Automotive and Specialty Coatings
key developments 2016

  • Volumes increased for both Automotive Coatings and Specialty Coatings in most regions
  • We supplied a leading smartphone OEM with an anodized look coating and gained a strong position in functional coatings used to improve the operation of mobile devices
  • Our leading position in the aerospace market improved as we gained a stronger position at a number of key global commercial airlines
  • A mobile version of our boat painting guide was launched to help IT savvy do-it-yourself customers paint their own boats
  • Vehicle Refinishes (VR) successfully converted many customers to advanced digital color tools for the color search process. Customers are now better positioned to handle the ever-increasing color demand complexity they face when repairing cars
  • We are now specified to provide coatings to key suppliers of a number of well-known automotive brands for their new car models
  • VR strengthened the brand proposition of its mid-market Wanda and Dynacoat brands to fully capture growth opportunities, especially in developing economies
  • The new Autocoat BT topcoat color platform was rolled out to further grow our position in the commercial vehicles segment

Some of our customers

  • Airbus
  • BBG
  • Boeing
  • Dell
  • General Motors
  • Gold Coast Marine
  • HP
  • Leonardo
  • Plastic Omnium
  • Samsung

Top raw materials

  • Acrylic resins
  • Effect pigments
  • Ester solvents
  • Isocyanates

Key cost drivers

  • Metals, base chemicals prices
  • Oil, energy prices