Groupe Renault added the Global Design Award this year to its annual recognition program for suppliers that have made exceptional contributions in areas such as design. Tim Knavish, PPG senior vice president, global automotive coatings, accepted the award on behalf of PPG.
PPG began providing Rouge Flamme, an innovative color that uses a complex red clearcoat, to Renault in 2011. The color is exclusive to Renault and available on models including the Clio 4, Twingo, Kadjar, Captur and New Megane.
“This color is a major achievement for PPG and marks an important step forward for high-chroma colors in automotive applications,” said Luis Aragon, PPG global account director, Groupe Renault and PSA Group. “The success of Rouge Flamme demonstrates how high-quality, attractive finishes can help PPG's customers increase their vehicle sales and strengthen their brand image. We are very proud to win this award and to continue growing our partnership with Renault.”