PHILADELPHIA - Axalta Coating Systems will invest in its powder coatings manufacturing facility in Montbrison, France, to improve manufacturing capabilities substantially.

Significant improvements will be achieved throughout the site, including the use of smart automation and upgraded production technology on the bonded metallics lines. As part of the enhancement, the workflow in the facility will undergo a transformation designed to improve efficiency, productivity and overall quality.

“The goal of our investment to innovate in our industrial business is to create a better experience for our customers,” stated Michael Cash, President of Industrial Coatings at Axalta. “With lean automation and upgraded production technology in Montbrison, we will be able to provide customers with improved lead times and greater flexibility. The upgrades on the bonded metallics production lines will contribute to higher quality powders and will at least double our production capacity in this growing segment.”

The Montbrison site is one the largest facilities for the production of Alesta®, one of Axalta’s leading powder coating brands.