Under the terms of the partnership designation, Axalta will provide its flagship Spies Hecker® Permahyd® Hi-TEC waterborne coating products to Mercedes-Benz in China to support its collision repair business. Axalta also will provide color formulas to Mercedes-Benz dealer shops and repair facilities as new colors are introduced. Concurrently, Axalta will provide training to technicians from Mercedes-Benz, its dealer shops and other repair facilities.
“We have been working with Mercedes-Benz locally and globally for many years,” said Luke Lu, Vice President of Axalta and President of its business in China. “Becoming an aftermarket strategic partner is a recognition of Axalta’s sustainable and advanced product development, latest generation technologies, and excellent customer service.”
At every level – from corporate culture to production processes and service mentality – Axalta strives to drive critical innovations that support sustainability goals among our customers and in the communities where we manufacture and sell our products.
“Axalta’s waterborne coatings are designed to be environmentally responsible, helping to reduce energy consumption and VOC emissions. That, in turn, enables our customers, such as Mercedes-Benz, to reduce their overall environmental footprint and achieve the levels of sustainability required to succeed in an increasingly competitive market,” Luke Lu added.
Axalta has operated in China since 1984, and has established a leadership position in the development of innovative, customer focused coating products. In addition to the recently-opened Jiading waterborne coatings facility, Axalta operates an adjacent plant in Jiading, a plant in Changchun, six powder coating operations through its Axalta-Huajia joint venture, four refinish training centers, and a Global Color Lab. Axalta also hosts its Asia Pacific Innovation Center and its Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters in Shanghai.