Opel Grants Approval to Three Axalta Coating Systems Global Refinish Brands in Belgium and Luxembourg

PHILADELPHIA, BELGIUM & LUXEMBOURG, April 27, 2017 – Cromax®, Spies Hecker® and Standox®, the three global premium refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, have been approved for use in all Opel dealers and bodyshops in Belgium and Luxembourg. The technical and commercial approval comes after intensive and thorough tests were conducted by the car manufacturer to ensure all three refinish systems meet Opel’s stringent requirements.

“In addition to the outstanding and individual refinish systems all three brands can provide, what was crucial to us was the added value that Axalta itself brings to the table. Our Opel dealers and body shops in Belgium and Luxembourg can now receive comprehensive technical support and management training, which will certainly be an advantage for us going forward,” says Nikita van Staveren, Channel Manager Accessory & Local Programs for Opel Belux.

Stefan Van Geert, Axalta’s Business Development Manager for Refinish in Belux, says: “This new agreement strengthens our relationship with Opel. Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox share common goals of innovation and continuous improvement, while their respective products and services can help to deliver more efficient body shops and ultimately more satisfied vehicle owners.”

About Axalta Coating Systems
Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 13,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.

SOURCE: Axalta Coating Systems