AkzoNobel and McLaren to continue partnership

Posted on 29 Apr 2015 by The Manufacturer

AkzoNobel has signed an extension to its agreement with McLaren Automotive, which will keep the company working as a technical partner.

The two parties – which first began the collaboration five years ago – will continue to work together to develop and create the colours for the range of McLaren models in the Super Series and Ultimate Series of road cars, as well as the newly launched Sports Series.

Production of McLaren Spider.
Production of McLaren Spider.

Commenting on the announcement, Conrad Keijzer, AkzoNobel’s executive committee member responsible for Performance Coatings, said: “We are delighted to extend our technical partnership with McLaren Automotive.

“Both companies share a passion and commitment to customer service and innovation and we are looking forward to seeing the results of our collaboration on the latest series of McLaren cars.”

Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive, added: “At McLaren, we pride ourselves on the highest levels of quality at every step during the production of each of our groundbreaking models.

“We have a close relationship with each of our technical partners and suppliers to ensure every component is optimised. The relationship with AkzoNobel is key to presenting every car at its best, working together to produce a range of striking colors that showcase the models in the best possible way, but that are also true to the brand.”

AkzoNobel also recently extended a supplier partnership with McLaren Racing, which first began in 2008.