers that cannot be physically present at the center, the company notes. The VR Training duplicates the paint spraying activity and experience and enables customers to gain the benefits of the training without actually using the paint material.

"Axalta is committed to consistently investing in enhancing our capabilities, facilities and training to help customers grow their businesses," said Vinay Rajadhyaksha, Managing Director, Axalta India.

"We are excited about our new training capabilities in the region. This new facility creates a significant opportunity for us to be closer to our customers and support their success in a way that is truly unique in our industry.”

In addition to this new training facility, Axalta has three other training centers in India, one manufacturing plant, a color lab and two offices throughout India.


Tagged categories: Axalta; Business matters; Business operations; Good Technical Practice; India; North America; Worker training

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