Driving growth and delivering for customers

Our strategic focus on long-term value creation is gathering pace as we continue to grow through strategic acquisitions, site expansions, sustainable product innovation and contributing to society.

Strategic focus on long-term value (illustration)

Acquisitions boost growth momentum

  • We acquired UK-based Flexcrete Technologies Ltd, enhancing our product offering with industry-leading concrete repair and protection products
  • An agreement was signed to acquire Disa Technology (Disatech), a French manufacturer of innovative adhesive films, which will enable us to reach new customers in key markets
Acquisitions boost growth momentum (illustration)

Expanding our capabilities around the world

Expanding our capabilities around the world (illustration)
  • Capacity for organic peroxides production was increased by 40% at our Los Reyes site in Mexico
  • A new plant was added to our existing Performance Coatings facility in São Paulo, Brazil
  • We opened a new Performance Coatings manufacturing facility in Thailand – just months after production started at our new Powder Coatings site in Chengdu, China
  • Capacity for our chelated micronutrients being expanded in Sweden
  • A new salt packing facility in Spain was completed as part of our joint venture with ICL Iberia

Leading the way in innovation

  • Our Levis premium paint brand was launched onto the professional market in China
  • Highly durable interior wall paint Sikkens Alpha Rezisto was launched across six markets in Europe
  • Powder Coatings debuted a new design app for architects, designers and specifiers
  • We expanded our research and development facilities in Houston, Texas – hot on the heels of plans for a new innovation hub in the UK
Leading the way in innovation (illustration)

Continued commitment to society

Continued commitment to society (illustration)
  • A five-year partnership with The Ocean Cleanup was announced
  • We became an official sustainability partner of the 2017/2018 Volvo Ocean Race
  • The Human Cities Coalition – founded by AkzoNobel – was officially launched with key partners
  • Work is ongoing to achieve our target of becoming carbon neutral and using 100% renewable energy by 2050
  • The painting of 100 Walls of Connection continues around the world through our partnership with MasterPeace