Cromax becomes silver solar partner

Cromax, part of Axalta Coating Systems has become a Silver Partner of the Punch Powertrain Solar Team, run by engineering students from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

Under the terms of the agreement, Cromax will supply and apply the paint for the specially designed solar car, and will also provide technical expertise and guide the students through the paint preparation steps. The brand’s logo will also appear on the car, on the team’s clothing and on the team support vehicles.

The team will compete in this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia from 8 to 15 October 2017.

Dries Van den Bergh, Cromax brand manager Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), said, ‘We’re delighted to be sponsoring this dynamic team of ambitious students once again and our partnership affirms Axalta’s commitment to supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiatives. By elevating our support to Silver Partner status, the team is now relying on us from the very start of the process. Thanks to our extensive experience in many different forms of motorsport across the globe, and our strong ethos for innovation, we can provide the team with valuable guidance early on.’