Axalta inaugurated its new coating manufacturing plant at Savli near Vadodara in Gujarat. Spread over an area of 5,200 square metres, the Savli plant will produce coatings for refinish, automotive parts, and commercial vehicle customers. The company said that the new plant will double its coating manufacturing capacity to meet the growing demand for coatings in light vehicles, commercial vehicles, and industrial segments.
Axalta’s new plant will be equipped to scale up production capacity of both high and low temperature cured coatings. The facility is also designed to ramp up to produce waterborne coatings for customers’ conversion into more sustainable solutions, the company noted. The new plant has put in place environmentally responsible processes that are not only designed for low emissions but also help ensure a healthy environment for the community and a sustainable future for Axalta.
Charlie Shaver, Chairman & CEO, Axalta, said the significant investments made over the past couple of years in India are in sync with its strong commitment to deliver innovative and comprehensive coating solutions to Indian customers across every sector of the automotive market as well as in other sectors. He oozed confidence that Axalta’s global coatings expertise will be a huge factor in catering to customers’ specific coatings requirements.
Vinay Rajadhyaksha, Managing Director, Axalta Coating Systems India, said the company is looking forward to meet the growing demand of the Indian automotive and industrial OEMs.