media release

Agreement Signed With RAC

Akzo Nobel's Car Refinishes UK business has become the preferred paint partner for one of the UK's leading motoring organizations.

Akzo Nobel’s Car Refinishes UK business has been appointed the preferred paint partner for RAC Accident Services.

The RAC is one of the UK’s leading motoring organizations, boasting more than six million members and providing a host of motoring services, including roadside assistance, travel information and vehicle and travel insurance.

Under the new solus partnership, CR UK will provide RAC Accident Services and its national network of authorized accident repairers with added benefits in terms of business and technical expertise.

The UK Car Refinishes business already supplies Sikkens products to more than a quarter of the UK network. As preferred paint partner, it now has the opportunity to develop further partnerships.

"RAC appointed us as preferred paint partner because it wanted to work with a paint manufacturer who would take a consultative, as opposed to sales, approach to the RAC network,” explained CR’s UK Strategic Business Manager, Mike Gibbons.

“In particular, RAC is keen for us to provide support on EPA compliance, as well as business consultancy services. There may also be further opportunities for our CV and Graphics operations to become involved with RAC fleet business."

(Released: January 18, 2002)