Axalta Recognized as Masters of Quality by Daimler Trucks North America

Friday, May 24, 2013 8:00 am EDT
"It further acknowledges our dedication to continually improve the performance of our products and the devotion of our team to service our heavy-duty truck customers."

WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Axalta Coating Systems, formerly DuPont Performance Coatings, the leading manufacturer and marketer of heavy-duty truck coatings, received the prestigious Daimler Trucks North America Masters of Quality award. This is the seventh year Axalta received the award, and the fourth consecutive year of the past five.

The 25-year-old Masters of Quality program recognizes an elite group of suppliers who meet or exceed Daimler Trucks North America’s stringent quality standards and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to improving the quality of their products. The Masters of Quality award is the highest recognition that Daimler Trucks North America gives to its suppliers.

“Axalta is delighted to be recognized as the ‘best of the best’. To receive the highest recognition by Daimler Trucks North America in the last four consecutive years reinforces our commitment to deliver only the highest quality Imron® Elite polyurethane coatings,” said Herbert Nowak, heavy-duty truck North American sales manager for Axalta Coating Systems.

Imron® Elite is the exclusive topcoat for Daimler Trucks’ Freightliner brand manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico. The identical product is used in the commercial vehicle aftermarket by Freightliner dealers to ensure customer satisfaction and “repair-in-kind” quality.

“We are extremely proud to accept the Masters of Quality award for the seventh time,” said Joseph Wood, heavy-duty truck business director, North America for Axalta Coating Systems. “It further acknowledges our dedication to continually improve the performance of our products and the devotion of our team to service our heavy-duty truck customers.”

Daimler’s suppliers are evaluated each year on more than 100 criteria related to aftermarket parts, quality, engineering, warranty, service, availability and purchasing. While over 1,000 suppliers are considered for the award, only suppliers rated in the top three percent are recognized with an esteemed Masters of Quality award.

In addition to providing high-performance products to the commercial segment for more than 40 years, Axalta Coating Systems products have earned more commercial and OEM approvals than any other paint manufacturer.

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Axalta Coating Systems is a leading global provider of liquid and powder coatings to automotive OEM and Refinish, other transportation, general industrial and selected architectural and decorative customers. Top selling global liquid coating brands for the refinish sector are DuPont Refinish, Standox® and Spies Hecker®. Additional refinish products are available in selected markets. In the transportation sector, Imron® is a leading liquid coating used by heavy-duty truck, rail, bus, fleet, trailer and body manufacturers, and marine and aircraft customers. In the general industrial market, Voltatex® Energy Solutions serves the electrical industry with insulation systems for the manufacture of motors and transformers and Nap-Gard® powder coatings are a preferred solution for the oil and gas pipeline industry. The company’s leading architectural and decorative powder coatings include Alesta®. The company manufactures at 35 plants, develops new products and technologies at seven global R&D locations and, at 42 locations around the world, educates customers with training courses to enhance their use of company products. With more than 11,000 employees and $4.3 billion in revenue, Axalta Coating Systems, formerly DuPont Performance Coatings, will continue to build on over 145 years of experience in the coatings industry.

Contact:

Axalta Coating Systems
Janine Little, 302-992-2959
janine.little@dupont.com