Axalta opens world’s largest R&D centre

Axalta celebrated the official opening of its global innovation centre, the largest coatings research and development (R&D) centre in the world.

The 16,000sqm global innovation centre offers specialty labs, as well as office space. Its location in Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard enables collaboration among Axalta employees, business partners, and customers throughout the Philadelphia area and beyond.

‘Axalta’s global innovation centre will become the central hub for our global research, product development, and technology initiatives where we develop and deliver the most innovative coatings products in the world,’ said Robert Bryant, interim chief executive officer, Axalta.

The Navy Yard location offers an attractive workplace for new talent, and the Axalta campus was built with researchers in mind, modelling an academic setting with a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces to foster teamwork and creativity.