Axalta Opens its Largest Refinish Training Center in India
March 11, 2019
Axalta has opened its largest refinish training center, spread over 20,000 square feet in India. The training facility was inaugurated by Axalta’s Sobers Sethi, president, Emerging Markets. Axalta now has four training facilities in India.
“The coatings industry, especially waterborne coatings, in India has been growing at a rapid pace. The new Refinish training facility will provide our customers with the most advanced painting techniques to help them be more efficient, productive, and profitable,” said Sethi. “And, we are helping our customers drive these improvements while being mindful of the environment with sustainable techniques and products. Our customers’ success is our success and we are proud to be the Refinish leader in India and around the world.”
Axalta stated that it expects to train approximately 1,000 technicians at the new training center this year, and customers will be able to use the company’s latest coating technologies, as well as industry-leading training techniques and advanced digital tools. According to Axalta, the facility will be equipped with advanced spraying application systems that use less energy and reduce waste, have fast-drying finishes, and use superior color matching technologies.
The training center is also equipped with a Virtual Reality (VR) Training Room, digital color matching tool, and an online training facility for customers that cannot be physically present at the center. The VR Training duplicates the paint spraying activity and experience and enables customers to gain the benefits of the training without actually using the paint material, the company said.
“Axalta is committed to consistently investing in enhancing our capabilities, facilities, and training to help customers grow their businesses,” said Vinay Rajadhyaksha, managing director, Axalta India. “We are excited about our new training capabilities in the region. This new facility creates a significant opportunity for us to be closer to our customers and support their success in a way that is truly unique in our industry. The training opportunities offered at the center combined with our leading products and technologies, such as our waterborne coatings including Cromax®Pro and Standoblue, position Axalta well to grow in India and serve our customers at the highest levels.”