Axalta launches a new coating manufacturing plant at Savli, Vadodara in Gujarat, India. The opening ceremony presided by Charlie Shaver, Chairman, and CEO of Axalta was attended by about 70 guests that included local government officials, customers, university representatives, media, and employees.
The new plant installed on an area of 5,200 square meters, is part of Axalta’s Savli manufacturing site that produces Axalta coatings for refinish, automotive parts, and commercial vehicle customers.
Axalta’s coating manufacturing capacity will double with the installation of the new plant and would help in meeting the growing demand for coatings in light vehicles, commercial vehicles, and industrial segments. Axalta Savli’s new plant will be able to increase the production capacity of both high and low temperature cured coatings.
Since 2016, Axalta has significantly invested in India opening a new and expanded Technology Center in Savli dedicated to the Indian automotive segment. Its new headquarters in India are located in Gurugram that also hosts Axalta’s global IT and other back office functions.
Axalta has offices and regional training centers in Gurugram, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, and Vadodara, and supports an extensive product distribution network across the country.
Charlie Shaver, Chairman, and CEO of Axalta, said, “These facilities and the significant investments made in the past couple of years are in sync with Axalta’s strong commitment to India to deliver innovative and comprehensive coating solutions to our customers in every sector of the automotive market and in other industry sectors. I am confident that Axalta’s global expertise in coatings will play a significant role in India, catering to our customers’ specific coatings requirements.”