BASEL, Switzerland--Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, has a rich heritage in motorsports, and its support of student racing teams is perhaps the most rewarding.
Axalta is supporting five different teams competing this year in Formula Student, an internationally recognized motorsports competition for students from universities around the world. The competition brings teams together to develop, to design, and to construct racing car prototypes, gaining valuable practical engineering and scientific experience.
Matthias Schönberg, Vice President of Axalta and President for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, said, “The students participating in Formula Student learn the importance of team work and have the opportunity to put their theoretical knowledge into practice. We support them in this important step in their educational journey and believe in investing in our future engineers.”
Axalta technicians helped the students paint various components of the vehicles, including the chassis of both classes of race cars - Formula Student Combustion and Formula Student Electric – which are judged separately.
For the third consecutive year the OS.CAR Fachhochschule team from the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna, Austria, painted its internal combustion engine race cars at the Axalta Refinish Training Centre in Oeynhausen, near Vienna.
Axalta technicians also painted race cars for the Green Lion Racing Team, from Wuppertal, Germany, and the ImpulsEracing Team from the University of Oviedo, Spain. The Green Team from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and the KA-RaceIng Team from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, each had support from Axalta with coatings for the electric motors.
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