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Axalta Coating Systems opens regional headquarters in the city of Basel

03.08.2016

Philadelphia-based company Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings is establishing its European business activities in the city of Basel, Switzerland.

Multicolor Paint Splash Isolated on White. (Img: Axalta Coating Systems)

The new Basel office has been fully operational since July 1, 2016, and will serve as the company’s headquarters for its entire Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The company makes paint and coatings for most of the world’s leading car and truck manufacturers, collision repair shops, and hundreds of industrial applications.

The decision for Basel was made because of its many advantages for multinational companies and their headquarters. Matthias Schönberg, Axalta Vice President and President EMEA, said about this decision: «In order to find the best location for our new European headquarters we looked at many locations. We selected Basel because of its easy access to the region – France and Germany are literally at walking-distance – and the local airport allows for convenient travel across the entire Region.» Schönberg added: “We really liked the local managerial talent pool. Basel’s executives are multilingual and well-versed in the global business arena. In addition, the economic promotion agency BaselArea was very helpful in the decision-making process, answered our questions swiftly, and introduced us well to the Location.”

BaselArea is thrilled about having Axalta as a new member to the local business community. It is a further testimonial that Basel meets the location criteria for internationally active companies like Axalta. Top accessibility and a productive talent pool are the main reasons why Basel makes the short list with companies looking for a headquarters location and quickly becomes their top choice like in Axalta’s case. Basel’s vibrant and international business community includes other U.S. companies such as Fossil, Abbott, Aequor and most recently San Francisco based company Ultragenyx.

About Axalta Coating Systems – Celebrating 150 Years in the Coatings Industry
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, Axaltas’ coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the coated materials to last longer. With 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the more than 12’800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve the more than 100’000 customers in more than 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.

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