Collectively, Axalta in Russia and its joint venture - Axalta Russian Coatings, LLC – in Yaroslavl, Russia, employ more than 140 people; most are based at its offices in Moscow while some representatives are located in Saint Petersburg and Yekaterinburg. In addition to serving customers in Russia, the company has liquid, industrial and powder coating business customers in Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Its joint venture focuses on automotive OEM. Axalta in Russia is currently working on the launch of its training center for automotive body shop technicians, which is planned for completion in 2015.
Marina Guseva, HR Leader, Eastern and Central Europe, Axalta Coating Systems, Russia, said, "It was an honor to win. We're delighted to receive such a prestigious award, especially knowing the strong competition we were up against. This is a proud moment for Axalta and shows our commitment to our entire workforce. The success of a business relies very much on its people. It is the Human Resource department's job to drive performance at the organization, team and individual levels. In Russia, we strive to create the right infrastructure to build a high-performing workforce, and this award shows how we have achieved our goal."
Kolja Hosch, Axalta Coating Systems HR Country Leader EMEA, added, "Our award recognizes the commitment of our team to build our Axalta employer brand. As a region, this recognition of our success will be a springboard for yet more positive developments for the company in Russia and the other Axalta operations in the region."
Guseva also received personal awards for Business Reputation and Best HR Director at the conference. She said, "It is wonderful to be rewarded for my personal work, alongside the company's award. We have put the awards up in our reception area as a constant reminder of what we have achieved and how we plan to build on it."