NEXA AUTOCOLOR races into Formula One with Virgin

Virgin Racing drivers Timo Glock, left, and Lucas Di Grassi appeared at the team's media launch event.
LONDON, Dec. 16, 2009 –
Virgin today announced its partnership with Nexa Autocolor – an industry leader in automotive refinish products – at the launch of the new Virgin Racing Team by Sir Richard Branson.

As a brand, Nexa Autocolor is constantly building its reputation through the delivery of leading-edge, innovative products, outstanding colour quality and repair process efficiency. Nexa Autocolor delivers products of the highest quality and outstanding performance, while meeting the toughest environmental and legislative requirements.

Alex Tai, chief executive officer of Virgin Racing, expressed his pleasure that Nexa Autocolor will be an official supplier. “Virgin Racing only partners with the best, and so it is a great pleasure that Nexa Autocolor, the industry leader in refinishing products, is joining our family. Working with a company that shares our values of always striving for new and innovative solutions will be good for the team, and we look forward to many happy years of racing together.”

Richard Denison, U.K. marketing manager for Nexa Autocolor, added, "We are absolutely delighted to be working with the Virgin Racing team and to be able to share our expertise in providing Virgin with the latest paint solutions. Our solutions will look to improve the performance of the cars and ensure the highest quality finish to support the brand principles of the Virgin Racing Team.”

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