VANTAA, Finland - Tikkurila, which is responsible for Kemira’s paints and coatings business, is building a logistics and customer service center in Moscow. The center will allow Tikkurila to take advantage of strong growth and increasing demand in Russia. The investment will total approximately €20 million. The center will be built in Mytish, Moscow, and is due to be opened in the summer of 2008.

Tikkurila has been exporting paints and coatings to Russia for decades under the Tikkurila brand name. The company also has six paint factories in Russia. These products are sold under brands such as Finncolor and Teks. The center will also include facilities for comprehensive customer training.