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Oct 18, 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.

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.

Feb 07, 2022 10:39

Axalta Refinish announces 2022 training course dates at its Midrand training centre

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.

Feb 02, 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.

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.

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.

Oct 07, 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.

Standox shares tips for professional 3-Stage pearl repairs on large surfaces
Aug 31, 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.

Aug 16, 2021 10:42

Plastic Repairs tips and advice

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.

Jul 28, 2021 10:53

Cannings relies on Standox to keep ahead of the game

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.

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
Jan 07, 2021 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.

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.

Jul 06, 2020 04:10

Practical tips: Maximise the benefits of the Standox Xtreme System

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.

Jul 02, 2020 04:17

Customer intelligence helps future-proof bodyshops

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.

the new Standox packaging design
Apr 03, 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.

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.

Nov 18, 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.

Nov 18, 2019 04:21

Investing in the future – 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[1]. And with approximately 30,000 American classic cars shipped into Europe in 2018[2], this buoyant market needs an expert in the field. This is where Standox comes in.

Oct 02, 2019 04:37

Standox special colour: Performance Blue for a bright blue

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.