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Axalta Announces 2018 Supplier of the Year Winners
Top Suppliers Recognized for Helping Axalta Drive Performance and Leadership Globally

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading manufacturer of powder and liquid coatings, today announced its 2018 Supplier of the Year award winners: BYK Additives, Chang Chun Plastics, Eastman Chemical Company, Element Fleet Management, GEO Specialty Chemicals, Rhenus Group, Rianlon Corporation, and Wanhua Chemical Group.

"Our success as a global leader in the coatings industry starts with our suppliers and the leading service and materials they provide that enable us to deliver high-quality products to our customers every day," said Robert W. Bryant, Axalta's Chief Executive Officer. "With help from these outstanding suppliers, Axalta continues to deliver results."

Introduced in 2016, Axalta's Supplier of the Year award recognizes suppliers around the world that have gone above and beyond expectations to ensure that Axalta provides exceptional products and services to its customers every day. Suppliers must meet specific Quality, Service, Technology, and Value criteria, as well as demonstrate their alignment with Axalta's stringent Sustainability expectations. Additionally, suppliers must exhibit a strong commitment to continuous improvement and excellent performance delivery. Recipients of the award are selected by Axalta's global procurement team in collaboration with our business, operations and technology teams from North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Bryant concluded, "We are delighted to recognize and celebrate with our 2018 Suppliers of the Year and are grateful to have partners that are committed to helping Axalta serve our customers and achieve our business goals. Through our supplier awards program, we recognize partners who understand us, know our priorities, and help Axalta continue to drive long-term performance and leadership in our industries."

About Axalta

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 14,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our 100,000+ customers in more than 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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