Axalta Coating Systems opened its expanded technology center Savli in Vadodara. The technology investment demonstrates Axalta’s commitment to delivering innovative coating solutions in India, a strategic market in Asia-Pacific.
The technology center includes an automotive coatings development laboratory and color laboratory. The automotive coatings development laboratory will focus on developing special paint formulations to ensure superior color match, aesthetics and quality. The new laboratory space will feature contemporary robotic spray applicators that can precisely replicate line application conditions inside customer manufacturing plants. The equipment is designed to facilitate the development, approval, quality control, and customer line support required by auto-OEM customers. Additional capabilities at the facility also include color measurement tools and accelerated paint testing equipment.
“Technology plays a crucial role in driving our business as well as serving our customers,” explained Dr Barry Snyder, Axalta’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at the opening ceremony. “This technology center is part of a global network of technology facilities that are designed to develop tailored solutions to meet local customer needs.”
Vinay Rajadhyaksha, Managing Director Axalta Coating Systems India Pvt. Ltd. added, “At Axalta, we monitor automotive trends and forecast how color preferences are changing in the automotive market. I am pleased that we can now offer innovative coating solutions directly to our customers. We are confident that with this new state-of-the-art technology center, we will be able to meet the paint & coatings requirements of all our customers in India.”