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Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes Secures Partnership with Great Wall

Published on 2007-09-21. Author : SpecialChem

Sassenheim, the Netherlands -- Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes (ANCR) has secured partnership with Great Wall Motor Co.Ltd, a major Chinese car manufacturer. ANCR, a global player in paint refinish coatings, has been chosen to be Great Wall's supplier for car refinishes products on a worldwide basis. As a committed partner, ANCR will provide a wide range of paint refinish products and related service to Great Wall's franchise dealers and bodyshops.

"Great Wall has developed quickly from a Chinese car maker to a worldwide automotive supplier. To attain the high-quality and efficiency of refinishes in the after-sales market, we were looking for a reliable partner that could bring us both high quality products and dedicated services," according to Liu Jun, responsible for international trade division at Great Wall. Great Wall Motor is one of the biggest car exporters in China, exporting their products to 108 countries and regions. Great Wall has also been successful in establishing a stable international marketing network, now rapidly expanding over the globe.

About Akzo Nobel:

Akzo Nobel is a Fortune Global 500 company and is listed on both the Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ stock exchanges. It is also included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes and FTSE4Good Index. Based in the Netherlands, we are a multicultural organization serving customers throughout the world with coatings, chemicals and human and animal healthcare products. We employ around 62,000 people and conduct our activities in these four segments, with operating subsidiaries in more than 80 countries. Consolidated revenues for 2006 totaled EUR 13.7 billion. The financial results for the third quarter will be published on October, 23, 2007.

About Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes

Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes is a world leader in coatings for car repair, commercial vehicles and automotive plastic coatings. In car repair, Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes offers Sikkens as the premium brand, synonymous with quality, innovation and the highest level of service to the bodyshop, as well as a number of brands for other segments of the car repair market, such as Lesonal and Dynacoat . For commercial vehicles it offers a complete approach with the dedicated Sikkens Autocoat BT brand. Automotive Plastic Coatings are offered under the Akzo Nobel brand.

Source: Akzo Nobel

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