COLOGNE, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Axalta Coating Systems, a global automotive coatings leader, announces that Fiat Group Automobiles Mopar Parts & Service and Customer Care division has approved Axalta’s three global refinish brands – Cromax®, Spies Hecker® and Standox® - for use in selected dealerships and bodyshops across Europe.
Adrien Schrobiltgen, Vice President of Refinish Systems for Axalta in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, says, “this new agreement reinforces our partnership with Fiat Group Automobiles. The common passion we share for technology and beautiful design strive to result in ever-more productive bodyshops and satisfied customers.”
The intent of the agreement is a close commercial cooperation between Fiat Group Automobiles and Axalta Coating Systems within European countries for continuous improvement in paint repair, thanks to the Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox refinish product systems. The agreement also covers the brands’ technical color management and other service support for Fiat Group Automobiles bodyshops in Austria, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland. Fiat bodyshops in other markets, such as France, Spain, Greece and the Czech Republic, have expressed their interest in having the approval extended to them as well.
The approvals followed the favorable completion of tests carried out on Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox by Fiat Group Automobiles. Each brand demonstrated excellent quality and durability coupled with outstanding efficiency and productivity.
Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, automotive refinish and commercial vehicles 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 145 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 12,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @axalta on twitter.