SASSENHEIM/ABINGDON - Akzo Nobel in the UK has been selected as an approved partner for the supply of paint and related services to the Honda (UK) Bodyshop Programme. The agreement, effective September 1, 2005, means Akzo Nobel's Sikkens products will now be available to all of the bodyshops in the Honda Bodyshop Programme across the UK, covering 210 Honda dealers.

In addition to the use of Sikkens market-leading paints, Honda bodyshops will be able to benefit from the full range of Sikkens services. Designed to help bodyshops improve profitability, these services include technical support, training, consultancy and work provision.