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Axalta Showcases its Advanced Manufacturing Capabilities at the Smart Factory Construction and Management Forum 2020

SHANGHAI - July 28, 2020 - Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, recently showcased its advanced manufacturing approach at the Smart Factory Construction and Management Forum 2020 in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province. More than 200 people attended the Forum, which was organized by Paint and Coatings Industry (PCI) Magazine in China.

The forum offered local companies in the coatings, raw materials and environmental protection equipment industries the opportunity to promote new technologies, discuss advanced sustainable production techniques and embrace digitalization in manufacturing with intelligent laboratories and factories.

“With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, Axalta has always been committed to the safe and efficient operation of all manufacturing centers globally,” said Victor Wang, Vice President of Axalta’s Asia Pacific Operations. “By sharing best practices in operational excellence within the paint and coatings industry, we hope to work together with industry peers to improve production management while promoting the sustainable development of China's coatings and related application industries."

At the forum, Zhongqiu Liu, Plant Manager of the Axalta Shanghai powder coatings plant, introduced sustainable coating production processes used by Axalta with an emphasis on the global Axalta Operational Excellence (AOE) program. Through a structured approach, the AOE program helps implement visual performance management allowing for continuous improvement in Axalta’s plants. Liu also highlighted automation and digitalization innovations used in Axalta’s operations, and shared its experience of improving efficiency through flexible production.

Since 1984, Axalta has gradually built its manufacturing footprint in China with two liquid coatings plants in Jiading, Shanghai and Changchun, Jilin, as well as a powder coatings plant in Qingpu, Shanghai and four refinish training centers. Axalta opened its Asia Pacific Technology Center in Shanghai in 2017.

 

About Axalta 

Axalta is a global leader in the coatings industry, providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable coatings solutions. From light vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, building facades and other industrial applications, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enhance durability. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the global team at Axalta continues to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in over 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.

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