Akzo Nobel Coatings, which already operates six production sites in China, employs more than 1,600 people in China. The company said its sales in the market rose to more than E200 million in 2002, stemming from organic growth and selective acquisitions.
l RPM International, Inc. has opened RPM Europe SA, its new European development office, in Waterloo, Belgium. The Medina, OH-based company will use the location to provide marketing support to all non-European RPM companies in their efforts to increase market presence in the region. Ulf S. Eriksson will serve as president and Anthony Biela will serve as vice president of administration of RPM Europe SA.