Global supplier of liquid and powder coatings Axalta has inaugurated its new coating manufacturing plant at Savli, near Vadodara in Gujarat, India. The new plant will double Axalta’s coating manufacturing capacity to meet the growing demand for coatings in light vehicles, commercial vehicles, and industrial segments. Axalta Chairman and CEO Charlie Shaver presided over the function. The 5,200 sqm plant produces Axalta coatings for refinishing, automotive parts, and commercial vehicle customers. Axalta opened a new and expanded Technology Center in Savli dedicated to the Indian automotive segment in 2016.
“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 Shaver.
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. Axalta was established in India in 1996 and has offices and regional training centres in Gurugram, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Vadodara.
“Axalta has been widely recognized by its customers in India for excellent performance and service commitments in the refinish and industrial segments. We now look forward to bringing the same kind of commitment to meet the growing demand of the Indian automotive and industrial OEMs,” said Vinay Rajadhyaksha, Managing Director, Axalta Coating Systems India.