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Take the Axalta Challenge at Automechanika

By Business Wire News   


Step right up and step right into a fully functional, state-of-the art paint booth! On April 24 -26 Automechanika Chicago attendees, will hear that midway-like invitation quite often as Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, teams up with Global Finishing Solutions (GFS), the world’s leading manufacturer of paint booths, and Automechanika, to provide an interactive paint-mixing and -spraying environment right on the trade show floor in Booth #1034.

Take the Axalta Challenge at Automechanika (Photo: Business Wire)

Take the Axalta Challenge at Automechanika (Photo: Business Wire)

Interested painters are encouraged to take the Axalta challenge and visit the Axalta event website to sign up ahead of time for sessions in the mixing room and paint booth. Each day we will feature waterborne basecoats using one of our global refinish brands – Standox® on Friday, April 24; Cromax® on Saturday, April 25; and Spies Hecker® on Sunday, April 26. In addition to painting, visitors can interact with technical experts or visit Axalta’s main booth (Booth #1302) for an introduction to the Axalta Learning Campus, our ColorNet® formula-retrieval system or our ProfitNet® collision management system.

“We are pleased to offer a platform for technicians to test new products and techniques alongside one of our expert trainers. It is a great way for Axalta to educate painters about the latest innovations available in coatings,” said Jim Evans, Axalta North America Training Manager. “We provide similar opportunities at our latest generation training centers across the country. Because proper training is so important, we are awarding scholarships to Automechanika attendees. For those who cannot travel, we are launching the Axalta Learning Campus at Automechanika which provides both technical and business e-learning. To learn more about how Axalta is #EngineeredForSpeed, follow us on our North America Refinish social media channels.”

About Global Finishing Solutions

Global Finishing Solutions is the world’s leading manufacturer of paint booths and finishing systems for a wide variety of industries — including automotive collision repair, industrial manufacturing, rail, transit, marine, trucking, wood finishing, military and defense, and aviation. Built on the merging of North America’s most significant finishing equipment manufacturers, Global Finishing Solutions has decades of experience in designing, manufacturing and installing some of the most technologically advanced finishing environments in the world. Dedicated to innovation, Global Finishing Solutions continues to develop new products to help businesses be more productive and efficient. For more information, visit

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 and follow us @axalta on Twitter.

Axalta Coating Systems
Richard R. Ruberti, Sr., +1 610-358-5236


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