Axalta Coating Systems has signed a five-year global partnership agreement with Fix Network World, operator of the Fix Auto collision repair franchise network. The agreement names Axalta as “Preferred Global Paint Partner” to Fix Network World, which has more than 700 collision shops in 12 countries.
“Following a detailed and thorough competitive tender process, we are delighted to name Axalta as our Preferred Global Paint Partner for the next five years,” said Steve Leal, President and CEO of Fix Network World. In Axalta, we have found a partner who could meet all our criteria, including strong global collaboration and giving our franchisees the choice between Axalta’s premium paint brands and their respective paint systems. We welcome the value that Axalta brings to our global network, thanks to its extensive OEM approvals.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Axalta appears poised to accelerate Fix Network World’s growth with paint solutions and well-established service offerings focused on shop efficiency. Both companies say Axalta’s highly productive refinish paint systems, coupled with its advanced digital colour-matching technology, will increase Fix Network World’s paint shop profitability. Axalta will also audit and provide relevant practical training to the global network.
“This strategic alliance demonstrates our commitment to Fix Network World,” said Troy Weaver, Axalta Senior Vice President for Global Refinish. “As its global business partner, we share the same drive to maximise business success. We have put in place an industry-leading global solution not only for the network’s current needs but also for its future requirements. We are confident that we are positioned for mutually beneficial growth.”