May 21, 2024 08:00

Axalta Announces Partnership with Solera, a Global Leader in Vehicle Lifecycle Management

Through this partnership, Axalta’s conventional and Fast Cure Low Energy (FCLE) refinish paint systems will be integrated into Solera’s Sustainable Estimatics platform, enabling Axalta customers to estimate their CO2 emissions per repair, while considering repair methods (repair versus replace), paint application process, and drying conditions.

Standox - One Visit Application logo
Mar 08, 2024 03:42

Standox – enabling more efficient refinishing with One Visit Application

Time is money, and in today’s economy, this has never been more accurate. That’s why in any busy bodyshop, energy savings, material consumption, efficient workflow and intelligent division of labour are vital to optimise work processes. The spray booth is just as important; refinishers should optimise their time there too.

Jan 31, 2024 03:42

Embracing sustainability: from buzzword to transformative business model

Sustainability used to be a buzzword that appeared in annual reports and gave shareholders the feeling that the company in which they owned a stake was doing something positive. Sustainability didn’t always align with company strategy but rather sat somewhere on the side lines, looking in. Today, those vagaries are long gone. In their place is a robust, transformative business model that resides at the core of operations, aligns fully with strategy and ensures marketplace differentiation. If there was any doubt that shift had taken place, the tale of the tape clearly tells the story.

Starry Night 2024
Jan 30, 2024 08:33

Axalta Announces Starry Night as 2024 Global Automotive Color of the Year

Axalta today announced its 2024 Global Automotive Color of the Year – Starry Night. The latest edition marks the 10th year Axalta has introduced its automotive colour of the year and the first time it has featured a black shade. Starry Night is a strong, contemporary colour with light blue and silver flakes that evokes the depths of our universe and space exploration.

Nov 17, 2023 06:04

Axalta Named Exclusive Supplier for BMW Group’s Private Paint Label ColorSystem in EMEA

Axalta has been named exclusive supplier for BMW Group’s private paint label, ColorSystem, in currently 15 Europeans countries plus South Africa. The agreement includes BMW Group’s network of 730 dealerships and collision repair partners. BMW Group’s ColorSystem is engineered to be one of the world’s most technologically advanced paint systems. It offers refinishing solutions that meet BMW Group's original manufacturer standards.

Standox - Standoflex Plastic Adhesion Primer U3070
Oct 09, 2023 04:15

Right-first-time minor repairs on plastic substrates from Standox

Plastic and plastic blends are used by automotive manufacturers (OEMs) for both functional and aesthetic reasons. Not only do they play a major part when it comes to vehicle shape and design aspects, but also their use delivers functional benefits in reducing vehicle weight and therefore emissions and fuel consumption. As the range and quality of plastics used by OEMs increases, it becomes more important for refinishers to understand the process and the dedicated products required to carry out right-first-time repairs on plastic parts.

Standox 1K Allround Primer Surfacer U3080S
Aug 23, 2023 09:21

Standox introduces a new 1K-Allround Primer Surfacer U3080S as an aerosol in grey designed especially for efficiency

Standox has introduced a new 1K-Allround Primer Surfacer U3080S as an aerosol, which shortens the repair process considerably as one full repair step is eliminated. During preparation, small sand-throughs are common. These must be primed or sealed before topcoating. The new 1K-Allround Primer Surfacer U3080S allows fast processing as it provides excellent filling power and good adhesion on both metal and plastic substrates.

Axalta Irus Mix
May 11, 2023 04:00

Axalta launches Axalta Irus Mix

Axalta today launches Axalta Irus Mix, the fastest fully automated and completely hands-free mixing machine for the automotive refinish industry. Axalta Irus Mix delivers highly accurate colour and works with Axalta’s innovative packaging, maximising profitability and minimising environmental impact to help refinish customers meet or exceed key business goals.

Drivus Financial Services
Sep 21, 2022 10:57

Smarter equipment investment for bodyshops with Drivus Financial Services

Drivus is once again revolutionising the automotive refinish market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), with its newly launched Financial Services. By simplifying the equipment leasing process, Drivus Financial Services allows bodyshops to stay up-to-date with the most recent technology, offering easy access to equipment upgrades, which will deliver increased efficiency and provide a strong competitive advantage.

Axalta Fast Cure Low Energy Technology
Aug 22, 2022 05:55

Axalta Refinish FCLE reduces energy cost and carbon footprint

The energy crisis, called by some the most extreme that has ever occurred in Europe , is worsening. Businesses are facing the double hit of spiralling costs and increasing inflation on top of energy costs that are extraordinarily high - and rising. Controlling costs is now top of most businesses’ agendas, and bodyshops are no different, particularly as they utilise energy to carry out their daily work.

Aug 22, 2022 04:14

Axalta Refinish unveils new branded websites

Axalta Refinish has unveiled three new websites for its premium refinish brands – Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox – that cater specifically for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The sites, which went live on 17 August 2022, offer visitors modern, clean homepages and page content with an enhanced and complete browsing experience.

Axalta Refinish at IBIS Global Summit 2022
Jun 16, 2022 05:16

Axalta Refinish showcases its drive for innovation at IBIS Global Summit 2022 in Monaco

Axalta Refinish is one of the Platinum Partners at the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) Global Summit 2022 in Monaco, taking place between 15 and 17 June 2022. Axalta Refinish is showcasing a number of its most recent ground-breaking firsts to a global audience of leaders and innovators in the automotive collision repair industry.

Axalta Fast Cure Low Energy Technology
Mar 21, 2022 09:07

Axalta’s Fast Cure Low Energy technology – helping bodyshops across Europe cope with the energy crisis

The cost of living is increasing but what is hitting homeowners and businesses alike is the soaring cost of energy. In January 2022, the Eurozone saw energy prices increase 28.6%. For bodyshop owners across the region these rising energy cost could not come at a worse time. After two years of struggling during the pandemic, energy costs are spiking with no assurance that the increases will slow.

Standovision training video direct to plastic additive
Mar 14, 2022 08:41

New Standovision training video best quality plastic repairs

The newly released Standox training video demonstrates how workflows can be maximised while still maintaining high quality finishes on plastic part repairs. The video, which is the latest in the Standovision series of training videos, gives bodyshops clear, step-by-step instructions on how to use VOC Xtreme Plastic Additive U7660 for right first-time direct-to-plastic repairs.

Axalta Refinish EV repair package
Jan 31, 2022 05:13

Axalta Refinish’s new electric vehicle repair package helps bodyshops to operate safely

Axalta Refinish has introduced another first to the EMEA market - a new electric vehicle (EV) repair package, which supports refinishers and bodyshops with the repairs of EV vehicles. Sales of electric cars are accelerating – one in 10 new cars in 2021 has been powered by a battery[i] - and refinishers and bodyshops need to be prepared to handle an increasing volume of EVs safely and efficiently.

Axalta Color of the Year 2022 - Royal Magenta
Jan 19, 2022 06:34

Axalta announces Global Automotive Color of the Year 2022 – Royal Magenta

Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced its Global Automotive Color of the Year 2022 – Royal Magenta. The selection for the eighth edition of the exclusive Global Automotive Color of the Year, Royal Magenta, is a deep cherry color that brings a luxurious finish to the market.

Axalta 69 Global Automotive Color Popularity 2021a Europe
Jan 14, 2022 06:20

Axalta extends automotive colour leadership with the 69th Global Automotive Color Popularity Report

Axalta released its 69th annual Global Automotive Color Popularity Report revealing most cars on today’s roads are white (35%), black (19%) and grey (19%). Grey increased by four percentage points worldwide. The results of Axalta’s Global Automotive Color Popularity Report are tabulated on Axalta’s analysis of 2021 automotive build data in major markets and are an indicator of current market trends.

Drivus Bodyshop Optimizer - Businessman with tablet computer
Dec 06, 2021 06:15

Drivus offers personalised consultancy service with Bodyshop Optimizer launch

Bodyshop Optimizer is the latest offering from Drivus, a brand delivering business services for the automotive refinish market in EMEA, from Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings. The new personalised consultancy service focuses on a bodyshop’s finances with the aim to boost the bottom line.

Axalta colour assessment and matching are important process steps for bodyshops
Oct 07, 2021 04:40

Axalta’s industry-leading technology solves colour matching problems

Colour assessment and matching are two important process steps for every bodyshop; it’s easy to get wrong if the colour match is done by eye due to the subjective nature of colour. And factoring in that globally 8% of men are colour-blind, the risks of poor matches for bodyshops increases even further.

Standox shares tips for professional 3-Stage pearl repairs on large surfaces
Aug 10, 2021 07:34

Standox shares tips for professional 3-Stage pearl repairs on large surfaces

The latest Standovision training video shows refinishers how to execute a perfect 3-Stage white pearl repair across the full side of a vehicle. Standox, a global refinish brand of Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has released a new Standovision training video showing refinishers how to achieve a perfect 3-Stage white pearl repair across the full side of a vehicle.

Standoblue Basecoat application
Jul 02, 2021 06:52

Summer refinishing advice from Standox

Refinishers face challenges during summer months from high temperatures and variations in humidity. The experts at Standox, the refinish paint brand from Wuppertal, Germany, and one of the premium refinish brands of Axalta, have put together some practical advice for the use of Standoblue Basecoat to help refinishers prepare properly and to get right first time results during hot and dry weather.

Daisy Wheel 3.0.
Jun 22, 2021 03:29

Axalta unveils the refinish industry’s first fully automated colour mixing process via Daisy Wheel 3.0

Axalta today announced it will make available pre-filled bottles of basecoat from its industry leading premium refinish brands for Fillon Technologies’ new Daisy Wheel 3.0, enabling fully automated colour mixing for the first time. Combined with Axalta’s cloud-based Digital Colour Management, bodyshops across EMEA will have access to the fastest and most productive paint process available.

Fix Network World names Axalta as Preferred Global Paint Partner
Apr 13, 2021 07:56

Fix Network World names Axalta as Preferred Global Paint Partner

Over 700 collision shops aligned with Fix Network World in 12 countries set to benefit from five-year partnership agreement. Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has signed an five-year global partnership agreement with Fix Network World, one of the biggest collision repair franchise networks globally.

Virtual off-road racing with Standox in DIRT 5
Dec 15, 2020 06:33

Virtual off-road racing with Standox in DIRT 5

DIRT 5, the next generation of the iconic off-road and rally video game from British video game developer Codemasters was released on 6 November 2020 with the Standox logo available in the in-game livery editor.

Axalta Brilliantly Fast 2021 Calendar
Dec 14, 2020 06:26

Axalta pays homage to its strong motorsport heritage with 2021 wall calendar

Axalta sets pulses of motorsport fans racing with the unveiling of its 2021 wall calendar - Brilliantly Fast - created by the Refinish business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). It celebrates student racing and is a fitting tribute to those professional motorsports teams that have achieved unparalleled success in 2020.

Jul 21, 2020 06:04

Axalta Showcases Revolutionary Responses to Changing Collision Repair Landscape at IBISConnect Africa 2020

Axalta, a leading global provider of liquid and powder coatings, is participating in IBISConnect Africa, a live online simulcast held by the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS), on Thursday 23 July 2020 between 10am and 1.30pm SAST. Lucian Jantjies, National Sales Leader for Axalta’s Refinish Business in South Africa, a key speaker at the event, will discuss how Axalta helps its South African customers meet the challenges of an evolving collision repair industry head-on by supporting them with new technology and dedicated innovation.

Repairing electric and hybrid vehicles
Apr 27, 2020 05:52

Low energy paint systems for the safe repair of electric and hybrid vehicles

According to management consultancy McKinsey[1], sales of battery-powered electric cars and plug-in hybrids in Europe rose by 44 percent from 2018 to 2019 to over 600,000 vehicles. Bodyshops must be prepared for alternative vehicles and depending on the vehicle manufacturer, different temperature limits for paint drying have to be observed during repairs.

Apr 24, 2020 05:46

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.

Standox Colour Development
Mar 11, 2020 04:29

Trendy car colours: development, implementation and repair

According to the "Global Automotive Color Popularity Report 2019" from the paint manufacturer Axalta, grey came out on top in Europe in 2019. But how are future trends recognised and how are they then implemented in car paints? And above all, how are those colours then repaired? Whether or not a newly developed colour makes it onto a car can depend on whether it can be properly repaired.

the new Standox packaging design
Feb 21, 2020 03:05

Clearly the right product - the new Standox packaging design

Standox has updated its product label design so that they can be more easily identified. Larger product and colour codes, a clear labelling system for the different product technologies and easily recognisable symbols simplify things for busy professional refinishers.

Nov 14, 2019 03:04

Making the most of classic car restorations

The classic car market has enjoyed phenomenal success over the past decade. A new world-record was set in August 2017 when a 1950s Aston Martin DBR1 sold at auction for 22,550,000USD. And with approximately 30,000 American classic cars shipped into Europe in 2018, this buoyant market needs an expert in the field. This is where Standox comes in.

Standox - The Colours of Europe 2020
Nov 04, 2019 10:58

The Colours of Europe – the Standox 2020 calendar

Football fever is coming! EURO 2020 will be played across Europe: from Ireland, Scotland and Hungary, to Italy, Spain and Azerbaijan. The Standox 2020 calendar is embracing the tournament, while keeping a close eye on some fascinating cars.