When the total is greater than the sum of its parts
“We’re really excited about the potential to collaborate with AkzoNobel,” says Robert. “I was immediately impressed by everything from the online platform to the experts commenting on our proposal. Ever since the beginning, there’s been full engagement from the people at AkzoNobel.”
Robert notes that each partner is making an equally great contribution: “Apellix is very strong in the technology side of things while AkzoNobel is strong on the coating side. And we both share an intense interest in the data our system collects. It’s a relationship where one plus one equals more than two. It’s an amazing opportunity to accelerate our product’s entry into the world.”
Michael adds: “The experts at AkzoNobel really understand coating application and the global coatings business. Our expertise is a critical part of this partnership. We’re helping Apellix understand the quality expectations of paint application so the spray painting drone can be modified to meet those requirements. We’re also financing the development of the drone, which we’re aiming to use in a first pilot application on a large surface in the second quarter of 2020.”
Robert adds: “There’s so much to come in our collaboration, but it’s already been a very transformative experience. I’ve personally learned a lot, and it’s exciting to see our progress.”
Stick with us for this exciting journey! Stay tuned for updates as we work with Apellix and the other winning startups develop their technologies.
“It’s a relationship where one plus one equals more than two. It’s an amazing opportunity to accelerate our product’s entry into the world.” - Robert Dahlstrom, Apellix Founder and CEO