PHILADELPHIA - Axalta Coating Systems inaugurated production at its expanded resin manufacturing facility located at its Tlalnepantla campus outside of Mexico City. The investment to expand infrastructure will enable the company to support its customers with the latest coating technologies that are used in a wide variety of the company’s liquid coatings.
The additional polymer resins that can now be produced in Mexico provide the backbone of Axalta’s traditional solventborne and latest generation waterborne coatings.
“Today we celebrate Axalta’s continued commitment to Mexico and the story of our company’s growth here that began 64 years ago,” explained Charlie Shaver, Axalta Chairman and CEO. “The opening of this facility, which takes place as Axalta celebrates its 150th anniversary, reflects the extensive operations and technology expertise based in Mexico that we were able to draw on to design and construct a production complex which joins what is already a world-class production facility and one of our largest operations centers in the world. Our investment in this facility will enable us to support our customers with the latest coating technology and reflects our long-term confidence in both the future of Mexico and our expectations for continued growth across the region.”
Mexico is home to some of the world’s leading light and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers that rely on Axalta’s Harmonized Coating Technologies™, which include primerless and 3-wet coatings that can achieve full-layer performance without the need to flash and bake between coats. Axalta coatings are also used by a large number of body shops that repair vehicles using the company’s global refinish brands available in Mexico including Cromax®, Standox® and Spies Hecker®, local refinish brands such as Imlar® and Cromacryl®, and Imron®, Axalta’s leading commercial vehicle coating.