Axalta Partners With Solera To Boost Body Shop Sustainability

Axalta has become the first coatings manufacturer to partner with Solera. Under the arrangement, Axalta’s conventional and Fast Cure Low Energy (FCLE) refinish paint systems will be integrated into Solera’s Sustainable Estimatics platform.

Axalta said its refinish customers will gain access to a live dashboard that provides CO2 estimates to help them make energy-conscious, data-driven decisions by estimating their emissions per repair while considering repair methods (repair versus replace), paint application process, and drying conditions. Customers can also review dashboards to analyse their overall collision repair footprint and benchmark against regional, country specific, and industry-wide data.

According to Axalta, Sustainable Estimatics for Paint makes it easy to estimate Scope 1, 2, and 3 CO2 emissions, allowing customers to present credible carbon emission figures backed by an ISO-14064-01 certified company.

The Estimatics platform is the latest addition to Axalta’s BELEAF offering, which the company said provides high performing eco-conscious products, innovative tools and optimal resources to help body shops reduce their environmental footprint while contributing to their business’ success.

“We are excited to partner with Solera and introduce a new solution for our customers,” said Troy Weaver, President of Global Refinish at Axalta. “This technology aligns with Axalta’s ongoing commitment to sustainability as we set out to become carbon neutral by 2040 and was designed with our customers in mind to help them achieve their sustainability goals.

“By providing a CO2 emission estimate per repair, body shops can make data driven decisions to help lower their carbon footprint while also benefiting their bottom line.”