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Axalta Invites Collision Repair Shops to “Take the Lead” at NORTHEAST 2015


March 3, 2015
By Business Wire News

GLEN MILLS, Pa.

Success in the collision repair business comes down to two words – productivity and profitability. That may sound simple, but managing both successfully can be a daunting process. That is why Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) works hard to create innovative solutions through advanced paint systems and a complete line of services, tools, and business and technical training that are engineered for speed, specifically, for collision repair shops.

At the 38th Annual NORTHEAST® 2015 Automotive Services Show, presented by the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers/New Jersey (AASP/NJ), to be held on March 22, 2015, at the Meadowlands Exhibition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey, Axalta will showcase our Cromax® Pro, Standox® Standoblue® and Spies Hecker® Permahyd® systems and, our newest line, the Cromax® MosaicTM volatile organic compound-compliant solvent system.

“In an increasingly consolidated and regulated marketplace, collision repair shops are facing multiple challenges while balancing the expectations of their customers,” explained Ray Fratella, Axalta Collision Services Manager for North America. “This is where Axalta can help collision repair shops take the lead. For example, our ProfitNetTM collision management system gives shop owners the power to track every aspect of their business. It can help them learn where they’re making money, where they’re not and where they may have opportunities to increase margins.

“Those attending NORTHEAST 2015 who visit Axalta’s booth can learn how we are uniquely positioned to provide a broad range of solutions like our ColorNetTM formula-retrieval system which includes a variety of tools that can be used separately or together. These tools include our VINdicatorTM color retrieval system for exact color matching by vehicle identification number; our ColorNet color proofing to pick the right formula before any paint is mixed; our X-PertTM dispensing system to eliminate costly over pours and our AcquirePlusTM EFX handheld spectrophotometer that helps fine tune color for a more precise match.”

Axalta’s training programs for both the business and technical sides of shops can have an immediate impact on bottom lines. Our management training seminars are specifically designed for collision industry owners and managers. Technical training includes hands-on education presented in state-of-the-art facilities by experienced industry experts.

If there’s an innovation in auto refinishing, chances are Axalta is behind it. From changes driven by Axalta’s technology to new solutions developed to meet evolving environmental regulations, we’re here to help with those two most important words – productivity and profitability. To learn more, visit our website or stop by Booth #427 at NORTHEAST 2015.

About Axalta Coating Systems

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 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.

Axalta Coating Systems
Richard R. Ruberti, Sr.
+1 610-358-5236
Richard.ruberti@axaltacs.com
axaltacoatingsystems.com