Mercedes renews Spies Hecker agreement
The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team – winner of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Constructors’ Championship – has renewed its agreement with Spies Hecker for another two years.
The global refinish brand will continue to provide the team with its paint solutions and paint mixing equipment as well as full product training and on-site technical support.
The team launched the 2015 race car, the Mercedes-Benz F1 W06 Hybrid, on 1 February 2015. The unveiling of the car revealed the new livery, which uses the brilliant aluminium -effect silver created especially for the team by Spies Hecker at the start of their relationship.
‘This year will mark the third anniversary of supplying the award-winning Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team with our products,’ said Anthony Cashel, marketing manager for Axalta Coating Systems in the UK and Ireland. ‘This relationship underscores how much it appreciates Spies Hecker’s innovative paint technology, including products like Permahyd Hi-TEC, which continues to meet the demanding needs of the racing arena.’
Andrew Moody, head of paint and graphics at Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team, said, ‘Spies Hecker has delivered everything we need, from experienced technicians to first-class colour matching, with the Permahyd Hi-TEC system, so it made complete sense to continue our partnership. Speed and efficiency are of the utmost importance in Formula One, and to Spies Hecker, and thanks to fast re-sprays, the cars are back on track as quickly as possible.’
Cashel concluded, ‘We wish the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team every luck for the 2015 season and look forward to supporting them every step of the way.’
In addition to the race cars, the entire fleet of Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks, used to transport the team to the Grand Prix venues, the team’s garage equipment and hospitality systems, have all been coated with Spies Hecker paint.