Our businesses

  • Decorative Paints
  • Performance Coatings
  • Specialty Chemicals

Whether our customers are professional decorators or keen DIY-ers, they want great paint that gives a great finish. We supply a huge variety of quality products for every situation and surface, including paints, lacquers and varnishes. We also offer a range of mixing machines, color concepts and training courses for the building and renovation industry, while our specialty coatings for metal, wood and other critical building materials lead the market.

The business operates three units:

Brands include Dulux, Sikkens, Flexa, Coral, Sadolin and Hammerite.

Some of our customers: Thousands of paint distributors around the world and large retail outlets such as B&Q, Leroy Merlin and OBI.

Decorative Paints 2013 revenue split per-end user segment in %

We’re a leading supplier of performance coatings with strong product technologies and brands. Our high quality products are used by customers across the world to protect and enhance everything from vessels, cars, aircrafts, yachts and architectural components (structural steel, building products, flooring) to consumer goods (mobile devices, appliances, beverage cans, furniture) and oil and gas platforms. Due to our strong product portfolio, leading technologies and extensive distribution network, we hold leading positions in the markets we serve.

The business operates four units:

Brands include International, Sikkens, Interpon and Awlgrip.

Some of our customers: Airbus, Boeing, Bosch, Dell, IKEA, Philips, Samsung, Shell, Toyota, Volkswagen, Whirlpool.

Performance Coatings 2013 revenue split per end-user segment in %

As a major producer of specialty chemicals with leadership positions in many markets, we make sure that industries worldwide are supplied with high quality ingredients and process aids for the manufacture of life’s essentials. These include products used in paints, detergents, foods, plastics, cosmetics, construction, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, electronics, agro and oilfield applications.

The business operates four units:

Brands include AkzoNobel, Dissolvine, Eka, Expancel, Jozo, Kromasil, Ecosel, Bindzil and Biostyle.

Some of our customers: BASF, Bayer, Dow, GE, Huntsman, Monsanto, P&G, Shin-Etsu, Stora Enso, Momentive, Unilever.

Specialty Chemicals 2013 revenue split per end-user segment in %