21 November 2013 17:14 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--AkzoNobel's coil coatings production at sites in Gamleby, Sweden and Nuremburg, Germany will cease by the end of 2015, the Netherlands-headquartered coatings and chemicals producer said on Thursday.
AkzoNobel said it will focus coil coatings production in Europe on plants in Malmo, Sweden, Lipetsk, Russia and Hilden in Germany. The transfer of operations will start in early 2014.
“Around 280 employees will be affected, with the company planning to transfer and hire additional people in Hilden, Malmo and Lipetsk,” AkzoNobel said.
European coil coatings development work will be centralised in Malmo, it added.
Coil coating is an automated, continuous process for coating metal parts used in buildings and consumer goods before fabrication.
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