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 Coating Systems will be exhibiting at the inaugural Autocare 2018 Convention to be held on the 4-5 May at Darling Harbour’s International Convention Centre in Sydney. Located at Booth H13, the exhibit space will feature Sagola spray guns and Axalta Services Programs, with an opportunity to win great prizes for the most engaged attendee.
Axalta will present the latest additions to its spray gun range from Sagola plus Axalta Services consultancy programs. The exhibition will provide an opportunity to launch two new Sagola spray guns, the gravity fed 3300 GTO CAR Spray Gun plus the industrial 4100 Xtreme Suction Spray Gun. Each gun will complement Sagola’s already well-established spray gun portfolio, which will also be on display. In addition, Axalta Services will be there to answer any consultancy based questions, providing advice and recommendations regarding helping business to improve profitability and promoting up and coming courses, such as Repair Planning and Recruitment.
“Axalta, in alignment with Autocare 2018, will focus on providing the latest in refinish products and services, global industry trends and best practice Lean processes,” explained Paul Polverino, Axalta’s National Training Manager for Australia and New Zealand. “There will also be great prizes to be won, with a Limited Edition Sagola Scrambler Spray Gun up for grabs.”
Autocare 2018 is an education-led event designed to allow automotive professionals to see the latest products and technologies, keynote addresses and plenary discussions, as well as take part in live training sessions delivered by local and international experts. The event will be a great opportunity to network and gain industry knowledge aimed at helping businesses to grow. You can register to attend Autocare 2018 at no charge by visiting www.autocare.org.au.
For more information on Axalta and its products and services go to www.axalta.com.au or call 1800 292 582.