Drivus adds affordability to Axalta tech investment

Drivus, part of Axalta, is simplifying the equipment leasing process for the automotive refinish market with the introduction of its Financial Services offering.

Drivus Financial Services allows bodyshops to stay up-to-date with the most recent technology, which will deliver increased efficiency and provide a strong competitive advantage.

The latest piece of technology available through Drivus Financial Services is Axalta Irus Mix, a fully automated, hands-free refinish mixing machine which delivers highly accurate colour.

The are four key pillars on which Axalta Irus Mix is based are: time advantages; labour optimisation; consumption advantages; and environmental thoughtfulness.

Babak Tehrani, business services manager for Axalta Refinish in the EMEA region, said: “It’s vital in times of economic uncertainty that bodyshops can continue to invest in the latest cutting-edge equipment, like Axalta Irus Mix, to stay competitive. It is game-changing technology, three years in the making.

“Axalta Irus Mix was designed for bodyshops who need more capacity and throughput and for those who want to do business more efficiently, effectively and thoughtfully. But this comes only with investment and that means up-front cost that not all bodyshops can afford. That’s where Drivus Financial Services comes in. The programme allows bodyshops to invest in or upgrade the equipment they need, quickly, with minimal up-front investment and for a fixed monthly cost.”

The monthly fee includes the equipment and set-up, while the leasing fees are treated as operating expenses so they don’t impact balance sheets.