Axalta Coating Systems Acquires Metalak

Metalak will remain the sales organization for Spies Hecker and for Metalak’s Plus Paint products sold in the Netherlands and Belgium.

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Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) acquired Metalak Benelux B.V. (Tiel, Netherlands) on the first of July. For more than 60 years, Metalak has been the exclusive distributor of Axalta’s Spies Hecker refinish coating products sold in the Netherlands and in Flanders, Belgium. Formerly a privately owned company, Metalak has offices in Bornem, Belgium, and in Tiel, Netherlands, and will continue to operate under the Metalak name. The agreement will take effect immediately.

Dirk Lippens, country business manager for Axalta in the Benelux, says the acquisition will strengthen Axalta’s position in the market.

Metalak’s managing director and owner, Bas van de Ven, joins Axalta’s Benelux management team as business director of Metalak, and will continue as operational lead for Metalak in the Benelux. “We are now part of Axalta,” van de Ven says. “And while that’s a change, the support we deliver to our customers will certainly not change. They will continue to receive the level of personal service they have come to expect from us as Metalak, except that now that service and support will be accompanied by the backing of Axalta.”

Metalak will remain the sales organization for Spies Hecker and for Metalak’s Plus Paint products sold in the Netherlands and Belgium.