PHILADELPHIA - On January 22, 2016, Axalta Coating Systems celebrated 60 years of producing innovative coatings at its Ajax, Ontario facility. Employees gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ajax to celebrate both Axalta’s 60th year of operations in Ajax and its 150th business anniversary.

Axalta has a long history in Canada that dates back to 1956 when the Ajax manufacturing plant opened its doors. It has produced a variety of products over the years including acrylic lacquer paints, basecoat and clearcoat technologies, and in 2000 was identified as a corporate development and manufacturing flagship for the paint on plastics used with many automotive components. More recently, due to increased production volumes, Ajax added a new distribution center to the campus.

Today, products are shipped from Ajax to customers in the United States and across Canada for collision repair, the production of vehicles and vehicle components, trains, buses, and diversified industrial products.

“This is a special milestone in Axalta Canada’s history. We are proud to be celebrating our 60th year in Ajax and our 150th year in business,” said Brent Jamieson, Axalta Canada Country Manager. “We are extremely proud to call Ajax and the region of Durham home. We look forward to the next 60 years of being a part of this vibrant community.”