Dutch AkzoNobel opens centralised hub for Asia ops in Singapore

02 November 2012 05:10  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--AkzoNobel has opened a centralised hub in Singapore that will support its growth strategies across Asia and beyond, the Netherlands-headquartered coatings and specialty chemicals group said on Friday.

Dubbed the AkzoNobel House, the Singapore hub will also house the group’s new global decorative paints exterior wall expertise centre and will comprise a team of more than 200 personnel, the company said in a statement.

“AkzoNobel House includes several RD&I [research development and innovation] laboratories in a single location to support business growth in Asia including driving new product innovation. These laboratories are for the decorative paints, functional chemicals and surface chemistry businesses,” it said.

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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