AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – AkzoNobel has opened a new site for the manufacture and sale of protective coatings in Suzhou, China, about 80 kilometers west of Shanghai.

Leif Darner, the AkzoNobel Board of Management member responsible for Performance Coatings, noted that AkzoNobel has had a strong presence in China since the late 1980s and continues to expand its operations there.