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Axalta's Brands Cromax®, Spies Hecker® and Standox® Gets Fiat Group Automobiles Approval

Published on 2014-09-12. Author : SpecialChem

COLOGNE, Germany -- Axalta Coating Systems, one of the global automotive coatings leaders, has announced that Fiat Group Automobiles Mopar® Parts & Service and Customer Care division has approved Axalta's three global refinish brands – Cromax®, Spies Hecker® and Standox® - for use in selected dealerships and bodyshops across Europe.

Adrien Schrobiltgen, Vice President of Refinish Systems for Axalta in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said, "this new agreement reinforces our partnership with Fiat Group Automobiles. The common passion we share for technology and beautiful design strives to result in ever-more productive bodyshops and satisfied customers."

The intent of the agreement is a close commercial cooperation between Fiat Group Automobiles and Axalta Coating Systems within European countries for continuous improvement in paint repair. The agreement also covers the brands' technical color management and other service support for Fiat Group Automobiles bodyshops in Austria, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland. Fiat bodyshops in other markets, such as France, Spain, Greece and the Czech Republic, have expressed their interest in having the approval extended to them as well.

The approvals followed the favorable completion of tests carried out on Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox by Fiat Group Automobiles. Each brand demonstrated excellent quality and durability coupled with outstanding efficiency and productivity.

About Axalta Coating Systems

Axalta Coating Systems is one of the leading global providers of liquid and powder coatings to automotive, transportation, general industrial and selected architectural and decorative customers. Axalta Coating Systems, formerly DuPont Performance Coatings, will continue to build on over 145 years.

About FIAT®

FIAT® is an international auto group that designs, produces and sells vehicles for the mass market under the FIAT®, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, FIAT® Professional and Abarth brands, as well as luxury and performance cars under the Ferrari and Maserati brands. The Group has increased its global reach through the integration with Chrysler Group and recently expanded its product portfolio with Jeep and Chrysler brand models that are produced in North America and now also distributed in Europe through the new Lancia-Chrysler and Jeep sales networks. FIAT® also operates in the components sector, through Magneti Marelli and Teksid, and in the production systems sector, through Comau.

Source: Axalta Coating Systems

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