AMSTERDAM - AkzoNobel announced that it will create a Regional Service Center for Wood Coatings at its Warwick, Quebec, site. The facility will become the commercial headquarters for the Wood Coatings business in eastern Canada and provide local support as the business’s R&D and Technical Application Center for Canada. It is due to be fully operational by mid-2016

The facility will provide services including quick-response small-batch manufacturing, product development for the local Canadian market, custom color matching, and commercial and customer support. As previously announced, the large-scale batch manufacturing will be transferred to other AkzoNobel sites in North America, including Port Hope, Ontario.