Developments in China
AkzoNobel started to supply its products to the China market in the late 1970s. Shortly afterwards it established five representative offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Chongqing and Guangzhou, marking its first direct presence there.
Through its rapid developments during the past three decades, AkzoNobel now has 27 manufacturing facilities, one innovation center, one service center as well as a nation-wide network of sales offices in China.
Exported products to China through distributorship.
Established representative offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Chongqing and Guangzhou.
International Paint of AkzoNobel made a Toll Manufacturing agreement.
Acquired 70% of Develing Deheer, its key distributor partner in China.
Opened AkzoNobel Changcheng Powder Coatings.
Identified China as key growth territory. Fully acquired Develing Deheer. Established AkzoNobel (Shanghai) Ltd. as a corporate service function in China.
Opened Tianjin AkzoNobel Peroxides Co., Ltd.
Opened Eka Chemicals (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
Opened AkzoNobel Car Refinishes (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
Opened AkzoNobel Coatings (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.
Opened AkzoNobel MCA (Taixing) Co., Ltd.
Opened the following plants:
AkzoNobel Coatings (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
AkzoNobel Coatings (Jiaxing) Co., Ltd.
AkzoNobel acquired ICI.
International Paint opened new factory in Suzhou.
Interpon of AkzoNobel opened new innovation center in Ningbo.