AkzoNobel opens powder coatings site in China


AkzoNobel has opened its new €11m powder coatings facility in Chengdu, Western China.

The new site will help the company meet growing product demand and also offering a wide range of powder products to its customers from automotive, construction, furniture and IT industries.

AkzoNobel Performance Coatings executive committee member Conrad Keijzer said: “The opening of our Chengdu production site will strengthen our position as the global leader and China’s largest powder coatings supplier.

“It will allow us to leverage the strong growth that we see in the western provinces of China, furthering our organic growth momentum.”

This would be AkzoNobel’s first facility in China that will use an innovative technology that allows full recycling of wastewater.

"We are going through a rapid change in Western China and that is generating more demand for our business."

AkzoNobel North Asia Powder Coatings business business director Eddie Wang said: “We are going through a rapid change in Western China and that is generating more demand for our business.

“The new Chengdu site is an important investment in the region and will enhance our support to local customers, particularly those in the automotive industry.”

The firm currently operates six powder coatings sites in the China region, while a seventh is the biggest powder coatings plant in the world and currently being constructed in Changzhou, due to open in October.

AkzoNobel currently has more than 30 production sites in total across China.


Image: AkzoNobel Performance Coatings executive committee member Conrad Keijzer. Photo: courtesy of Akzo Nobel NV.