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New company’s headquarters will serve Europe, Middle East and Africa







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Axalta established it’s new office in Basel in 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 Axalta Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters were established in Basel due to Axalta’s wish to have an EMEA headquarters in a central location, which truly reflects the regional and international composition of the company.

Basel is a fabulous city with an excellent infrastructure. Without a doubt, Basel’s thriving and vibrant international community coupled with its strong business backbone, are motivating factors that have helped us to attract some of the best people.

Yves KertensVice President Axalta and President EMEA, Axalta