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Axalta announces 2016 training courses

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has announced the 2016 training courses for its three global refinish brands – Cromax®, Spies Hecker and Standox.


Training takes place at the Axalta Refinish Academy in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, where each brand has its own dedicated training room, mixing area and spray booth. The courses on offer this year cover all aspects of refinishing such as colour training, product training and application techniques, as well as ATA assessment training.

Kevin Welling, Training Academy Manager for Axalta Coating Systems in the UK and Ireland, says, “The majority of the training courses start with a theory session followed by practical training in our state-of-the-art practical work spaces. This is a wonderful facility which was designed to ensure that course participants have an excellent experience and return to their bodyshops with increased confidence and competence.”

The available courses are as follows:
Advanced Cromax Basecoat training
ChromaManager training course
Cromax Basecoat tri-coat application course
Cromax colour matching course
Fast Repair package

Spies Hecker
Permahyd colour college training
Permahyd Hi-TEC Performance System training
Speed Repair training
Spies Hecker ColorDialog training
Spies Hecker three-stage paint system training

Advanced Standohyd application training
Micro Repair course
Standohyd colouristic course
Standox Genius+ colour tool course
Standox three-stage colour course

The following ATA courses can be booked through any of the brands’ webshops:
ATA/AOM pre-assessment day
ATA/AOM re-accreditation
ATA full route accreditation
ATA cosmetic repaoir technician assessment

Courses can be booked from each of the brands’ webshops

For refinishers who can’t spare time away from their bodyshops, all three brands offer comprehensive e-learning training programmes – e-CTC from Cromax, MyTraining from Spies Hecker and MiKey from Standox. Each programme consists of eight modules which cover topics such as colour and colour tools, repair processes and techniques, health and safety in the workplace and rectification of application defects.

“Our e-learning training programmes are a fantastic way for refinishers to learn at their own pace and with minimal disruption to their work schedules,” states Welling. “The training modules can be worked on anytime and, for refinishers only wishing to brush up on specific topics, modules can be purchased individually, so they are very efficient tools for a busy bodyshop.”

Upon successful completion of all eight modules, refinishers become e-certified and then have the opportunity to attend a hands-on assessment at the Refinish Academy to become fully certified.

The full e-learning programmes can be accessed from the brands’ webshops.

For more information on any of the courses listed, refinishers can also speak to their local Cromax, Spies Hecker or Standox representatives.