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More Success For Sikkens

The Car Refinishes business run by Akzo Nobel's Coatings group has secured more approval agreements for its Sikkens brand with some of the world's top car manufacturers.

Akzo Nobel’s Car Refinishes business is continuing to forge important partnerships with some of the world’s top car manufacturers.

Not only has the South American arm of the business won its first approved supplier contract with Hyundai and Subaru in Brazil, but the Greek operation has also signed a commercial agreement with Toyota Hellas, the local Toyota importer.

Under the terms of the South American deal, Sikkens refinish products are now the only paint products recommended for use in Brazil’s 53 Hyundai and 15 Subaru dealerships and authorized bodyshops.

The Greek deal, meanwhile, means that Toyota Hellas will recommend Sikkens products to its dealer network and Akzo Nobel CR Greece will offer technical support.

Car Refinishes also clinched its first global recommendation recently after securing a contract with Volkswagen AG on the worldwide approval of its Sikkens paint products and services.

(Released: December 19, 2001)