Axalta Opens Technology Center in Vadodara, India
August 28, 2017
Axalta Coating Systems has opened its expanded Technology Center Savli in Vadodara in the state of Gujarat, India. The technology investment demonstrates Axalta’s commitment to delivering innovative coating solutions in India, a strategic market in Asia-Pacific, the company stated.
The Technology Center includes an automotive coatings development laboratory and color laboratory that will focus on developing special paint formulations. The new laboratory space will reportedly feature contemporary robotic spray applicators that can simulate line application conditions inside customer manufacturing plants. According to Axalta, the equipment is designed to facilitate the development, approval, quality control, and customer line support required by auto-OEM customers.
“At Axalta, we monitor automotive trends and forecast how color preferences are changing in the automotive market,” said Sobers Sethi, Axalta vice president and president, Emerging Markets. “I am pleased that we can now offer innovative coating solutions directly to our customers. We’re confident that with this new state-of-the-art technology center, we will be able to meet the paint and coatings requirements of all our customers in India.”