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Axalta Receives Best Performance Vendor Award from Tata Marcopolo

October 25, 2013

Axalta Coating Systems in India received the Best Performance Award from Tata Marcopolo Motors Ltd, an India-based joint venture between Tata Motors and Marcopolo S.A. of Brazil.  With daily production reaching almost 70 buses during its peak season, Tata Marcopolo has become one of Asia’s leading bus manufacturers.  This is the third consecutive year that Tata Marcopolo selected Axalta Coating Systems for its prestigious award out of its pool of suppliers, acknowledging Axalta’s commitment to provide consistent, high-performance coatings solutions.

“We are very proud to receive this prestigious award,” explained Vinay Rajadhyaksha, Managing Director, Axalta Coating Systems India Pvt. Limited. “The award recognizes the close collaboration between Tata Marcopolo and our team. We look forward to strengthening our successful partnership by offering distinguished and innovative services to support Tata Marcopolo’s growth.”

The award was based on the parameters of safety, delivery, quality, cost and service.
Mr. Vinay K. Pathak, CEO-Tata Marcopolo remarked, “It is with great pleasure that we grant this award to the Axalta team. The award shows our appreciation for Axalta’s quality services that has helped to grow our competitiveness in the market.”

Axalta has been Tata Marcopolo’s exclusive coatings supplier since 2008. Two Axalta systems in particular contributed to the award.  Axalta’s wet-on-wet paint system has supported Tata Marcopolo’s more than five-fold increase in production by offering increased productivity and energy savings. In addition, Axalta’s value engineering programs have helped improve Tata Marcopolo’s production line by improving the skills of workers and reducing costs.