09.02.2011

Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings GmbH

New manufacturing facility in Mexico

Felling, UK– We are pleased to announce investment in a new powder coating manufacturing plant in Apodaca, Mexico, a suburb of Monterrey.

Located five miles from the Monterrey airport, the new 85,000 square foot facility is situated in an industrial area and will include manufacturing, warehousing, research and development labs, administrative offices and a quality control laboratory.

The new site ensures the continued development of our business in Central America and we aim to more than double our powder coatings business over the next few years. The site will begin with 4 powder lines and we hope to expand eventually to 6 or 7 lines.

Production will continue at our current site in Monterrey until the new manufacturing plant is ready and fully operational, anticipated to be in Quarter 3, 2011.

Mike Cash, sBU Americas Managing Director stated: “We are very proud of the success our talented team in Mexico has achieved, and this investment is a direct reflection of the confidence our company has in the continued growth and development of our business in Mexico and Central America. The production capability of the new manufacturing plant will also enable us to continue our track record of introducing new and innovative powder coatings technologies into the Mexican and Central American markets.”