Drivus is once again revolutionising the automotive refinish market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), with its newly launched Financial Services. By simplifying the equipment leasing process, Drivus Financial Services allows bodyshops to stay up-to-date with the most recent technology, offering easy access to equipment upgrades, which will deliver increased efficiency and provide a strong competitive advantage.
Inspired by nature, delivered by technology – new innovative Standocryl Matt Clear System from Standox for professional right-first-time repairs
Standox introduces its new Matt Clear System, comprising two products: Standocryl 2K System Clear Super Matt K9150 and Standocryl 2K System Clear Satin Gloss K9140. Formulated with significantly smaller, state-of-the-art pigment size, these two new matt clears deliver professional right-first-time results every time.
The energy crisis, called by some the most extreme that has ever occurred in Europe , is worsening. Businesses are facing the double hit of spiralling costs and increasing inflation on top of energy costs that are extraordinarily high - and rising. Controlling costs is now top of most businesses’ agendas, and bodyshops are no different, particularly as they utilise energy to carry out their daily work.
Axalta Refinish has unveiled three new websites for its premium refinish brands – Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox – that cater specifically for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The sites, which went live on 17 August 2022, offer visitors modern, clean homepages and page content with an enhanced and complete browsing experience.
Axalta Refinish is one of the Platinum Partners at the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) Global Summit 2022 in Monaco, taking place between 15 and 17 June 2022. Axalta Refinish is showcasing a number of its most recent ground-breaking firsts to a global audience of leaders and innovators in the automotive collision repair industry.
Axalta’s Fast Cure Low Energy technology – helping bodyshops across Europe cope with the energy crisis
The cost of living is increasing but what is hitting homeowners and businesses alike is the soaring cost of energy. In January 2022, the Eurozone saw energy prices increase 28.6%. For bodyshop owners across the region these rising energy cost could not come at a worse time. After two years of struggling during the pandemic, energy costs are spiking with no assurance that the increases will slow.
The newly released Standox training video demonstrates how workflows can be maximised while still maintaining high quality finishes on plastic part repairs. The video, which is the latest in the Standovision series of training videos, gives bodyshops clear, step-by-step instructions on how to use VOC Xtreme Plastic Additive U7660 for right first-time direct-to-plastic repairs.
Axalta launches Tech Tips Global Paint Defects video series to help bodyshops prevent and fix common problems
Axalta has launched an ongoing series of refinish training videos designed to help automotive repair bodyshops deal with troublesome, yet common paint defects. The first six videos are available now, to view free of charge.
Axalta Refinish has introduced another first to the EMEA market - a new electric vehicle (EV) repair package, which supports refinishers and bodyshops with the repairs of EV vehicles. Sales of electric cars are accelerating – one in 10 new cars in 2021 has been powered by a battery[i] - and refinishers and bodyshops need to be prepared to handle an increasing volume of EVs safely and efficiently.
Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced its Global Automotive Color of the Year 2022 – Royal Magenta. The selection for the eighth edition of the exclusive Global Automotive Color of the Year, Royal Magenta, is a deep cherry color that brings a luxurious finish to the market.
Axalta released its 69th annual Global Automotive Color Popularity Report revealing most cars on today’s roads are white (35%), black (19%) and grey (19%). Grey increased by four percentage points worldwide. The results of Axalta’s Global Automotive Color Popularity Report are tabulated on Axalta’s analysis of 2021 automotive build data in major markets and are an indicator of current market trends.
Bodyshop Optimizer is the latest offering from Drivus, a brand delivering business services for the automotive refinish market in EMEA, from Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings. The new personalised consultancy service focuses on a bodyshop’s finances with the aim to boost the bottom line.
The next level of refinishing is here with pre-filled Standoblue Basecoat bottles for 100% automated mixing
Standox now offers bodyshops its state-of-the-art Standoblue Basecoat mixing tints in pre-filled bottles specifically for use in Fillon Technologies’ new Daisy Wheel 3.0. The bottles, which are available immediately, come in 68 tints in 500ml bottles and 27 tints in 1 litre bottles.
Advanced Inventory Management (AIM) is the new service from Drivus, a brand delivering business services for the automotive refinish market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), from Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings.
Colour assessment and matching are two important process steps for every bodyshop; it’s easy to get wrong if the colour match is done by eye due to the subjective nature of colour. And factoring in that globally 8% of men are colour-blind, the risks of poor matches for bodyshops increases even further.
The latest Standovision training video shows refinishers how to execute a perfect 3-Stage white pearl repair across the full side of a vehicle. Standox, a global refinish brand of Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has released a new Standovision training video showing refinishers how to achieve a perfect 3-Stage white pearl repair across the full side of a vehicle.
Refinishers face challenges during summer months from high temperatures and variations in humidity. The experts at Standox, the refinish paint brand from Wuppertal, Germany, and one of the premium refinish brands of Axalta, have put together some practical advice for the use of Standoblue Basecoat to help refinishers prepare properly and to get right first time results during hot and dry weather.
Axalta today launched a new business partnership concept for the European automotive refinish market under a new brand: Drivus. Designed to focus on the particular challenges faced by bodyshops, Drivus targets productivity, performance and profits to ensure bodyshops build better businesses.
Axalta unveils the refinish industry’s first fully automated colour mixing process via Daisy Wheel 3.0
Axalta today announced it will make available pre-filled bottles of basecoat from its industry leading premium refinish brands for Fillon Technologies’ new Daisy Wheel 3.0, enabling fully automated colour mixing for the first time. Combined with Axalta’s cloud-based Digital Colour Management, bodyshops across EMEA will have access to the fastest and most productive paint process available.
Axalta’s premium global refinish brand, Standox, approved until 2026
With mixing tint Mix 387 Brilliant Magenta, Standox adds another highly chromatic shade of red to its Standohyd Plus Basecoat system. The transparent tint helps professional refinishers perfectly reproduce original colours.
Over 700 collision shops aligned with Fix Network World in 12 countries set to benefit from five-year partnership agreement. Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has signed an five-year global partnership agreement with Fix Network World, one of the biggest collision repair franchise networks globally.
Standox, a global refinish brand of Axalta, has a new Standovision training video. Special colours - repair process for tinted clearcoats explains in detail how these can be professionally repaired using a special Standox process.
Premium global refinish brands re-approved for Mercedes-Benz network across 8 Asian – Pacific markets
Pinholes or small surface defects in the clearcoat of finished paintwork are more than annoying. But thanks to a new Standovision training video that shows what causes these classic mistakes, professional refinishers can now avoid them.
Brilliant Blue 125 from Standox, the Wuppertal refinish brand, ensures perfect colour matching for certain blue shades.
Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced its 2021 Global Automotive Color of the Year – ElectroLight.
DIRT 5, the next generation of the iconic off-road and rally video game from British video game developer Codemasters was released on 6 November 2020 with the Standox logo available in the in-game livery editor.
Axalta sets pulses of motorsport fans racing with the unveiling of its 2021 wall calendar - Brilliantly Fast - created by the Refinish business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). It celebrates student racing and is a fitting tribute to those professional motorsports teams that have achieved unparalleled success in 2020.
Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, released its 68th annual Global Automotive Color Popularity Report revealing the most common automotive colours on the road today are white (38%), black (19%) and grey (15%). Grey increased by two percentage points worldwide and is at a 10-year high.
Now the first measures are in place to overcome today’s acute challenges, a “new normal” has begun in bodyshops. Many are permanently changing processes and rethinking which tools and products support them best.
Axalta Showcases Revolutionary Responses to Changing Collision Repair Landscape at IBISConnect Africa 2020
Axalta, a leading global provider of liquid and powder coatings, is participating in IBISConnect Africa, a live online simulcast held by the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS), on Thursday 23 July 2020 between 10am and 1.30pm SAST. Lucian Jantjies, National Sales Leader for Axalta’s Refinish Business in South Africa, a key speaker at the event, will discuss how Axalta helps its South African customers meet the challenges of an evolving collision repair industry head-on by supporting them with new technology and dedicated innovation.
According to management consultancy McKinsey, sales of battery-powered electric cars and plug-in hybrids in Europe rose by 44 percent from 2018 to 2019 to over 600,000 vehicles. Bodyshops must be prepared for alternative vehicles and depending on the vehicle manufacturer, different temperature limits for paint drying have to be observed during repairs.
Mercedes-Benz AG has renewed its approval of Standox – one of the premium, global refinish brands of Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings. Effective 1 April 2020, Standox is once again approved for use across the Mercedes-Benz network in 11 European countries, until 31 March 2023.
Standox adds a new clear to its Xtreme System to make bodyshops even more efficient. The Standocryl VOC-Xtreme-Plus Clear K9600 excels at low drying temperatures.
According to the "Global Automotive Color Popularity Report 2019" from the paint manufacturer Axalta, grey came out on top in Europe in 2019. But how are future trends recognised and how are they then implemented in car paints? And above all, how are those colours then repaired? Whether or not a newly developed colour makes it onto a car can depend on whether it can be properly repaired.
Standowin iQ, the Standox colour software, is now available as an app designed to complement the Standowin iQ Cloud solution delivering mobile digital colour management. It can be used on tablets and smartphones.
Standox has updated its product label design so that they can be more easily identified. Larger product and colour codes, a clear labelling system for the different product technologies and easily recognisable symbols simplify things for busy professional refinishers.
The classic car market has enjoyed phenomenal success over the past decade. A new world-record was set in August 2017 when a 1950s Aston Martin DBR1 sold at auction for 22,550,000USD. And with approximately 30,000 American classic cars shipped into Europe in 2018, this buoyant market needs an expert in the field. This is where Standox comes in.
Axalta today released its 67th annual Global Automotive Color Popularity Report, which reveals the top three automotive colours as: white (38%), black (19%), and grey (13%). White has been the top automotive colour worldwide since 2011.
Football fever is coming! EURO 2020 will be played across Europe: from Ireland, Scotland and Hungary, to Italy, Spain and Azerbaijan. The Standox 2020 calendar is embracing the tournament, while keeping a close eye on some fascinating cars.