Axalta Coating Systems is a coatings company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA that develops and manufactures coatings for light and commercial vehicles, industrial, and refinish applications. The firm does business in 130 countries, has nearly 13,000 employees, and has more than 100,000 customers. Axalta first developed its products in 1866 for carriages before moving to automotive painting. Previously known as DuPont Performance Coatings, the company was rebranded as Axalta Coating Systems upon being purchased by The Carlyle Group in 2013. The company was the sponsor of four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon and the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports car, a relationship which dated back to Gordons first Sprint Cup Series race in 1992, and currently sponsors Gordons teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 88 car.