ARNHEM, The Netherlands — Akzo Nobel Coatings has acquired the vehicle-refinishes business of MAC Specialty Coatings in the United States in a transaction that includes the U-Tech product line for the fleet, truck and bus markets. Akzo Nobel has distributed the U-Tech products exclusively since March 1999. Financial details of the purchase were not disclosed.

The acquisition “strengthens Akzo Nobel’s overall position in the U.S. market for vehicle refinishes” and gives the company a broader range of refinish products, said Rudy van der Meer, member of Akzo Nobel’s Board of Management responsible for coatings. The company’s other refinish products carry the Sikkens and Lesonal brand names.

MAC Specialty Coatings is a privately held company based in Carneys Point, NJ.