AkzoNobel headquarters
Media release

AkzoNobel takes step towards optimizing its industrial footprint

May 23, 2024


AkzoNobel has announced the intention to close the manufacturing sites of Groot-Ammers (The Netherlands), Cork (Ireland) and Lusaka (Zambia) and transfer the production to other locations in the region. This intention is the first part of a multi-year industrial efficiency plan to be fully finalized by the end of 2026.

The intended site closures align with AkzoNobel's strategic priorities and its commitment to industrial excellence. By focusing on units with scale and higher cost efficiencies, AkzoNobel aims to rationalize, upgrade and optimize its industrial network to improve competitiveness and drive sustainable growth.

The related social partners have been informed about the intended closures and next steps. Finalization will follow after the usual consultation process with employees and local social partners.

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Since 1792, we’ve been supplying the innovative paints and coatings that help to color people’s lives and protect what matters most. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and use our expertise to sustain and enhance everyday life. Because we believe every surface is an opportunity. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering and long-established paints company that’s dedicated to providing sustainable solutions and preserving the best of what we have today – while creating an even better tomorrow. Let’s paint the future together.

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