AkzoNobel recently announced that Honda Motor Europe has extended its partnership with AkzoNobel Performance Coatings, reportedly strengthening the company’s position as one of two preferred suppliers of vehicle refinishes to Honda dealerships and approved bodyshops in Europe.

The new five-year contract runs until March 2019 and will cover the supply and support of AkzoNobel’s Sikkens and Lesonal brands.

“Strong partnerships with leading suppliers are more important than ever,” said Neil Read, global key account manager for AkzoNobel’s Vehicle Refinishes business. “AkzoNobel has worked closely with Honda in some of its key markets for many years, and we're delighted that our relationship will continue.”

He said that Honda selected AkzoNobel because of its product performance and network management, particularly in the area of training bodyshop personnel. “Our training will reinforce best practice, express repair and a ‘right-first-time’ approach,” Read said. “With our support, Honda, its dealers and its repairers can grow together with AkzoNobel to ensure the best possible quality of service and repair for customers.”

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