Axalta Inaugurates New Coating Manufacturing Facility In India
New Savli plant will double Axalta’s India capacity to better serve the fast growing automotive sector
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Global supplier of liquid and powder coatings Axalta has inaugurated its new coating manufacturing plant at Savli, Vadodara in Gujarat, India on 4 April 2018.
The 5,200 square meter new plant will double Axalta’s coating manufacturing capacity to meet the growing demand for coatings in light vehicles, commercial vehicles, and industrial segments.
Taking advantage of the booming automotive market, Axalta Savli’s new plant will be able to expand production capacity of both high and low temperature cured coatings. The facility is also designed to scale up to produce waterborne coatings for customers’ conversion to more sustainable solutions.
“These facilities and the significant investments made in the past couple of years are in sync with Axalta’s strong commitment to India to deliver innovative and comprehensive coating solutions to our customers in every sector of the automotive market and in other industry sectors. I am confident that Axalta’s global expertise in coatings will play a significant role in India, catering to our customers’ specific coatings requirements,” said Charlie Shaver, Axalta Chairman and CEO.
Axalta continues to make significant investment in India in line with its India growth strategy. Since 2016, Axalta has opened a new and expanded Technology Center in Savli dedicated to the Indian automotive segment.
Its new Axalta India headquarters in Gurugram, within the National Capital Region, also hosts Axalta’s global IT and other back office functions. Axalta has continued to further invest and upgrade its refinish training centers throughout India to better serve customers in the growing market.
Axalta, which established business in India in 1996, also has offices and regional training centers in Gurugram, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Vadodara, and supports an extensive product distribution network across the country.