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Axalta provides coatings for Australian Army's new heavy duty trucks

by Axalta Coating Systems Australia Pty Ltd on 01/05/2016 11:59 PM


The Australian Defence Force received its first medium and heavy-duty trucks in April 2016, coated by Axalta Coating Systems under the Land 121 Phase 3B Defence program. To create the Army’s camouflage pattern on the vehicles, Axalta produced the entire suite of paints, including hardeners, thinners, primers and the different colours required for the pattern. Complying with the Australian Paint Approval Scheme (APAS), all military coating products were produced in Australia, then exported overseas.

Working with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia (RMMVA), Axalta managed the entire supply chain for its paint products, from production, supply, warehousing and distribution, both locally and internationally. To optimise application techniques and ensure quality control, Axalta also provided technical support and training.  For such a highly specialised project, Axalta developed customised product solutions including special application techniques designed to improve cycle times and coating productivity.

With painted components originating from up to a dozen global locations, Axalta’s ability to assess site capabilities, design customised training, implement strict quality controls and establish efficient supply chains, has ensured these cutting-edge military vehicles are delivered just as the Australian Defence Force had envisaged.

More info at www.axalta.com.au