PHILADELPHIA - Axalta Coating Systems has inaugurated a newly refurbished technology and R&D center for its powder coatings operations in Mexico. The facility also provides expanded capabilities for Axalta sales, technical services and product management staff who will be able provide enhanced quality and service to Axalta customers in the region.

Axalta began its powder coatings operations in Apodaca 24 years ago, producing powder coatings for automobiles, home appliances, HVAC, architectural and electrical applications, gas pipes, and toys. Production from the adjacent powder coatings manufacturing facility is used in Mexico and exported to several countries in Latin America.

During the inauguration event, some of Axalta’s powder coatings customers received an award acknowledging their long-lasting partnerships.