signed an agreement to develop a new, state-of-the-art facility in the Netherlands for its Dutch refinish business.
Once construction is completed, Axalta’s global refinish brands in the Netherlands – Cromax, Spies Hecker, Standox, and Syrox – will relocate to the new facility on Business Park Medel, both in Tiel.
The facility will also house Metalak BV.
“There has been a period of growth and change following our acquisition of Metalak in 2015," said Adrien Schrobiltgen, Axalta’s VP for Refinish Systems in Europe, Middle East and Africa."We have outgrown our current location’s ability to support us in the way in which we need it.”
Axalta’s plot in Business Park Medel is 12,000m2 and will house, once completed, a 7,250m2 facility comprised of office space over three floors, a warehouse, and a new Axalta Training Centre as well as separate mixing room, which is part of Axalta’s direct business point of distribution, servicing both high-volume customers as well as local color development.
“We are always looking to improve our level of support to our customers, so today, with a view to the future, we commit to building a state-of-the-art facility," said Bas van de Ven, Axalta’s managing director for Refinish in the Netherlands "The new training center will be able to meet the future needs of the market, while the new offices and sophisticated automated warehouse will allow us to take our daily operations to the next level and to attract and to retain outstanding talent."
Ground is due to be broken on the site in October 2019, with an anticipated completion date by summer 2020. The facility will be operational and ready to move into by September 2020.