Axalta Recognized as Masters of Quality by Daimler Trucks North America


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WILMINGTON, DE--May 24, 2013: Axalta Coating Systems, formerly DuPont Performance Coatings, the leading manufacturer and marketer of heavy-duty truck coatings, received the prestigious Daimler Trucks North America Masters of Quality award. This is the seventh year Axalta received the award, and the fourth consecutive year of the past five.

“It further acknowledges our dedication to continually improve the performance of our products and the devotion of our team to service our heavy-duty truck customers.”

The 25-year-old Masters of Quality program recognizes an elite group of suppliers who meet or exceed Daimler Trucks North America's stringent quality standards and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to improving the quality of their products. The Masters of Quality award is the highest recognition that Daimler Trucks North America gives to its suppliers.

"Axalta is delighted to be recognized as the 'best of the best'. To receive the highest recognition by Daimler Trucks North America in the last four consecutive years reinforces our commitment to deliver only the highest quality Imron Elite polyurethane coatings," said Herbert Nowak, heavy-duty truck North American sales manager for Axalta Coating Systems.

Imron Elite is the exclusive topcoat for Daimler Trucks' Freightliner brand manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico. The identical product is used in the commercial vehicle aftermarket by Freightliner dealers to ensure customer satisfaction and "repair-in-kind" quality.

"We are extremely proud to accept the Masters of Quality award for the seventh time," said Joseph Wood, heavy-duty truck business director, North America for Axalta Coating Systems. "It further acknowledges our dedication to continually improve the performance of our products and the devotion of our team to service our heavy-duty truck customers."

Daimler's suppliers are evaluated each year on more than 100 criteria related to aftermarket parts, quality, engineering, warranty, service, availability and purchasing. While over 1,000 suppliers are considered for the award, only suppliers rated in the top three percent are recognized with an esteemed Masters of Quality award.

In addition to providing high-performance products to the commercial segment for more than 40 years, Axalta Coating Systems products have earned more commercial and OEM approvals than any other paint manufacturer.

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