KYBURZ chooses Spies Hecker to deliver bold finishing touch for its new electric vehicles
Swiss electric car manufacturer KYBURZ Switzerland AG continues its ongoing co-operation with Spies Hecker by painting two new vehicles in Axalta’s 2021 Global Automotive Colour of the Year, ElectroLight.
24 June 2021 – The ongoing successful collaboration between Swiss electric car manufacturer KYBURZ Switzerland AG and Spies Hecker, one of the premium refinish paint brands of Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, continues in 2021. For the third consecutive year, KYBURZ has selected Axalta’s Global Automotive Colour of the Year, ElectroLight, to showcase its newest prototypes, including the latest model of its DXS utility vehicle and its iconic eRod electric buggy.
“Much more than just a head-turning colour, ElectroLight’s functionality is as remarkable as its bold green-yellow hue,” says Olaf Adamek, Axalta Refinish Brand Manager for EMEA. “ElectroLight has been developed with greener vehicles in mind and specifically for a new generation of mobility solutions – making it an ideal choice for KYBURZ.”
ElectroLight is formulated with reflective properties that make it highly visible to light detection and ranging (LiDAR) systems, while its layer structure and pigment content are easily transmissible by radio detection and ranging (RADAR) systems.
KYBURZ’s DXS and eRod were painted at Carrosserie Spritzwerk Philippe Mayeux in Rorbas, Switzerland, a Spies Hecker bodyshop for 24 years.
KYBURZ is renowned worldwide for its high spec multi-purpose electric vehicles; more than 23,000 KYBURZ vehicles are in use around the world and its best-known model, the KYBURZ DXP, is used as an inner city postal delivery vehicle in parts of Europe.
Martin Kyburz, managing director and owner of KYBURZ, expressed his delight with the results. “Every year we eagerly await for Axalta to release its Color of the Year to utilise its unique and trend-focussed colours on our unique and individual mobility solutions. I am always impressed by the comprehensive Spies Hecker product offering, which is a fantastic match to our bespoke requirements,” he explains. “We pride ourselves on our exceptionally high standards in colour and performance – with sustainability and care for the environment at the heart of all we do. The Spies Hecker team listens carefully and draws on its decades of experience and expertise to offer us support at every step and help us create a beautiful outcome that is as conscious of the environment as it is of the aesthetic.”
KYBURZ’s ongoing collaboration with Spies Hecker underlines its aim to consolidate brand awareness as it builds on its solid basis of craftmanship and expertise to develop and extend its offering, together with a comprehensive maintenance service.
The DXS in ElectroLight can be seen in the KYBURZ showroom at Frieinstein, while the painting of the eRod is still ongoing.
About Spies Hecker
Spies Hecker, a global refinish coating brand from Axalta, develops optimum and practical paint system solutions that make bodyshop work easier and more efficient. Originally from Cologne, Germany, and with over 135 years of success behind it, Spies Hecker’s high-quality product systems, customised service and tailored training demonstrate its partnership with the refinish industry. The paint brand is one of the world’s leading vehicle refinish brands and is available in over 75 countries worldwide.
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