Expansion of Powder Coatings Activities in Italy Announced by Akzo Nobel

Akzo Nobel Coatings is investing €12 million in its powder coatings facility in Cernobbio, Italy, as part of an expansion plan to double powder production capacity. Italy is the largest powder coatings producing country in Europe and the second largest in the world after the US. The investment will make the Cernobbio plant the largest single production unit for thermosetting powder coatings globally. The company has also purchased land adjacent to the site to provide space for manufacturing expansion. The investment will help meet increasing demand from Eastern European countries and improve response times to orders.

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