Akzonobel Paints partners with Ideal Motors

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AkzoNobel Paints Lanka is the supplier of world-renowned automotive paint ‘Sikkens’ to the newly opened Ideal Motors ‘Body Shop’ at Kandawala Road, Ratmalana. Commenting on the new partnership AkzoNobel Paints Lanka Automotive and Aerospace Coatings General Manager Graham Marshall said that being the largest paints coating company in the world, AkzoNobelPaints would share Sikkens global pool of technological expertise in the industry with Ideal Motors, in addition to supplying paints. AkzoNobel has already acquired OEM approval from Mahindra-India and currently is in the process of implementing similar services experienced by the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), locally. The new workshop which was opened by Ideal Group’s Deputy Chairman, Aravinda De Silva, will handle vehicle repairs related to motor accidents of Mahindra XUV 500, Scorpio, Bolero, Maximo and other brands. Ideal Group is the sole agent in Sri Lanka for Mahindra SUVs, commercial vehicles and two-wheelers, and Cherry cars. Sikkens Mixing Machine installed by AkzoNobel Paints at the new workshop will facilitate customers by providing long lasting quality repairs on time. For the first time in Sri Lanka the latest online software introduced by Sikkens ‘Mix it Pro’ will ensure perfect colour matching and inventory management. AkzoNobel Paints is the largest coatings company in the world and the world’s leading suppliers of paints and services for vehicle refinishing, OEM commercial vehicles, and automotive. AkzoNobel Paints also creates coatings for car body refinishing/recoating to body shops, distributors, fleet owners, automotive suppliers, and major bus and truck producers. The company’s Brand Portfolio includes leading brands such as Sikkens, Lesonal, Dynacoat, Wanda, Autocoat BT and Soliant. AkzoNobel operates in more than 80 countries and offers outstanding customer service, top-notch training, full technical and logistical support, and detailed local knowledge. It owns more than 40 ATC (Automotive Training Centres), Colour formulas for more than 40,000 colours with more than 40,000 mixing machines installed. AkzoNobel has been awarded with QS9000, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949, and OHSAS 18001 certifications.