Benarx Solutions design, produce and deliver a range of engineering services and prefabricated product solutions including Benarx boxes and panel systems fabricated using AkzoNobel’s leading Chartek products. The new global distribution agreement allows AkzoNobel to combine their wet-applied fire protection portfolio with Benarx’s dry fit passive fire protection solutions for the oil and gas industry.
Gerard de Vries, Business Director North Europe, Protective Coatings said: “I am delighted we have signed the agreement with Benarx Solutions AS. It represents a fantastic opportunity to offer more to our customers and provide innovative solutions on complex projects.
“Where conditions do not lend themselves to wet application of fire protection or traditional methods are restricted, prefabricated epoxy panel systems are the answer. Benarx’s innovative products are manufactured with our leading Chartek products which are backed by a 40 year track record, so we appreciate the quality of fire protection offered.”
Benarx Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Beerenberg Group.
Tore Angelskår, CEO Benarx Solutions said: “We believe that the market is ready for cost effective prefabricated solutions which saves critical construction time, provide consistent and durable quality due to industrialized manufacturing in a controlled environment. The Benarx dry fit epoxy solutions has been proven in hash environments from the arctic to the tropics and we are pleased to now be able to offer this through AkzoNobel’s global leadership in this market.”
The agreement underlines AkzoNobel’s ongoing commitment to investment in the industrial coatings market and the company’s strategy of investing in organic growth and innovation. AkzoNobel recently announced the acquisition of UK-based Flexcrete Technologies Ltd and an agreement to acquire French manufacturer Disa Technology (Disatech). AkzoNobel recently invested €12.6 million ($14.8M) into a new innovation hub in the UK and completed a €2.6 million ($3.05M) refurbishment of research and development facilities in Houston.
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