SHANGHAI, CHINA – Nov. 19, 2019 - Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has won the "Leading International Coating Enterprise” award during the 60th anniversary of the coatings industry held by Paint and Coatings Industry magazine. In addition, Willie Wu, President of Axalta Greater China, won the “Outstanding Corporate Executive in the Coating Industry” award.
“We are honored to be recognized for our contributions to the Chinese coatings industry by such a prestigious organization,” said Willie Wu, President of Greater China at Axalta. “Axalta was one of the first multinational coatings companies to enter China in the 1980s. We remain committed to China and to providing outstanding coatings, innovative technologies, and quality services for our customers. Axalta looks forward to continuing to work with all stakeholders to make even greater contributions for many years to come.”
Wu continued, “I would also like to thank Paint and Coatings Industry and my industry colleagues for recognizing me as an Outstaring Corporate Executive in the Coatings Industry. In my 30 year career, I have witnessed the rapid development of China’s coating industry first hand and I am confident in its future. There is so much opportunity ahead in our industry and I am excited about the role Axalta will continue to play. Our company is truly an innovation leader and will continue to help evolve the industry and deliver vibrant and sustainable coatings that our customers want and expect from Axalta.”
Axalta is the world’s leading coating company in the development and production of innovative liquid and powder coatings. Since entering the Chinese market in 1984, Axalta has set up a nationwide high-performance coating production, research and development (R&D) and training operation networks. Today Axalta has liquid coating plants in Jiading, Changchun, and a powder coating plant in Qingpu, Shanghai. Axalta has set up its Asia-Pacific R&D center, one of its four regional technology R&D centers in the world in Shanghai, which was put into operation in 2017. In addition, Axalta has four customer training centers for refinish coating located across the country.
Founded in 1959, Paint and Coatings Industry is an industry-leading publication sponsored by the Coatings and Coatings Committee of the Chinese Chemical Industry Association. It is also the longest professional publication in the Chinese coatings industry. In the celebration of its 60th anniversary, Paint and Coatings Industry granted awards to recognize major scientific and technological achievements, outstanding figures, international companies, local enterprises, innovative technologies and benchmarking projects that have had a major impact on the development of China’s coatings industry over the past 60 years.