Marussia F1 Team extends relationship with Nexa Autocolor

Banbury, UK – Thursday 29 March 2012, 11.00hrs BST

The Marussia F1 Team is delighted to announce that it has agreed an extension to its current Official Supplier relationship with Nexa Autocolor, which supplies the team with the very latest paint technologies for its race cars.

Nexa Autocolor has partnered with the Marussia F1 Team since the team’s foundation in 2009 and its products have been used to paint the team’s three iterations of Formula One race cars and transporters since its debut season of competition in 2010. The striking livery of the team’s current challenger, the MR01, has been achieved using the very latest Nano technology paint products.

Andy Webb, CEO, Marussia F1 Team
“Appearances may not be the full picture, but looking good is pretty high on the agenda for the Marussia F1 Team.That’s why when we wanted a partner to supply us with something as important as the finishing products for our Formula 1 cars and race transporters, we went to the best. Nexa Autocolor delivers products of the highest quality, with outstanding performance, to meet the tough legislative requirements and performance criteria we have to work to.”

Richard Denison, Marketing Manager, Nexa Autocolor
“We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with the Marussia F1 Team and we look forward to a great season ahead. We are thrilled with the superb finish of the car that has been achieved through the use of the latest Nexa Autocolor technologies. We wish the team the best of luck for the 2012 season.”

About Nexa Autocolor
With over 25 years of industry knowledge, Nexa Autocolor has been a market-leading paint brand in the vehicle refinishing industry. Nexa Autocolor stands for innovation in paint chemistry and leads the industry with products such as Aquabase®, the first waterborne basecoat. With the technology to colour-match even the most difficult of special-effect colours, Nexa Autocolor continues to develop state-of-art processes while maintaining its reputation for high-level customer satisfaction.

PPG Industries is the parent company of Nexa Autocolor, and was founded in 1883. Today, PPG is a global manufacturer of coatings, flat glass, fibreglass, and industrial and speciality chemicals with more than 100 major production facilities in 22 countries across 5 continents.

An innovator in automotive refinish, PPG is a leading producer of transportation coatings and one of the only companies that can supply any type of coating needed for a vehicle body. PPG is committed to developing leading edge technologies, achieving the highest quality standards and commitment to meeting customer requirements.

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