media release

New Aerospace Facility

Akzo Nobel Aerospace Coatings (ANAC) has started construction on a new EUR 2.7 million facility in the Netherlands.

900 square meter Aerospace Color Center is being built on the north end of the existing Akzo Nobel plant in Sassenheim. It will house small batch production and color blending operations to serve the European aerospace market.

Kevin Fleetwood, ANAC general manager: “We are committed to being the number one supplier to the OEM and maintenance markets alike. Our investment in this world class facility is also an investment in the European aerospace industry.”

new center, which will accommodate the manufacture of custom color aerospace topcoats to customer specifications, will be commissioned early in the fourth quarter of 2001.

—suppliers of coatings for around every third aircraft in the world—has already constructed a similar facility in Leicester, UK.

(Released: May 4, 2001)