Axalta Coating Systems, a supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has broken ground on its advanced refinish facility at Business Park Medel in Tiel, Netherlands. The 7250 square-metre facility will be equipped with the latest technology and energy-saving features, and the company hopes to have construction completed by mid-2021.
Tiel Councillor Ben Brink and Yves Kerstens, President of Axalta in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), broke ground at a ceremony to mark the event. It was attended by members of the Axalta European leadership team and the management team in the Netherlands.
“The investment in this facility is important to the future growth and long-term success of our refinish business in Europe,” said Kerstens. “Our new Tiel facility will feature state-of-the-art technologies that will enable productivity and sustainability, which will benefit our business and help us maximise service to customers. We are committed to investing in the future of Axalta in ways that will help us keep the needs of our customers at the forefront.”
The Axalta global refinish brands in the Netherlands will relocate to the new Business Park Medel facility, which is described as being in the centre of the Netherlands and offering easy accessibility to major transport routes, allowing the company to remain close to its customers around the country.
Axalta says that when completed, it will have three floors of office space, a warehouse and a new refinish training centre where customers can hone their skillsets using cutting-edge technology and advanced techniques. The facility will also have a separate mixing room.
“The new training centre in Tiel will further our commitment to customers with training that will help them be more efficient and more productive,” said Kerstens. “It will be the latest of 47 other training centres that Axalta offers to customers around the world that are helping them improve their business performance.”