AkzoNobel Gains Global Approval from KIA Motors Corporation - BodyShop Business

AkzoNobel Gains Global Approval from KIA Motors Corporation

KIA Motors has awarded AkzoNobel Car Refinishes the opportunity to be its first globally approved aftermarket supplier. AkzoNobel will now be able to offer its full range of car refinishes products to all KIA Dealers’ body and paint departments. The two companies also announced that AkzoNobel Car Refinishes will provide training to KIA dealers and distributors involved in body shop activities.

“We are the first company to receive global approval from KIA and value this vote of confidence,” said Kyung Soo Chun, general manager/Korean OEM AAM manager for AkzoNobel Car Refinishes. “With the training program we are providing, we will be working closely with KIA to give them the tools they require to deliver the highest level of quality in their repairs and their services, while ensuring efficiency and profitability in their repair activities.”
The training, which has been tailored to KIA’s specific requirements, will involve both technical training on painting and coloring KIA vehicles as well as non-technical training focusing more on management and administrative activities related to body shop and repair operations.

Key elements of the program include training preparation technicians and paint technicians on the use of AkzoNobel Car Refinishes systems applied to KIA vehicles and the training on front and back office processes and body shop management to improve productivity and profitability. Car Refinishes will also be providing KIA with a body shop manual that will serve as a reference for both technical and non-technical aspects of shop operations.

“Akzo Nobel was chosen because they are the global coatings leader with proven technology, excellent services and subsidiaries or sales offices in all major countries,” said C.S. Sang, director for KIA’s overseas service group. “We look forward to working together for our mutual benefit.”

For more information, visit www.akzonobelcarrefinishes.net.

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