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Akzo Nobel and DCR Intellectual Property form strategic alliance

April 15, 2008

Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has entered into a global strategic relationship with the newly formed DCR IP Company, LLC.
“DCR Intellectual Property has developed a unique business model which defines repeatable processes for creating maximum efficiencies within a collision repair center,” said Jim Rees global general manager, Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes. “The operating model of the business processes which they have created connect with the technological efficiencies that we have built into our Sikkens products. Additionally, the strategic approach to removing waste, consuming fewer resources and improving quality within the repair process clearly aligns with our ambition on improving sustainability.”
“Akzo Nobel is the world’s largest coatings supplier,” said Michael Giarrizzo, president and CEO, DCR IP Company, LLC. “Our first experience with them was as a customer. Their ability to innovate and execute enabled us to recognize that they were the natural partner to assist in bringing our new vision and practices to the world.”

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