AkzoNobel Podcast Reveals Need to Rethink Vehicle Refinishing
The podcast featured Michael Giarrizzo and Graham Threlfall discussing how body shops will need to operate in the future to survive.
AkzoNobel, Dave Kindig to Have Big Presence at 2022 SEMA Show
AkzoNobel and Dave Kindig, television star of Motor Trend Network’s Bitchin’ Rides show and creator of custom car company Kindig-it Design, will once again have a big presence at the SEMA Show.
AkzoNobel Appoints Gregoire Poux-Guillaume Member of Board of Management
At a recent meeting, the shareholders of Akzo Nobel N.V. appointed new CEO Gregoire Poux-Guillaume as a member of the Board of Management, effective Nov. 1, 2022.
AkzoNobel Inks Partnerships with Paint the Future Winners
Three startups who won Paint the Future awards have signed letters of intent to continue working together on sustainable business opportunities with AkzoNobel.
AkzoNobel Launches Paint the Future Startup Challenge in India
The focus of the 2022 Paint the Future regional startup challenge is discovering creative solutions to improve the digital consumer experience.
AkzoNobel Commits to Supporting Women in Collision Repair
AkzoNobel announced its ongoing commitment to be the exclusive diamond sponsor for the Women's Industry Network.
AkzoNobel Delivers 6% Revenue Growth in Q3
Other highlights include a partnership extension with Mercedes-Benz, commitment to carbon reduction and more.
AkzoNobel’s Michelle Sullivan Appointed U.S. Sales Director
AkzoNobel announced that Michelle Sullivan has been appointed sales director for its Vehicle Refinish (VR) US-East Region effective Aug. 1, 2021.
AkzoNobel, Mercedes Extend Partnership in China and Indonesia
AkzoNobel will continue to be a recommended supplier of vehicle refinish products and services in China and a preferred partner in Indonesia.
AkzoNobel Launches Paint the Future's Global Startup Challenge
Led by AkzoNobel and powered by thousands of connections around the world, Paint the Future has become the industry’s largest collaborative innovation ecosystem.
AkzoNobel Becomes Official Supplier to Tour de France
The three-year partnership will see the company offer support through its extensive portfolio of pace-setting brands, as well as creating opportunities to engage in projects with local communities.
AkzoNobel Receives Top Employer Recertification in Five Markets
AkzoNobel announced it has received Top Employer recertification in five key markets: the UK, China, Brazil, the U.S. and the Netherlands.
AkzoNobel Named New Vendor of the Year by Advance Auto Parts
AkzoNobel received the award for showing the highest level of commitment to training, sales support, marketing support and advancing market share than any vendor in their product category in Advance history.
AkzoNobel Hosts First Virtual North American Performance Group Meeting
Acoat Selected North American Performance Groups are aimed at enhancing the performance of the individuals and businesses represented through a mutually beneficial exchange of information, success stories and advice.
AkzoNobel Appoints New Leader of Automotive and Specialty Coatings in the Americas
AkzoNobel has announced the appointment of John Griffin to the position of regional commercial director for Automotive and Specialty Coatings in the Americas, effective Aug. 1, 2020.
AkzoNobel Once Again Coats the McLaren Formula 1 Car
AkzoNobel announced that it has once again supplied the hi-tech coatings technology for the MCL35, McLaren Racing’s 2020 Formula 1 car.
AkzoNobel Unveils New Coating System for 2019 McLaren Formula 1 Team
For the 2019 season, McLaren and AkzoNobel have worked together to develop new, technologically advanced coatings features designed to specially modify the surface characteristics of the MCL34 race car.
AkzoNobel Remembers Longtime Employee Dave Smith
Smith, who passed away on May 28, 2018, began his career with AkzoNobel in 1993 and played key roles throughout the North American Automotive & Specialty Coatings sales organization, distribution network and collision repair businesses.
AkzoNobel's Largest Powder Coatings Plant Opens in China
The facility – one of the largest of its kind in the world – is located at an existing site and will help to further strengthen the company's global leadership position in the powder coatings market.
Mercedes-Benz Chooses AkzoNobel as Recommended Supplier for Automotive Refinishes in China
The agreement, which follows extensive analysis and tests on AkzoNobel’s products and business processes, means the company has become a certified supplier of vehicle refinishes to more than 50 automotive companies in China over the last 20 years.
AkzoNobel to Divest Specialty Chemicals Unit
AkzoNobel announced the sale of 100 percent of its Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and GIC for an enterprise value of €10.1 billion ($12.5 billion).
AkzoNobel Recaps 2017 Financial Results, Business Highlights in Digital Report
The report provides, among other things, details about the company’s new strategy and separation into two businesses: Paints and Coatings, and Specialty Chemicals.
AkzoNobel’s Heavy-Duty 20 Group to Co-locate with HD Repair Forum
The HD Repair Forum (HDRF) announced that AkzoNobel has confirmed they will host their spring 20 Group meeting the week of April 9, in ￼conjunction with the HD Repair Forum at the Fort Worth Hilton.
AkzoNobel Sikkens Acoat Selected North American Summer Conference Celebrates Milestones
The Atlanta conference, which celebrated the 40th anniversary of the AkzoNobel Acoat Selected network of premium body shops globally and 25th anniversary in North America, brought together more than 200 attendees representing over 100 collision repairers and dozens of distributors of AkzoNobel products.
AkzoNobel Receives Approval from American Honda and Acura for All Warranty Repair in the US
AkzoNobel and its brands Sikkens and Lesonal have been named approved paint lines to be used by anyone performing paint repairs paid for by American Honda.
AkzoNobel Names Thierry Vanlancker Future Head of Specialty Chemicals
Vanlancker will succeed Werner Fuhrmann, who has decided to retire from the company next year after 37 years of service.
AkzoNobel Joins Industry Leaders for 2016 NACE | CARS Panel Discussion on Sustainability
This program marked a milestone in the road to bringing awareness and entrenching sustainability and sustainable business practices into the collision repair industry.
Human Power Team Aims to Break Records with the Help of AkzoNobel
Hopes of a swift return to world-best ranking for Human Power Team (HPT), Delft and Amsterdam have been boosted by confirmation that AkzoNobel’s Vehicle Refinishes business has renewed its sponsorship.
AkzoNobel First to Enter 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race
Paint manufacturer joins forces with Dutch sailor Simeon Tienpont to form team AkzoNobel, with the goal of winning the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race safely and sustainably.
AkzoNobel Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Acoat Selected Body Shop Network
AkzoNobel pioneered the idea of a premium body shop network in the 1970s when it established Acoat Selected as a business improvement program for customers of Sikkens.
AkzoNobel Confirms Offer to Acquire BASF's Industrial Coatings Business
The business supplies products for a number of end uses, including coil, furniture foil and panel coatings, wind energy and general industry, and commercial transport.
AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes Reveals 2016 Distributor Council
The Distributor Council is a legacy activity of Vehicle Refinishes that spans its 30-year history in North America.
AkzoNobel Launches New Wanda Waterborne Basecoat System
Wandabase WB Plus is a state-of-the-art waterborne basecoat system with superior coverage and control and industry-leading color accuracy.
AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes Launches New Sikkens Clearcoat
Containing unique, hyper-cure resin technology, Autoclear Xpress covers in 1.5 coats with no flash in between, is out of dust in as little as 10 minutes and can be polished in 50 minutes.
AkzoNobel Launches Connect Digital Tool
The API facilitates the exchange of data between AkzoNobel’s digital applications such as Carbeat and MIXIT.
AkzoNobel Combines Digital Tools to Improve Color-Matching
The new offering combines the company's Automatchic hand-held spectrophotometer with its MIXIT digital color retrieval technology.
AkzoNobel Releases MIXIT Color Web Application
Application provides a quick and easy way for body shops to find the color they want, using a search function that fits all possible keywords, in any language, and even includes suggestions.
AkzoNobel Introduces U-TECH E250 Direct-to-Metal Epoxy Primer
As a high-solid, low-VOC, HAPs-compliant DTM epoxy primer, U-TECH E250 is versatile for direct use over multiple substrates, including galvanized steel, blasted steel, aluminum, body filler and existing finishes.
AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes Launches U-Base for U-TECH Basecoat System
Two-component polyurethane basecoat system replaces the Polybase and Polybase Plus systems.
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