PHILADELPHIA--Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, hosted its inaugural Supplier of the Year Awards event February 25-26 in Daytona, Florida. Axalta developed the awards program to recognize the critical role that suppliers play in the company’s ability to deliver superior products and services to its more than 100,000 customers around the world. To emphasize the exceptional performance of the awardees, the celebration coincided with the grand opening of Axalta’s Center Injector at the Daytona International Speedway. Representatives from each of the honored suppliers were invited to participate in activities at Axalta’s injector on Sunday, following the awards ceremony and reception on Saturday evening.
“We are very pleased to honor our top ten suppliers at Axalta’s first Supplier of the Year Awards event,” said Martin Horneck, Axalta Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer during the ceremony. “This program recognizes our partners who provide the highest quality and most competitive raw materials and services to Axalta, enabling us to be a leader in the industry and, equally important, to develop the innovative technologies and customer-focused services for which we are known.”
The winning suppliers were selected by a cross-functional committee representing Axalta’s global R&D/Technology, Operations, and Procurement organizations around the world and judged by their ability to provide superior quality, service, technology and pricing to Axalta. Nominees were also evaluated on their sustainability initiatives.
Recipients of the Axalta Supplier of the Year Award 2016:
Asahi Kasei Corporation
Chang Chun Group
Flower City Printing, Inc.
Merck KGaA Darmstadt
Axalta’s Center Injector at the Daytona International Speedway is one of five expanded and redesigned entrances that lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, or “neighborhoods,” along the nearly mile-long exterior façade of the track.
About Axalta Coating Systems
Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications 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 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.