Axalta is pleased to be participating in the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) Global Summit 2019: Passion for Progress this year in Milan, Italy. Axalta is showcasing its Fast Cure Low Energy technology and its cloud-based Digital Colour Management to an audience of refinishers and industry experts from all over the world.
Jim Muse, Axalta’s Vice President of Sales for Global Refinish, says, “Passion for Progress resonates with Axalta, because passion is at the core of how we innovate for customers every day. Nowhere is this more evident than in our premium refinish brands, Cromax, Spies Hecker, and Standox. Our dedication to innovation gives our customers confidence in our fast, efficient, high-quality coating technologies and in our integrated digital business solutions. These work together to make the entire paint repair journey faster, easier and more profitable.”
Fast Cure Low Energy technology makes impossible possible
Axalta’s patented Fast Cure Low Energy technology cuts process times in professional bodyshops by up to 50% and reduces energy consumption by up to 70% while still achieving the best quality repair. Bodyshops can also use this speed of performance to offer rapid repair services that can increase their profitability.
Redefining Colour Management
Axalta’s Digital Colour Management uses a cloud-based colour management system that enables bodyshops to handle the entire colour retrieval and colour mixing processes not only completely digitally, but also 100% wirelessly – something that is unique to Axalta, and a first for the industry.
A unique digital bodyshop network management and reporting system
Axalta is also showcasing RepScore.net, its innovative digital network management system that has been specifically developed to facilitate the cooperation between bodyshops and network owners like fleet, lease and insurance companies or car manufacturers.
Axalta’s motorsport heritage
Visitors to the stand can get up close and personal with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport’s F1 W10 EQ Power+ – the race car in which the team’s drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are competing in the 2019 FIA Formula OneTM Championship. Axalta has a long-lasting relationship with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport as Official Team Supplier, and the company’s premium global refinish brand Spies Hecker has been on the team’s race cars for more than five years. Axalta’s Spies Hecker paint ensures that the cars are light, durable and can withstand the extreme track conditions, while also looking stunning.
Axalta’s attendance at the IBIS Global Summit 2019 between 10 and 12 June is part of a multi-year global partnership between Axalta and Plenham Ltd, which is the parent company of bodyshop - a leading automotive accident repair source covering the UK and the Middle East - and IBIS Worldwide - the leading networking platform for the collision repair industry. For more information on Axalta Refinish, please visit www.refinish.axalta.eu or www.axalta.com/refinishcustomers.
About Spies Hecker
Spies Hecker, one of the global refinish coating brands from Axalta, develops optimum and practical paint system solutions that can make bodyshop work easier and more efficient. With over 135 years of success behind it, Spies Hecker’s high-quality product systems, customised service and targeted training demonstrate its partnership with the refinish industry. The Cologne paint brand is one of the world’s leading vehicle refinish brands, and is available in over 76 countries worldwide.
Spies Hecker – simply closer!