BASEL, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced the growth of its Global Services Center in Asturias, Spain. The company welcomed new employees already selected as part of a talent acquisition drive in cooperation with the University of Oviedo that began in March 2017 to bring additional resources to Axalta. The number of employees at the location may continue to increase in line with the growing needs of the company’s finance, human resources, procurement, information technology and logistics activities housed at the Global Services Center.
“Our aim in expanding our Asturias Global Services Center is to strengthen its role as a center of excellence with a global reach. The added efficiencies and synergies will ensure we are well-placed for future growth. We are delighted to have talented graduates from the University of Oviedo to help us make this happen,” says Joe McDougall, Axalta’s Senior Vice President, Global Branding, Corporate Affairs, and Chief Human Resources Officer.
Axalta established its presence in Asturias in 2002. Since then, the company has expanded its footprint in the area and developed a strong, mutually beneficial partnership with the University of Oviedo.
Elisa Miguélez Gonzalez, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs at the University of Oviedo, says, “It is wonderful to be able to offer our graduates the opportunity to work in a successful global company such as Axalta and to apply the knowledge gained during their degree courses in the real world.”
With a more than 400-year history, the University of Oviedo is a public higher education and research institution. It offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate degrees in all areas, as well as postgraduate degree programs in collaboration with other national and international universities and more than 500 companies.
This collaboration underscores Axalta’s commitment to supporting educational institutions around the world. Some of the initiatives include guiding the next generation of business leaders and promoting the so-called STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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About Axalta Coating Systems
Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 13,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axalta.com and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.