AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands - AkzoNobel has signed an extension to its agreement with McLaren Automotive that will see the company continue to provide high-performance coatings, working as a technical partner.

The two parties - who first began the collaboration five years ago - will continue to work together to develop and create the colors for the range of McLaren models in the Super Series and Ultimate Series of road cars, as well as the newly launched Sports Series.

Commenting on the announcement, Conrad Keijzer, AkzoNobel's Executive Committee member responsible for Performance Coatings, said, "We are delighted to extend our technical partnership with McLaren Automotive. Both companies share a passion and commitment to customer service and innovation, and we are looking forward to seeing the results of our collaboration on the latest series of McLaren cars."

AkzoNobel also recently extended a supplier partnership with McLaren Racing, which first began in 2008.