"Importantly, our site at Sassenheim in the Netherlands is AkzoNobel's global center of excellence for color as well as the manufacture of premium topcoats for the Automotive and Aerospace business. We see a very close fit which will also support our ambitions on innovation," Schueler added.
The company is dedicated in its commitment to establishing the Houston site as the primary North America base for yacht products and creating a long term manufacturing platform. By consolidating expertise in the RD&I and Technical Support functions, the company seeks to expand the capabilities of the entire business. Concurrent with transfer of operations, all other activities will also relocate to Houston from New Jersey, including Technical Support and Customer Services.
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 50,000 people around the world are committed to delivering leading products and technologies to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing world.