AkzoNobel invest £100 million in paint factory in Northumberland

AkzoNobel to invest £100 million in paint factory in Northumberland

1:39 AM, 24th February 2012
AkzoNobel to invest £100 million in paint factory in Northumberland

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: AkzoNobel’s plans for a £100million pound paint factory in Northumberland have been approved. The company said its site in Ashington would be one of the biggest manufacturing investments in the region in recent years. Construction will begin later this year and the factory is expected to open in late 2014, after the closing of its Prudhoe site. It will house the firm’s UK decorative paints manufacturing operations, currently based in Slough.

The staff in Slough and Prudhoe would relocate to the new site and would be given training and development opportunities. Slough will remain the company’s headquarters for UK decorative paints marketing, research and development. “This investment highlights the importance of the north-east to AkzoNobel’s operations, placing the region at the heart of our UK manufacturing business for the long term,” said Guy Williams, Director, AkzoNobel, UK.

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