China: Engineering Axalta Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Mobility Coatings Facility
Axalta has recently broken ground for a new 46,000-square-meter coatings facility in Jilin City, North China. The unit will produce mobility coatings for light vehicles, commercial vehicles, and automotive plastic components.
Shanghai/China – Axalta broke ground for the construction of a state-of-the-art coatings facility in Jilin City, Jilin Province, North China. The 46,000-square-meter new plant will produce mobility coatings to support growing customer demand in China for light vehicles, commercial vehicles, and automotive plastic components.
"Our new plant in Jilin is another building block supporting our ambitious growth strategy for our mobility business in China," said Nicolas Franc de Ferrière, Vice President, Mobility, Asia Pacific at Axalta.
As the largest and one of the fastest growing automotive markets in the world, China is a key growth driver for Axalta and its Global Mobility business unit. The new plant is scheduled to open in 2023 and will mainly produce basecoats, primers, and clearcoats used in Axalta's eco-friendly processes such as high solids technology. Formulated to reduce VOC emissions, high solids coatings can help lower environmental impact while providing superior finishes and improved productivity for automotive OEMs.
"Axalta serves the burgeoning automotive industry in China and has established a strong presence across the APAC region supporting major OEMs," said Hadi Awada, Senior Vice President of Axalta's Mobility Business. "With this new investment in the province, we are further committing to our customers in China while supporting our ambitious growth plans in Asia."