Mercedes-Benz AG Approves Standox Until 2023

Mercedes-Benz AG has renewed its approval of Standox – one of the premium, global refinish brands of Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings. Effective 1 April 2020, Standox is once again approved for use across the Mercedes-Benz network in 11 European countries, until 31 March 2023. This agreement is in addition to Mercedes-Benz approvals already in place with Standox in 41 countries globally.

Bart De Groof, Commercial Director for Axalta’s Refinish business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), says, “Car manufacturers need paint brands they can trust to deliver a high-quality finish for repairs and Standox has been approved for just that by Mercedes-Benz for over 20 years. We are very proud to be continuing our successful alliance with Mercedes-Benz in 2020 and beyond.”

Furthermore, Standox is awarded Mercedes-Benz Preferred Partner Status in the Czech Republic, Italy and Spain.

Standoblue from Standox, the brand’s third-generation waterborne basecoat, is particularly well-suited to the Mercedes-Benz network as it provides excellent colour matching and customised solutions for superior and durable finishes. Under the terms of the agreement, Standox will not only supply Mercedes-Benz bodyshops with refinish paint, but also will provide the highest quality technical training, colour management assistance and general consulting and support.

The newly signed approval covers Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Switzerland.

Standox is also currently approved by the Mercedes-Benz network in following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, the United States, Uruguay and Yemen

The re-approval follows a standard audit performance check of Axalta’s biggest waterborne coatings production site globally in Wuppertal, Germany, which passed with flying colours.

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About Standox

Standox, a global refinish coating brand from Axalta, is the best choice for professional refinishers. Customers can rely on Standox to achieve the best quality results, every time, accurately and quickly. As a brand manufactured in Wuppertal, Germany, Standox ensures our customers are ready for future digitalisation by improving workflow and work processes with digital tools. Standox further supports customers not only with relevant market insights but also work provision thanks to extensive approvals from car manufacturers as well as fleet, lease and insurance companies, which reflect the brand’s position as a leading partner to the automotive industry. Standox – the art of refinishing.