Axalta Partners with Solera to Launch Eco-Friendly Paint Estimating Tool

Axalta Coating Systems

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global coatings manufacturer, has announced a partnership with Solera, a company specializing in vehicle lifecycle management. This collaboration aims to integrate Axalta’s refinish paint systems into Solera’s Sustainable Estimatics platform. The platform will enable Axalta customers to estimate their CO2 emissions per repair, considering factors such as repair methods, paint application processes, and drying conditions.

Axalta is the first coatings manufacturer to partner with Solera in this way. Through this partnership, Axalta customers will gain access to a live dashboard that provides CO2 estimates. This tool will help bodyshops make energy-conscious, data-driven decisions. The Sustainable Estimatics platform enhances Axalta’s BELEAF offering, which includes eco-friendly products, innovative tools, and resources designed to help bodyshops reduce their environmental footprint while achieving business success. This initiative highlights Axalta’s dedication to sustainability.

“We are excited to partner with Solera and introduce a new solution for our customers,” said Troy Weaver, President of Global Refinish at Axalta. “This technology aligns with Axalta’s ongoing commitment to sustainability as we set out to become Carbon Neutral by 2040. It was designed with our customers in mind to help them achieve their sustainability goals. By providing a CO2 emission estimate per repair, bodyshops can make data-driven decisions to help lower their carbon footprint while also benefiting their bottom line.”

The Sustainable Estimatics for Paint tool simplifies the process of estimating Scope 1, 2, and 3 CO2 emissions. This allows organizations to present credible carbon emission figures, backed by an ISO-14064-01 certified company. Customers will also be able to review dashboards to analyze their overall collision repair footprint and benchmark against regional, country-specific, and industry-wide data.

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Driving Sustainability in the Automotive Repair Industry

This partnership has significant implications for the automotive repair industry. By integrating these technologies, bodyshops can better understand their environmental impact and take actionable steps to mitigate it. The ability to estimate CO2 emissions per repair provides transparency and encourages more sustainable practices.

From a broader perspective, this collaboration between Axalta and Solera could set a precedent for other companies in the industry. As businesses increasingly prioritize sustainability, tools like the Sustainable Estimatics platform offer a practical way to track and reduce emissions. This not only benefits the environment but also aligns with growing consumer demand for eco-friendly practices.

Axalta’s commitment to becoming Carbon Neutral by 2040 is ambitious. Partnerships like this one with Solera are crucial steps toward that goal. By providing bodyshops with the products, tools, and resources to reduce their environmental impact, Axalta is helping to drive industry-wide change.

As the automotive industry continues to evolve, initiatives like the Sustainable Estimatics platform demonstrate how technology and innovation can work together to promote sustainability. With this new tool, Axalta and Solera are empowering their customers to make decisions that support both their business goals and the planet.

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