Axalta breaks ground on new coatings facility in China

Global coatings manufacturer Axalta just broke ground for construction of a large new coatings facility in North China. The new plant will produce mobility coatings to support growing customer demand in China for light vehicles, commercial vehicles, and automotive plastic components.

Ground breaking Axalta coatings plant Jilin China
Ground breaking for Axaltas new coatings production site in Jilin Image source: Axalta

“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 is active in Jilin province since 1984.  “With this new investment in the province, we are further committing to our customers in China while supporting our ambitious growth plans in Asia”, said Hadi Awada, Senior Vice President of Axalta’s Mobility Business.

Axalta has announced a variety of other significant investments in China in 2021, including the expansion of a waterborne coatings plant in Shanghai, the opening of a new Refinish Training Center in Guangzhou, and the acquisition of a leading Chinese producer of high-quality wire enamels.

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