The deal came into effect on Feb. 1, 2020.
Covering 44 countries, the agreement means that the company’s premium Sikkens and Lesonal brands are now approved for paint repairs of BMW and Mini passenger cars at authorized dealers, repairers, importers and national BMW Group branches.
“We believe Sikkens and Lesonal are the perfect matches to further enhance the customer service offer and efficiency of the BMW network,” said Patrick Bourguignon, managing director of AkzoNobel’s Automotive and Specialty Coatings business.
“We’re excited to bring our premium brands and business services to a new audience,” added Jörg Anders, global key account director of AkzoNobel’s Vehicle Refinish and Automotive business. “Across 44 countries, body shops will benefit from class-leading vehicle refinish systems featuring our innovative and sustainable products and leading digital color tools.”
As well as offering coatings, AkzoNobel leads the development of innovative digital color tools.
With Mixit, the company offers a cloud-based color retrieval application that gives instant access to more than 2 million color formulas.
In combination with the compact handheld spectrophotometer Automatchic any paint job can be done faster, more accurately and with less waste.
Customers also have the opportunity to benefit from a premium service which can enhance the business performance of their organizations. With Carbeat, AkzoNobel offers a state-of-the-art digital body shop workflow solution which increases production management efficiency and reduces cycle times.
The countries covered by the new agreement are Albania, Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Mexico, Moldovia, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the UAE, Ukraine, Vietnam and Yemen.