Singapore: International Paint, part of AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paints and coatings company, yesterday officially opened its new global Marine Coatings headquarters in Singapore.
Speaking at an opening ceremony for the new headquarters, Oscar Wezenbeek, director of marine coatings, said: “We have a long history of service to the industry with our origins stretching back over 120 years to our founding on the banks of the river Tyne in Newcastle, England. Headquartering our business at this time in Singapore will further enhance our global position and will facilitate the development of growing markets in Asia-Pacific. With Singapore’s owned tonnage being one of the highest in the world and with China, South Korea and Japan representing nearly 90 per cent of the world’s newbuilding capacity and China now leading in the number of dry docks and dry dockings, Asia will be an increasingly important market for us in the future.”
Located in the Tuas area of Singapore the new headquarters shares its site with International Paint’s Marine Coatings research centre.
Also unveiled at the opening of the new headquarters were two new fouling control products. [28/02/13]