AkzoNobel acquires Colourland Paints to strengthen Malaysia ops

November 07, 2018 | 17:06
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Holding Colourland Paints Sdn., Bhd. and Colourland Paints (Marketing) Sdn., Bhd. (collectively “Colourland Paints”) will help AkzoNobel to strengthen its paints and coatings businesses in Malaysia.
akzonobel acquires colourland paints to strengthen malaysia ops
Colourland Paints will strengthen AkzoNobel's paints and coatings business in Malaysia

AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company, has announced the acquisition of 100 per cent shares in Colourland Paints, a home-grown paints and coatings manufacturer widely distributed across Malaysia.

The acquisition of Colourland Paints will bring a well-loved local brand to complement AkzoNobel’s global portfolio. This purchase will also better serve the needs of customers and provide better customer experience through an expanded product portfolio and distribution network.

“As a leading global paints and coatings company we are proud to add the well-established brands and expertise of Colourland Paints to our business,” said AkzoNobel CEO Thierry Vanlancker. “We are looking forward to unlocking the value it will bring and increasing our footprint in this fast-growing region.”

Commenting on the acquisition, managing director of AkzoNobel Decorative Paints, Southeast & South Asia, Middle East, Oscar Wezeenbek said, “The acquisition of Colourland Paints marks another milestone in ensuring that we continue to deliver the best brand and customer experience. The combination of global and local expertise is an excellent strategic fit and will accelerate our development and further build our strong market position in Malaysia.”

The transaction includes all relevant technologies, patents, trademarks, and assets of Colourland Paints.

akzonobel acquires colourland paints to strengthen malaysia ops
Colourland Paints' products

Khoo Sue Khek, managing director of Colourland Paints Sdn., Bhd., said, “Since our establishment in 1999, Colourland Paints has been widely accepted as a symbol of quality and reliability across local and export markets in the region. Given the positive track record that AkzoNobel has earned over the years, we are honoured to hand over the keys to our doors to one of the biggest, most established paints and coatings manufacturer in the world. With that, we also hope that our customers will benefit from the combined expertise and product offerings.”

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. They are experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in colour and protection since 1792. The company’s world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens, and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, AkzoNobel operates in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services customers expect.

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