Axalta has revealed its 2021 schedule for product training and Axalta Services, with the programme will be held across Axalta’s five state-based training centres and cover a range of topics.
The company says participants will be provided with valuable insight into the latest tools, techniques and methodologies needed to increase throughput and decrease cycle times within the body repair process.
The 2021 training schedule includes a new product course focusing on Axalta’s fast-cure, low energy systems which use proprietary and patented Axalta technology. The company says participants will learn how to cut times by up to 50 per cent for the entire refinish process and how to save energy by drying at temperatures as low as 20°C.
The first Axalta Services course for the year covers Pre-Lean. As part of the course, participants will be reintroduced to ‘lean’ thinking in the collision repair industry. Axalta’s paint optimisation courses will be covered later in 2021.
Upon completion of the courses, participants will be awarded credit that can be applied towards the I-CAR Gold Class Professionals and Platinum Individual designations or be used to meet role relevant annual training requirements. Each credit point earned will be submitted to I-CAR and recorded on the participant’s personal training record.
Robin Taylor, Axalta Services Manager, emphasised the importance of the training sessions and how they can lead to positive business outcomes.
“At Axalta we offer an industry leading, value-added programme specifically designed to help body shops work smarter, faster, and more profitably,” said Taylor. “Whether they are looking for more effective ways of attracting and keeping customers, practical methods for improving shop productivity or better tools for managing your business, our courses are there to support them to achieve the goals.”
Training dates for 2021 vary depending on the Axalta refinish brand (Standox, Spies Hecker or Cromax) and the state the sessions are conducted in. For training dates across each brand and state, visit www.axalta.com.au/training.