AkzoNobel and Carbon Group combined forces to open the first Cromadex Center in Cork, Ireland. The new center will offer industrial coatings customers an array of products and services. The Cork center features a salt spray and laboratory testing facility as well as a surface treatment and application facility. It will supply a wide variety of surface treatment, paint technology and plant equipment, as well as a range of coatings brands including Cromadex, Interpon, International, and Sikkens.
“The Cromadex centers offer global experience with local stock, quality brands and the flexibility, speed and efficiency we know coaters need,” said Dave Heflin, AkzoNobel GMF manager Europe West.
Cromadex is well established in the UK, with 10 Cromadex centers reaching from Glasgow to Portsmouth. Carbon Group has more than 15 years experience supplying the industrial coatings industry in Ireland.
The official opening was complemented with an open day providing visitors with information from technological advances to future proofing their businesses, as well as tours of the paint center and application area to test products and equipment.
In addition to the new facility in Cork, centers in Dublin and Belfast are scheduled to open by the end of the year.