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New Coatings Operation Clinches Contract

Akzo Nobel’s new commercial vehicle operation has clinched a paint supply contract worth an estimated GBP 500,000 (EUR 796,000) per year.

Akzo Nobel CT Coatings, part of the company’s Car Refinishes business, announced the deal with Europe’s leading refrigerated trailer manufacturer, Schmitz Cargobull, after the recent Commercial Vehicle Show held in Birmingham, UK.

It was the first time the new operation—formed after Akzo Nobel acquired Mason’s Transport Coatings business last year—had attended a major trade event as a united force. The new set-up also includes a graphics and vehicle image management team.

The contract, which follows hard on the heels of a multi-million pound relivery deal with Hanson, involves the supply of Sikkens (Autocoat BT 601) and Mason commercial vehicle paint products to Schmitz Cargobull’s UK factories.

“We believe that as the world’s biggest paint company, Akzo Nobel has the resources and expertise to provide us with technically superior products and first class service,” said Schmitz Cargobull’s technical director, Derek Skinner.

More than 20,000 people visited the three-day show, which is Europe’s largest road transport event.

(Released: April 11, 2001)