Argentina: Coating Production Liquid and Powder Coatings for Argentinian Manufacturers
Axalta Coating Systems celebrated its first production and logistics center in Argentina in the province of Buenos Aires. The plant will have a production capacity of more than eight million liters per year, with the ability to grow in response to demand, the company says.
Buenos Aires/Argentina — Initial production began in January 2017 to provide a range of coatings for the automotive manufacturing, refinish, and industrial markets. The facility covering 27,000 square meters will also house a laboratory, storage and distribution center as well as administrative offices for customer service representatives.
“We are excited about watching this investment already deliver results for our customers in Argentina,” explained Axalta Chairman and CEO Charlie Shaver. “The new operations center is a testament to Axalta´s commitment to better support our customers’ business and contribute to their success. For decades, we have provided innovative, beautiful, and durable coatings to our customers in Argentina. Our new facility will allow us to meet their emerging requirements quickly and utilize important local content.”
According to the company, locally sourced raw materials will comprise on average 80 % of the materials that will be used to produce basecoats, clear coats, and thinners for domestic markets and for export.
“The engineering and innovation applied in the construction, and that will be used to operate this facility, reflect the capabilities of Axalta,” highlighted Marcelo Cicchini, President of Axalta in Argentina. “We will leverage these strengths to continue expanding our operations, focusing on the evolution of our products and services, while delivering the highest quality service and support to our customers.”
Axalta’s customers in Argentina include manufacturers of cars, light trucks and commercial vehicles, as well as industrial customers whose products range from oil and gas pipelines to architectural fittings and facades, and vehicle repair body shops.