Axalta partners with Mercedes-Benz China

Axalta Coating Systems has been certified as a Premium Partner by Mercedes-Benz aftermarket in China.

Under the terms of the partnership, Axalta will provide its flagship Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC waterborne coating products to Mercedes-Benz in China to support its collision repair business. Axalta also will provide colour formulas to Mercedes-Benz dealer shops and repair facilities as new colours are introduced. Concurrently, Axalta will provide training to technicians from Mercedes-Benz, its dealer shops and other repair facilities.

‘We have been working with Mercedes-Benz locally and globally for many years,’ said Luke Lu, vice president of Axalta and president of its business in China. ‘Becoming an aftermarket strategic partner is a recognition of Axalta’s sustainable and advanced product development, latest generation technologies, and excellent customer service.’

Axalta has operated in China since 1984, and has established a leading position in the development of innovative, customer focused coating products. In addition to the recently-opened Jiading waterborne coatings facility, Axalta operates an adjacent plant in Jiading, a plant in Changchun, six powder coating operations through its Axalta-Huajia joint venture, four refinish training centres, and a Global Color Lab. Axalta also hosts its Asia Pacific Innovation Center and has its Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Shanghai.