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 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.
7 February 2022 – Axalta Refinish announces the 2022 training schedule for its premium refinish brands, Cromax®, Spies Hecker and Standox. The course are held at its state-of-the-art Refinish Training Centre in Midrand, which is equipped with the latest technology and energy saving features. The courses cover a wide range of skills and practices, enabling refinishers to brush up not only on the basics, but also to learn the specialist techniques required to help them excel at the paint repair process.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
The art of refinishing plastics parts can be daunting. Vehicle parts can be made from an array of individual plastics, from ABS and PP, to PVC, or a myriad of combined plastic compounds. To help refinishers chose the right product and process for the right plastic part and to avoid flaws in their repairs, the experts at Standox, one of the premium refinish brands of Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, share some helpful insights and practical advice.
Cannings is one of Cape Town’s oldest and largest automotive refinishing specialists, and overall winner of the prestigious 2020 Lightstone EchoMBR award. Always looking to push the boundaries of technology and techniques while striving to offer its customers the best quality, right-first time repairs, Cannings switched to Standox, one of the premium refinish brands from Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, in 2020. This change has revolutionised the bodyshop’s paint shop and enabled Cannings to look confidently towards future expansion.
Standox, a global refinish brand of Axalta, has a new Standovision training video. Special colours - repair process for tinted clearcoats explains in detail how these can be professionally repaired using a special Standox process.
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.
Car manufacturers use special effect paints to attract attention to new models. These new colours can pose an issue for refinishers, but thanks to its Standothek guide on special effect paints, Standox has its professional refinishers covered.
Pinholes or small surface defects in the clearcoat of finished paintwork are more than annoying. But thanks to a new Standovision training video that shows what causes these classic mistakes, professional refinishers can now avoid them.
Brilliant Blue 125 from Standox, the Wuppertal refinish brand, ensures perfect colour matching for certain blue shades.
Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced its 2021 Global Automotive Color of the Year – ElectroLight.
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 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.
Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, released its 68th annual Global Automotive Color Popularity Report revealing the most common automotive colours on the road today are white (38%), black (19%) and grey (15%). Grey increased by two percentage points worldwide and is at a 10-year high.
Now the first measures are in place to overcome today’s acute challenges, a “new normal” has begun in bodyshops. Many are permanently changing processes and rethinking which tools and products support them best.
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.
Standox, the global refinish paint brand from Wuppertal, Germany, sets new standards for fast and energy-efficient car refinishing with its innovative Xtreme System. Our expert, Harald Klöckner, Head of Training for Standox Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), explains how professional bodyshops can reliably get the most out of it.
The Collision Repair Industry is consolidating; fewer players are controlling where the work is going, so it’s more important than ever for bodyshops to future-proof themselves in order to survive. Listening to customers is one way to do that, but as Jim Muse, Axalta’s Vice President of Refinish for Europe, Middle East and Africa, explains, it isn’t quite as simple as that.
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.
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.
Standowin iQ, the Standox colour software, is now available as an app designed to complement the Standowin iQ Cloud solution delivering mobile digital colour management. It can be used on tablets and smartphones.
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.
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.
Axalta today released its 67th annual Global Automotive Color Popularity Report, which reveals the top three automotive colours as: white (38%), black (19%), and grey (13%). White has been the top automotive colour worldwide since 2011.
The paint experts from Standox now provide the right formula for the repair of the Renault colour Orange Valencia (EBQ) with its coloured clear thanks to the Clearcoat Additive KA680 Brilliant Orange.
Standox, a global refinish brand from Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, stands for the Art of Refinishing, and has developed its own special colour for the first time. Standox Performance Blue, a radiant metallic blue with flop effect, is inspired by the brand’s logo. The colour formula is now available in the Standowin iQ software.