In this demanding period where much of the automotive industry is cutting costs and reducing resources, Akzo Nobel Automotive Plastics Coatings has made the decision to break ground on an 11,000 square feet of production expansion project in Pontiac, MI that will incorporate state-of-the art plastic coatings equipment and processes.
This expansion will include elements to improve overall operational efficiencies and throughput. An automotive coatings Automatic Dosing Unit (ADU) blending site will reduce batch making times, while at the same time improve the consistency and quality of the products. A new waterborne production footprint will support the growing interior waterborne coatings segment and position the production capabilities to support future waterborne exterior topcoat activities.
“This progressive investment demonstrates Akzo Nobel’s commitment to aggressively grow its North American automotive plastic coatings business,” said Conrad Keijzer, general manager, automotive plastic coatings.