Axalta sponsors International Bodyshop Industry Symposium in Turkey

Global coating supplier promotes regional debate

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 9:08 am EST
"I must express my sincere appreciation for our partner Axalta who has been quite brilliant in its support and enthusiasm."

ISTANBUL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings and committed partner to the global refinish industry, was one of the sponsors of the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) Turkey, a regional conference held in Istanbul on 16 October 2014.

The conference is designed to bring together collision repair industry leaders and decision-makers with the aim of improving understanding of and communication about the regional market. The event was an opportunity for Axalta and its three global refinish brands – Cromax®, Spies Hecker and Standox – to share its knowledge of and expertise in the OEM and refinish sectors with regional delegates.

“With its more than 68,000 bodyshops, Turkey is a dynamic collision repair market that has seen dramatic changes. It is in an influential position thanks in part also to its geographical location on the border of Europe and Asia,” says Jürgen Knorr, Axalta Coating Systems, Director of Key Accounts for the company’s refinish systems across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “Through its sponsorship and participation Axalta was able to bring not only its international experience and a global perspective to the table but also its progressive, performance-driven approach.”

IBIS conference director David Lingham says: “I must express my sincere appreciation for our partner Axalta who has been quite brilliant in its support and enthusiasm.”

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, automotive refinish and commercial vehicles to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 145 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 12,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit and follow us @axalta on twitter.


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