Automotive and Specialty Coatings
key developments 2015

  • Revenue was up 7 percent, driven by favorable price/mix, with currencies also offsetting lower volumes
  • In Vehicle Refinishes, we launched Automatchic Vision, an innovative color measurement device which improves right-first-time color matching
  • We established strong partnerships with leading bodyshop groups across the globe to expand our position in this growing segment
  • Our UV curing product proposition was completed, enhanching our position in terms of rapid repair and energy efficiency
  • In Specialty Coatings, our Aerodur technology was selected as the exclusive basecoat/ clear coat by one of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers
  • Specialty Coatings’ champagne gold was selected by a major computer technology manufacturer to enhance the aesthetics of their products
  • We won business with a large airline with our chrome-free paint system for commercial fleet maintenance

Some of our customers

  • Airbus
  • Amazon
  • Boeing
  • Dell
  • Etihad Airways
  • Geely
  • General Motors
  • HP
  • Hyundai
  • Samsung
  • Toyota

Top raw materials

  • Pigments
  • Acrylic resins
  • Acrylic dispersions

Key cost drivers

  • Metals, base chemicals prices
  • Oil, energy prices