Left: Zhang Rui, Director of Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Aftermarket China; Right: Simon Lee, Interim President of Axalta China and President of Axalta’s Asia-Pacific Refinish business.
SHANGHAI - 10 JUNE 2021 - Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has been certified as the 2021-2024 Preferred Partner in China by Mercedes-Benz Aftermarket. As a preferred partner, Axalta will provide its premium refinish brand coating Spies Hecker to Mercedes-Benz’s collision repair dealer shops and repair facilities in China.
Axalta will also continue supplying Spies Hecker® and Standox® to the Mercedes-Benz network in eight Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets. Refinish customers in the region will continue to enjoy access to Axalta’s value-added services such as digital color matching and automated color mixing, the single visit application waterborne system, and other customized solutions, as well as training for technicians in their dealer shops and repair facilities.
Partners since 2013, Axalta and Mercedes Benz are working closely to create an era of performance and sustainability in the automotive sector by developing and delivering superior products and world-class customer service to refinish industry in China.
“We are delighted and honored to continuously earn the trust and approval of Mercedes-Benz. Our strong partnership is key in achieving our mutual sustainability goals to better serve the industry, China and the world,” said Simon Lee, Interim President of Axalta China and President of Axalta’s Asia-Pacific Refinish business.
Axalta is committed to working with its customers to develop more sustainable coating solutions that reduce energy use, emissions, water use and waste from its production, as well as customers’ production. In 2020, Axalta launched its new waterborne clearcoat solution in China. With the introduction of this eco-friendlier clearcoat, Axalta’s refinish customers have access to a comprehensive sustainable coating solution.
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Axalta is a global leader in the coatings industry, providing customers with innovative, stylish, and sustainable coatings solutions. From light vehicles, commercial vehicles, and refinish applications to electric motors, building facades, and other industrial applications, its coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enhance durability. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the Axalta global team continues to find ways to serve more than 100,000 customers in over 130 countries better every day. For more information, visit axalta.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter.