media release

South American Deal Signed

Akzo Nobel’s Car Refinishes business has signed a partnership deal with DaimlerChrysler.

The contract, which was agreed recently in Brazil, means that the Sikkens and Sikkens Autocoat BT lines have become officially recommended products to the auto manufacturer’s network throughout South America, including its authorized collision repair and commercial vehicles bodyshops.

Under the agreement, Akzo Nobel will also provide training programs and technical support, adjusted to the needs of each dealer.

The DaimlerChrysler deal follows Car Refinishes’ success in Brazil with Mercedes-Benz. They are implementing a productivity improvement layout project at a dealer shop which will serve as a benchmark for the entire Mercedes-Benz network in Brazil.

(Released: April 26, 2001)