Axalta’s 2019 ‘Think Sustainable!’ Winner Announced

Axalta has concluded its ‘Think Sustainable!’ promotion in Australia by announcing the winner to be Robbie Manson from Apex Smash Repairs.

The promotion offered purchasers of a promotion kit that included a range of Axalta premium branded clears and Finixa paint processing products an entry in a draw to win up to $20,000 towards a solar panel system installation.

“We are excited to offer this promotion and encourage customers to ‘Think Sustainable’,” said Steven Brett, Managing Director of Axalta Coatings Systems in Australia. “Not every business can afford to install a solar panel system, so we are giving customers the chance to win one. At the same time, we encourage body shops to look at the technologies currently available that can minimise energy consumption, reduce waste or increase efficiencies.”

Manson said he is looking forward to seeing the impact the solar panel system will have on sustainability in his shop.

“I am so excited to have won this competition,” said Manson. “A big thank you to Axalta for supporting us by supplying a solar panel system and encouraging body shops to think about sustainability. I can’t wait to have the system installed so I can see the impact it has on my business.”

Axalta says it has a number of other initiatives in place to promote and support body shop sustainability. The Axalta Services team works with customers in achieving their sustainability goals through better, safer and sustainable business practices and actions. In addition, Axalta presents the “Axalta Business Excellence Award” each year to recognise businesses that have achieved a competitive advantage through sustainable initiatives.

Axalta Europe Tour Focused on Technology

Axalta Coating Systems recently concluded its “European Excursion” that saw a large group of customers and distributors visit several automotive landmarks through-out Germany, including Automechanika in Frankfurt.

The tour, which took place in early September, provided the opportunity for customers to broaden their knowledge on the most advanced repair techniques, view the latest industry-related products on offer, as well as network with like-minded repairers.

One of the highlights of the week was an exclusive I-CAR training session on carbon fibre. This high-end product is commonly found in vehicles that are positioned in the prestige end of the market. The training provided a better understanding and a more informed perspective on the technology used in prestige vehicles and the impact on the repair process. This session was a forerunner to the OE factory tours at Mercedes-Benz and Porsche in Stuttgart and BMW in Munich.

“Our European Excursion provided a good opportunity for our customers to mix work and pleasure,” explained Paul Wake, Axalta’s Sales Director and host of the tour. “There was great interaction between customers from all around Australia and New Zealand, each comparing notes on different aspects of running an auto-repair facility.”

Automechanika 2018 proved to be a big hit for seeking out new technology and the latest in product launches. Axalta’s partners – Finixa and Sagola – were both exhibiting and presented their latest offering to the group.

Axalta’s “Win a trip to Germany” competition prize winners Franco Missaglia from Stylefinish AutoBody in Victoria and Craig Hall from Craig Hall Bodyworks in the ACT were also present on the tour.

Axalta’s Promotion To Celebrate New Partnership With Finixa In Australia

Axalta Coating Systems have unveiled their latest promotion ‘Reel Experts Can Tackle Anything with Axalta and Finixa’ to celebrate a new alliance with automotive consumables giant Finixa. By simply purchasing a Promotion Kit that includes a range of Axalta paint products and Finixa consumables, the purchaser will receive a free Daiwa Fishing Rod and Reel valued at $59.95. In addition, they can also enter the draw to win a brand new Quintrex 450 Fishabout Boat valued at $26,500.

Entry into the competition is easy. Simply purchase any branded promotional kit from a participating Axalta distributor, between 1 December 2017 through to 28 February 2018. Then head to www.axaltapromotions.com.au. Here you will find full Terms and Conditions, a listing of participating distributors plus information on how to enter the competition.

Each promotional kit includes:

  • Primer, Putty & Activator (Spies Hecker or Standox or Cromax)
  • Axalta 1K E-coat Aerosols
  • Sagola® MP300 Mask
  • Sontara® Tack Cloths
  • Finixa Introductory Consumables Kit
    PLUS, A BONUS Daiwa Fishing Rod and Reel valued at $59.95

With each promotional kit, you will be eligible for one entry to the competition, with the winning prize of a Quintrex boat including a trailer, safety equipment, registration and dealer delivery.

Finixa products are aimed at the collision repair sector that includes panel and paint preparation products, paint consumables, personal protection equipment (PPE), spray booth products and more. They are designed and manufactured in Belgium and are subject to strict testing criteria. And, like Axalta, Finixa continuously evolves to meet the ever-changing demands of the automotive industry, through extensive research and development that is focused on product innovation and improvement.

For more information on the Finixa range of products talk to your local Axalta distributor.