Axalta and NAPA Canada Celebrate 60-Year Relationship

Distributor Relationship Dates to 1956

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In the ever-changing marketplace, companies recognize the value and scarcity of lasting partnerships, especially those exceeding half a century. Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, recently honored its 60-year partnership with NAPA Canada at its Canadian headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

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Left to Right: Representing NAPA Canada, Alain Masse, President of UAP Inc.; Eric Léveillé, Vice Pre ...

Left to Right: Representing NAPA Canada, Alain Masse, President of UAP Inc.; Eric Léveillé, Vice President, CMAX and Paint & Body Supplies; Tom Hunt, Vice President, Product Development; Representing Axalta, Robert Searle, Refinish Product & Marketing Manager-Axalta Canada; Benoit Goulet, Regional Sales Manager, Quebec/Atlantic-Axalta Canada; Brent Jamieson, Axalta North America Sales Director; and Troy Weaver, Axalta Business Director pose with Axalta's gift to NAPA titled "Winter Evening, St-Lawrence Boulevard" by Montreal artist Richard Montpetit. Photo by: Eve Richard (

NAPA hosted Axalta executives, providing a facility tour and programme to commemorate the occasion. Troy Weaver, Axalta Business Director; Alain Masse, NAPA Canada President and other leaders celebrated the significant milestone and discussed the importance of the Canadian marketplace.

“We appreciate doing business with our long-time partner Axalta,” said Masse. “We are excited about this anniversary and foresee only great things to come from this ongoing relationship.”

“We are proud to call NAPA Canada one of our long-standing customers,” said Weaver. “I look forward to seeing this relationship continue to blossom for another 60 years and beyond.”

2016 is a year of milestones for Axalta Coating Systems’ Canadian operations. The company recently celebrated 60 years of production at its Ajax, Ontario plant and 150 years in the coatings industry.

About NAPA

NAPA Canada, a subsidiary of UAP Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of GPC, is a Canadian leader in the distribution, merchandising and remanufacturing of automotive parts and replacement accessories for cars, trucks and heavy vehicles. The company has approximately 4,000 employees and operates over 700 facilities.

The network is comprised of close to 600 NAPA Auto Parts stores that offer a wide range of replacement parts, accessories, tools, equipment and quality products to consumer groups, namely repair shops, commercial fleet operators, professional mechanics, do-it-yourselfers, and automobile owners. The network also includes close to 50 CMAX stores that specialise in automotive paint as well as in collision repair supplies and equipment. CMAX steadily applies its principles – to satisfy client needs through unparalleled expertise and services.

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, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With 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 and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

Axalta Coating Systems
Robert G. Searle
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Source: Axalta Coating Systems