"Having forged a strong bond over the last year it's clear we have a joint passion for improving the collision industry based on shared ethics and beliefs in 'doing the right thing.' This makes for an incredibly exciting 2019 and having Axalta right by our side enables us to deliver an unrivaled portfolio of events and publications,” Plenham CEO Jason Moseley said.
"I am confident that this new alliance between Plenham and Axalta will significantly benefit our customers and the overall global collision repair industry,” added Jim Muse, Axalta's VP of global refinish sales. “Axalta's long and successful track record in helping our customers enhance efficiency by using new products and technologies combined with Plenham's extensive network of body shops around the world make this a powerful combination. Together, we can advance new thinking and technologies quicker and get faster feedback on ideas that will make our industry better and more cost-effective than ever before.”
Axalta and Plenham plan to kick off the partnership with IBIS USA 2019 symposium in San Diego Feb.13-15,2019. In addition, there will be six global events in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia happening throughout the course of the year.