Axalta Coating Systems has appointed a new Australian refinish distributor, AJP Industrial Supplies, based in Mackay, Queensland. Axalta says the decision “aligns with the company’s commitment to the refinish market and ongoing focus on servicing regional areas of Australia”.
As part of the agreement, AJP Industrial Supplies will distribute Axalta’s Spies Hecker, Syrox, and Duxone refinish brands, with the aim of helping to expand the company’s position in central Queensland.
“We selected a distributor that could provide customers with a simple, relationship-focused buying experience, and a commitment to service,” said Stephen Morris, Axalta’s Territory Business Manager in Queensland. “Partnering with AJP Industrial Supplies is an obvious choice, as they have an outstanding reputation in the Queensland market, supported by a competent technical team.”
Established in 2008, AJP Industrial Supplies is described as having built a strong position in the Mackay market, servicing a range of industrial customers in the mining, construction, agriculture, and transportation industries.
“We were looking for an opportunity to further strengthen our business with the addition of a highly reputable brand in the automotive refinish industry,” said Malcolm Henri, AJP Industrial Supplies’ Operations Manager. “Their support has been excellent, and we are excited for what the future holds.”