Located in Al Quoz, the center houses the most cutting-edge industry equipment for businesses in wet paint and powder where manual application is applicable. It will particularly appeal to automotive and aerospace industry stakeholders, who can gain first-hand knowledge about the latest coatings processes and systems. With the region witnessing positive growth in both the automotive and aviation sectors, the facility will build industry standards and support its customers in overcoming challenges in the workplace relating to the choice and application of paints and coatings.
McLaren, the global automotive technology company behind the world famous motor racing team and luxury sports and super cars, will have its first training at the center this month. This builds on its existing partnership with AkzoNobel, which resulted in the development – in conjunction with the McLaren-Honda team – of the Tarocco Orange livery for the 2017 MCL32 racing car. McLaren Automotive, the largest part of the McLaren Group, continues to leverage AkzoNobel’s color expertise and technology to create striking colors for its customers that also offer high performance.
Due to be fully operational by the end of the year, the new AkzoNobel Application Training Center further supports the company’s focus on research and development, with over €363 million invested in R&D globally last year. The company has more than 3,000 scientists around the world, who drive innovation through an expanding portfolio of sustainable products.