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Akzo Nobel launches ‘beyond paint’ initiative

PRESSRELEASE: Akzo Nobel has launched a new business which manages the repair cycle of a car from the moment it is damaged until such time that it is ready to be returned to the owner.

Akzo Nobel has launched a new business which manages the repair cycle of a car from the moment it is damaged until such time that it is ready to be returned to the owner.

The new business – headquartered in the Netherlands and active in most countries in Europe and North America – brings benefits to all parties involved in the repair cycle by removing unnecessary costs from the total value chain.

Rudy van der Meer, Member of Akzo Nobel’s Board of Management responsible for Coatings, explains: “The establishment of Nobilas is clear proof of the importance we have always given to developing innovative services that enable our partners to do their work more efficiently and profitably. Nobilas has the potential to become the leading provider of effective solutions in all areas of accident management services.”

Adds Cor de Grauw, General Manager of Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes: “Because of Akzo Nobel’s extensive knowledge in the car repair and automotive industry, as well as some very successful accident management businesses we have initiated in the past, we saw an opportunity to connect all parties involved in the accident management process. In order to operate as a separate company which has its core focus on generating an efficient value chain, we decided to establish Nobilas.”

“Nobilas works with highly professional staff, using the latest technology solutions and an extensive network of best-in-class body repair shops,” continues De Grauw. “The staff is formed by a multidisciplinary team of specialists who where carefully selected from the international fleet, lease and insurance markets. We are now in the process of establishing strategic agreements with several global partners.”

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