MSCOW (MRC) - Axalta Coating Systems has won the Innovation in Costs and Excellence in Direct Purchase category in CAOA Chery’s annual Best Supplier Awards, said Coatingworld.
This is the third consecutive category win for Axalta. CAOA is the exclusive importer of Hyundai and Subaru brands in the Brazilian automotive sector. It is also the largest distributor of Hyundai vehicles in Brazil with the license to produce car and SUV models for Hyundai and Chery in the Brazilian market. The Best Supplier Awards recognize companies that achieve excellence in commitment, technology, performance and competitive pricing.
Ivan Witt, Director of Shared Services at CAOA, said, “Amid several global disruptions caused by the pandemic and the difficulty to deliver components, our suppliers and partners, including Axalta, stood out positively in supporting our automakers. The Axalta team has demonstrated their commitment to innovation, and we are proud to recognize their performance once again."
“This award further demonstrates our ongoing dedication to serving our customers with the finest quality products and services they have come to expect, even during challenging times,” said Mateus Aquino, President of Axalta Brazil. “We are proud of our 15-year partnership with CAOA, and we look forward to continuing our strong collaboration for many years to come.”
We remind, Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, broke ground for 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 Ferriere, Vice President, Mobility, Asia Pacific at Axalta.