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Car Refinishes Secure Major Contract

Akzo Nobel's Car Refinishes France business has secured a major contract with the massive PGA dealer group.

PGA—part of Porsche Group—runs more than 100 dealerships across France and the Netherlands for manufacturers such as Peugeot, Volkswagen, Mercedes, BMW, Citroën and Ford.

Under the new agreement, Sikkens becomes one of only two PGA-approved refinish paint brands in France and the only approved brand in the Netherlands.

“PGA invited bids from all of its paint suppliers,” explained Vincent Mondolfo, AAM and Services Manager of CR France.

“We were selected because we presented the best package in terms of products (the Sikkens Autowave system), assistance and consultancy, and because we have already developed a very good partnership with six PGA dealers in France and Nefkens/UAS in the Netherlands.”

Nineteen Peugeot and Citroën dealerships in France are already in the process of switching to Sikkens.

(Released: February 3, 2003)