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Car Refinishes Clinches Brazilian Deal

Akzo Nobel’s Car Refinishes business has signed an agreement with Brazil’s Mega Tintas for the distribution of Sikkens Autocoat BT paint and paint shop related services for the commercial vehicles market.

Akzo Nobel’s Car Refinishes business has signed an agreement with Brazil’s Mega Tintas for the distribution of Sikkens Autocoat BT paint and paint shop related services for the commercial vehicles market.

Mega Tintas specializes in the sale of commercial vehicles paint and is a major distributor in Rio de Janeiro, representing 80 percent of the regional market share.

After a period of testing Car Refinishes’ Sikkens Autocoat BT products, Mega Tintas decided to select Akzo Nobel as its new paint supplier and announced the partnership at a recent trade fair.

“We have evaluated the products at our dedicated Mix Station and at several customers in Rio de Janeiro,” explained Mega Tintas general manager, Edmilson Burgues.

“Tests have proven that the high level of gloss and the hiding power of the Sikkens Autocoat BT products result in the reduction of labor time and increased throughput, leading to paint shop profitability for our commercial vehicles customers.”

Added Jaap Kuiper, Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes’ regional manager for South America: “We are very pleased that Mega Tintas has recognized the Sikkens Autocoat BT product range. This new agreement represents an important opportunity for our company to deliver the best possible service to our commercial vehicle customers.”

(Released: March 8, 2005)

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