Axalta to Build new Dutch Refinish Facility
Axalta, globally active US producer of liquid and powder coatings, is building a new state-of-the-art facility for its Dutch refinish business at Business Park Medel in Tiel, the Netherlands.
Once construction is completed in September 2020, Axalta’s global refinish brands in the Netherlands – Cromax, Spies Hecker, Standox and Syrox – will relocate from their current location to the new facility on Business Park Medel, both in Tiel, in the centre of the Netherlands.
The facility which will have offices, a warehouse and a training center will also house Metalak, acquired by the Philadelphia-based company in 2015.
Adrien Schrobiltgen, Axalta’s vice president for refinish systems in Europe, Middle East and Africa, said the refinish business has outgrown its current location. The 12,000 m3 plot in the business park will also have a separate mixing room servicing high-volume customers and local color development.
Bas van de Ven, Axalta’s Managing Director for Refinish in the Netherlands, said when he signed the agreement, “We are always looking to improve our level of support to our customers, so today, with a view to the future, we commit to build a state-of-the-art facility. The new training centre will be able to meet the future needs of the market, while the new offices and sophisticated automated warehouse will allow us to take our daily operations to the next level and to attract and to retain outstanding talent. Today we are making Axalta a future-proof partner in the refinish market in the Netherlands."
Business Park Medel - a sustainable, economic and safe modern business park - was an ideal choice based on its accessibility to major transport routes. Its location in Tiel, the same city as Axalta’s current refinish location, ensures Axalta remains close to its customers across the Netherlands.