New Delhi, October 16, 2018: Axalta (NYSE: AXTA) today announced that it supported India’s Biggest Skill Competition “Indiaskills 2018”, a biennial event that provides a platform to passionate participants to exhibit their skills on a national level. The winners of Indiaskills 2018 get an opportunity to represent India at 45th WorldSkills Competition at Kazan, Russia in 2019. Indiaskills is hosted by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the guidance of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India. This is the third competition in a row that Axalta has supported and been a part of.

Axalta’s ‘Sustainability Practice Award’ is presented in the category of Car Painting and focuses on the contestant who has excelled at painting the car without the use of surplus resources and minimized waste. This initiative helps to nurture environmentally responsible mindset among young people to learn from and further, implement the practices in their daily lives and in their careers, ensuring a better and more sustainable world.

“As a leading global coatings company, Axalta is dedicated to sustainability and corporate responsibility,” said Vinay RajadhyakshaManaging DirectorAxalta India, “Both are fundamental to our culture and ensures we conduct our business in a sustainable and socially responsible manner along our entire value chain, including technology and operations. We are very pleased to provide the winner of the car painting category with the opportunity to be guided and trained at Axalta’s Training Centers in preparation for the 45th WorldSkills Competition next year. We hope that this will also bolster a move towards implementing more sustainable coating practices in the industry.”

Indiaskills 2018 was inaugurated by Shri Dharmendra  Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi on October 2nd, 2018. This year, the competition witnessed over 400 participants under one roof coming from a myriad of industry backgrounds such as automobile, aviation, beauty and wellness, plumbing, manufacturing, web design and development, hospitality and tech and competing in 45 diverse skills.



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