the world’s leader in automotive refinish coatings and a leading global
supplier of liquid and powder coatings, opened its largest and most advanced
Refinish Training Centre, spread over 20,000 square feet in India. The state-of-the-art training facility was
inaugurated by Sobers Sethi, President, Emerging Markets, Axalta. Axalta now
has four dedicated training facilities in India.
opening of this new training facility demonstrates the confidence we have in
the opportunities for growth in India,” said Sethi, adding that “The coatings
industry, especially waterborne coatings, in India has been growing at a rapid
pace. The new training facility will provide our customers with the most advanced
painting techniques to help them be more efficient, productive, and profitable.
And, we are helping our customers drive these improvements while being mindful
of the environment with sustainable techniques and products. Our customers’
success is our success and we proud to be the Refinish leader in India and
around the world.”
expects to train around 1000 technicians at the new training centre this year.
Customers will use the company’s latest coating technologies, as well as
industry-leading training techniques and advanced digital tools. Axalta will also demonstrate the latest
spraying application systems that use less energy and reduce waste, have
fast-drying finishes, and use superior colour matching technologies. Through
this centre, customers in India can stay on the cutting-edge of coating
technologies and techniques that are designed to deliver benefits to their
businesses immediately and for the long-term.
training centre is also equipped with an advanced Virtual Reality (VR) Training
Room, digital color matching tool, and an online training facility for
customers that cannot be physically present at the centre. The VR Training
duplicates the paint spraying activity and experience and enables customers to
gain the benefits of the training without actually using the paint material.
is committed to consistently investing in enhancing our capabilities,
facilities, and training to help customers grow their businesses,” Vinay
Rajadhyaksha, Managing Director, Axalta India. “We are excited about our new
training capabilities in the region. This new facility creates a significant
opportunity for us to be closer to our customers and support their success in a
way that is truly unique in our industry.
The training opportunities offered at the centre combined with our
leading products and technologies, such as our waterborne coatings including
CromaxPro and Standoblue, position Axalta well to grow in India and serve our
customers at the highest levels,” he added.
more than 20 years Axalta has been serving customers in India spanning from
different business units across the automotive value chain with its
transportation coatings, refinish coatings, auto plastic coatings and general
industrial coatings. The customers include key international and local OEMs, as
well as major car dealers in the region. General industries are also important
sectors that will benefit from Axalta’s expansion in India. In addition to this
new training facility, Axalta has 3 other training centres in India, 1
manufacturing plant, a state-of-the-art colour lab, and two offices throughout