Akzo Nobel Japan GM Automotive and Aerospace Coatings visits Sri Lanka
Monday, 19 August 2013 00:00
Akzo Nobel K.K Japan General Manager, Automotive and Aerospace Coatings Sosuke Shinozaki made an official visit to Sri Lanka recently.
The objective of his visit was to rebuild and reconfirm the business relationships with local auto giants Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi being key clients under his purview. He said: “The business discussions were very successful and we are extremely happy about the response we got, we see lot of opportunities here.”
Akzo Nobel is the largest global paint and coatings company and is a leading producer of specialty chemicals. Shinozaki is in the process of seeking global potentials via strengthening business relationships with the countries in the Asian region. His recent visit covered Thailand, Malaysia and India in addition to Sri Lanka.
He further pointed out that the purpose of his visit to auto giants in the Asian Region, was to introduce Akzo Nobel’s global expertise, Akzo noted as the No: 1 coating company, and create creditability and positive impression in the minds at the management level.
Akzo Nobel’s automotive paint brand “Sikkens” is the flagship brand in the segment and it partners with most leading car manufacturers as an approved supplier leaving the factory flow.
“Akzo Nobel’s ability to tap in to its wealth of resources in terms of technology and service, being Akzo itself, amply witnessed by Shinozaki’s visit to Sri Lanka where he has shared his wealth of experience in handling key accounts of leading car manufactures like Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi,” said Akzo Nobel General Manager Automotive and Aerospace Coatings Graham Marshall, who shared his thoughts on his visit.
Shinozaki, further elaborating on the purpose of his visit said: “When it comes to the Auto paint Sikkens, not only technical part but we provide total solutions with actual results and thereby we create a positive impression of our company Akzo Nobel in the minds of our valued customers as a professional automotive paints supplier and a well established entity. We fulfil their expectations and we are competent enough to do that.”
“Demand for auto paints in Sri Lanka is on the increasing trend with the escalating registered number of vehicles in the country especially with the influx of Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian vehicles in addition to the luxury vehicles,” said Marshall adding his viewpoint on the automotive paint industry.
Sikkens is the premium brand of AkzoNobel, one of the world’s leading suppliers of paints and services for vehicle repair. Sikken’s partnership with McLaren brings together two world-class companies with equal desires to innovate and develop new coatings for the demanding world of Formula 1. These high-performance products are not only lighter, more aerodynamic, and faster drying than before, but are designed for high visual impact through the television camera.