Valspar has expanded its global automotive color operations by opening a color technology center in Shunde, China. Establishing a color technology center in this location enables Valspar to offer more service options to its automotive customers in Asia Pacific and Australia. The center is designed to increase the quantity of available colors for automotive customers while at the same time ensuring that common technology, methods and procedures are being practiced. The center plans to develop 6,000 colors the first year with plans to grow to a capacity of 9,000 colors per year. The center includes employees skilled as colorists, sprayers and color information experts. The new color technology center will also support global color development projects for Valspar’s automotive refinish brands including De Beer and Valspar Refinish.