COLOGNE, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has opened new commercial offices for its Spanish operations in Sant Cugat del Vallès near Barcelona, Spain. The 550m2 facility is home to Axalta’s powder, liquid industrial, OEM and refinish businesses. It is designed to welcome visitors with a dedicated showroom to display the company’s powder coating family of brands, four spacious meeting rooms and a reception area.
“Sant Cugat is part of a high-tech business development project area that offers customers and employees easy access by air, motorway and train,” explained Merce Berengueras who is the Sant Cugat site manager and Marketing Manager for Axalta Powder Coatings in Spain and Portugal. “With a brand new modern complex in Sant Cugat Park, this new facility signals our commitment to both the Spanish and the wider European market.”
In the powder coatings showroom, visitors to the offices can view samples of every RAL colour that Axalta’s powder coating brands such as Alesta® offer in four different finishes. This space also doubles as a showcase for design objects that sport Axalta’s powder coatings. Said Berengueras, “At the moment we are exhibiting the Gardenias garden furniture collection by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon for BD Barcelona Design. Axalta’s Alesta powder coatings are perfect for outside furniture as they offer outstanding durability and weather-resistance as well as a fantastic range of colours.”
Axalta employees in Spain have already moved to the new location and celebrated the official opening of their new offices with customers at a reception in April 2014.
This news follows other recent investment announcements. In March 2014, Axalta announced a US$60 million investment in Wuppertal, Germany to build a next-generation waterborne industrial coatings manufacturing facility. In February 2014, the company announced the third phase of a three-year US$32 million investment program to expand waterborne capacity in Brazil. Axalta is also expanding its waterborne capacity in Shanghai to meet the growth of automobile production in China. The US$50 million investment in China was announced in May 2013 and the company broke ground on the Shanghai construction in January 2014.
Axalta Coating Systems in Spain is also present in Madrid, Asturias and Castellon with service centres, training and warehousing facilities.
Axalta supplies paint to automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). In the refinish segment of the car market, flagship brands – Cromax®, Spies Hecker® and Standox® – along with regional and national brands make Axalta one of the largest global suppliers of paint to collision and body shops. Commercial transportation and general industry customers in the EMEA region rely on Axalta’s PercoTop®, Imron® and, for electrical insulation, Voltatex® brands . Architectural and decorative customers use Alesta powder coatings for brilliant colors and corrosion resistance.
Axalta Coating Systems is a leading global provider of liquid and powder coatings to automotive, transportation, general industrial, and architectural and decorative customers. Doing business in more than 130 countries, Axalta operates 35 manufacturing centers, seven R&D facilities and 42 customer training centers. Axalta will continue to build on more than 145 years of experience in the coatings industry. For more information visit www.axaltacoatingsystems.com