“This experience is a great example of AkzoNobel’s deeply rooted culture of innovation,” says Anton. “I submitted an idea that quickly turned into a global project with a dedicated team. The solution is completely new for the company, and seven months later we’re ready to launch and scale up.”
He adds: “When it comes to my day-to-day work for the company, even though my department is small and niche, what we do really adds value to our customers. In addition to the adhesives, we also offer state-of-the-art machinery and software systems that optimize production. None of our competitors offer this – that might be why we’re industry leaders!
“The economist Theodore Levitt said: ‘Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.’ Here at AkzoNobel, you’re encouraged to do both.”