€14.2 billion revenue

€1,502 million EBIT

€3.87 earnings per share

80+ countries

46,000 employees

Key regions (by 2016 revenue)
 
At a glance – Key regions by revenue (worldmap)

Whether our customers are professional decorators or keen DIY-ers, they want great paint that gives a great finish. We supply a large 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.

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Decorative Paints in 2016

Decorative Paints 2016 revenue breakdown by end-user segment
in %
Decorative Paints 2016 revenue breakdown by end-user segment (pie chart)Decorative Paints 2016 revenue breakdown by end-user segment (pie chart)

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

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

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 ships, cars, aircraft, yachts and architectural components (structural steel, building products, flooring) to consumer goods (mobile devices, appliances, beverage cans, furniture) and oil and gas facilities.

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Performance Coatings in 2016

Performance Coatings 2016 revenue breakdown by end-user segment
in %
Performance Coatings 2016 revenue breakdown by end-user segment (pie chart)Performance Coatings 2016 revenue breakdown by end-user segment (pie chart)

Brands include Awlgrip, International, Interpon and Sikkens.

Some of our customers: Airbus, Boeing, Bosch, Dell, IKEA, Mercedes-Benz, Philips, Samsung, Shell and Whirlpool.

As a major producer of specialty chemicals with leadership positions in markets such as surfactants, polymer chemistry, pulp processing and chlor-alkali, we make sure that industries worldwide are supplied with high quality ingredients and process aids for the manufacture of life’s essentials.

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Specialty Chemicals in 2016

Specialty Chemicals 2016 revenue breakdown by end-user segment
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Specialty Chemicals 2016 revenue breakdown by end-user segment (pie chart)Specialty Chemicals 2016 revenue breakdown by end-user segment (pie chart)

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

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