Axalta opens new facility in South Africa

Axalta has announced the opening of its new South African central office in Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa, which is dedicated to automotive refinish coatings technology.

Hannes Kloppers, country business leader for Axalta in South Africa, said, ‘This is an exciting time for Axalta in South Africa and marks a huge milestone not only for us and our employees, but also, and most importantly, for our valued customers, who will benefit from the expanding customer service support and infrastructure.’

The office and the theory training room with multimedia facilities are already operational. The practical training area, which will include spraybooths and a mixing room, will be ready for delegate intake from mid-2019. Once completed, the facility will offer refinishers the opportunity to receive quality, professional training and to learn invaluable skills that they can take back to their bodyshops.

The new Axalta office is located in Midrand, which is situated to serve a large customer base. With satellite refinish offices in Cape Town, KwaZulu Natal and Port Elizabeth, Axalta in South Africa is positioned to meet its customers’ needs.

Axalta will host an opening ceremony once the full training facilities are operational.  A series of refinish training programmes for Spies Hecker, Standox and Duxone will be on offer to those who want to improve their skills and learn about the latest technology and applications.