media release

Honda Approval For Car Refinishes

Akzo Nobel’s Car Refinishes business has been selected as an approved partner for the supply of paint and bodyshop services to Honda bodyshops in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The agreement—which came into effect on September 1—is the first regional approval awarded by Honda in Europe East, although Car Refinishes (CR) had already secured Honda approval in Poland.

At present, Honda mainly uses CR’s solvent-borne range in its Europe East bodyshops, but the new deal includes the entire Sikkens product range to enable Honda to focus on increasing the use of CR’s waterborne products in order to be ready for future legislation.

The agreement includes the entire services package including training, technical support, services support, bodyshop lay-out programs, bodyshop scans and a five-year paint warranty.

(Released: September 24, 2004)