AkzoNobel has announced its intention to acquire French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero. The intended acquisition will strengthen AkzoNobel’s global position in aerospace coatings, notably in the structural and cabin coating sub-segments, and contribute directly towards delivering the company’s 2020 guidance. Established in 1992 and specializing in sustainable water-based and advanced eco-friendly products, Mapaero operates a production facility in France and has around 140 employees.

Eric Rumeau, President and CEO of Mapaero: “AkzoNobel’s offer is an exciting opportunity. Our activities are complementary to those of AkzoNobel and we are ideally placed to help further improve their existing portfolio and service levels. There’s clearly a strong match in the combination.”

AkzoNobel’s offer is subject to customary information and consultation procedures with Mapaero’s employee representative bodies and regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2019.

Further information: www.aerospace.akzonobel.com

Source: Akzonobel