Axalta Coating Systems opened its new Color Solutions Center in Frankfurt at the end of February 2018. The centre will serve industrial customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and is designed to allow fast and agile production. It will supply customers with small batches for applications that range from trailers and machinery to doors and window frames. The range also includes products for general industrial and agricultural, construction and earthmoving equipment, polyurethanes for internal and external pipeline coatings, and coatings for corrosion control on a range of steel structures. “We wanted to create the right conditions that would enable our highly skilled team of experts to colour match and produce small batches, typically under 100 kg. The Color Solutions Center also allows Axalta’s customers to test small quantities of new liquid products with very short lead times,” says Thomas Mangold, Axalta’s Business Director for the Industrial Liquid business in the EMEA region. The centre has 1,300 m² of warehouse space and 700 m² of shop floor.
Picture: Thomas Mangold (right), Business Director Industrial Liquid, EMEA and Kevin Weiss, Head of the Axalta Color Solutions Center, at the opening of the Color Solution Center.