BASEL, Switzerland — Axalta Coating Systems has launched one of its refinish brands, Nason Finishes, at a large paint importer and distributor in South Africa. City Paint & Tool, which has been operating for more than 50 years, has a very large footprint in the Eastern Cape of South Africa with nine branches.

As an innovative company, it was looking for an over-the-counter refinish paint system with a difference. Patrick Gillespie, Director of City Paint & Tool, said, “We only work with products that meet our expectations and that outperform the competition in their market tier. Nason Finishes has definitely ticked these boxes. Not only is the product priced right for the segment at which it is targeted, but our turnaround time for mixes has definitely improved.”

Hannes Kloppers, Axalta’s Country Business Manager for South Africa, added, “We are delighted City Paint & Tool, who has an outstanding reputation with their customers, has found the solution it needed when looking to take counter mixes to the next level in terms of color accuracy, speed, color retrieval, ease of application and price competitiveness. Nason Finishes is formulated to be fast and easy to apply, so City Paint & Tool’s customers will find the products work together to deliver the best results when time and money are limited.”

The Nason Finishes launch was held in City Paint & Tool’s main offices in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where assembled guests learned about the benefits of Nason’s Colour Navigator spectrophotometer, a portable, hand-held color measurement instrument that is designed to be used directly on a vehicle or part to obtain the correct color match, as well as highlighting the key benefits of Nason’s large color database. There was also a hands-on demonstration of the Colour Navigator, which was put to the test to display its color accuracy.

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