PHILADELPHIA - Axalta Coating Systems has formally opened its regional office in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority. Designed to expand its regional sales and customer service capability, Axalta’s investment responds to the region’s continued growth that is outperforming other global markets in automotive industry sales.

In addition, Axalta also plans to commission a flagship regional Refinish Training Centre in Dubai by early 2017. The new facility will enable refinish technicians to hone their skills and learn how to maximize their use of Axalta’s refinish brands.

“Our investment demonstrates our confidence in the region and our commitment to serve our regional customers with industry-leading coating solutions and services,” said Charlie Shaver, Chairman and CEO of Axalta, who formally opened the new Dubai office. “Our strength in both transportation and industrial coatings will enable us to support the growth of consumer spending on vehicles and the rapid industrialization being witnessed across the region.”