AkzoNobel unveils €26 Million eco-friendly manufacturing plant in Pakistan

The 25-acre site is equipped to produce a wide range of products including automotive and specialty coatings. This expansion aims to cater to the growing customer demand in various markets, the company said.

AkzoNobel has inaugurated its largest investment in Pakistan to date – a €26 million manufacturing plant in Faisalabad.

The 25-acre site is equipped to produce a wide range of products including automotive and specialty coatings. This expansion aims to cater to the growing customer demand in various markets, the company said.

In an innovative move towards sustainability, the Faisalabad facility also features a forest spanning 5,450 square feet. Planted using the Japanese Miyawaki gardening technique, the forest is home to over 1,400 native trees and shrubs and is expected to evolve into a self-sustaining ecosystem within the next two years.

“Our investment in this greenfield site reaffirms our commitment to grow in Pakistan,” says Mubbasher Omar, CEO of Akzo Nobel Pakistan Limited. “It will fuel our ambition to diversify with sustainable innovations and enter new segments in the domestic market, while also providing new opportunities to delight customers beyond Pakistan.”

The plant, which provides employment to nearly 200 people, has been designed in accordance with AkzoNobel’s stringent environmental standards. It boasts several sustainability features, including renewable energy generation and energy-efficient design.

“We’ve also integrated agile manufacturing to accommodate future expansion in production volumes, thereby allowing AkzoNobel to be more competitive in the market,” said Omar. “It’s the next step in continuing to build on the company’s 60-year track record of delighting paints and coatings customers in Pakistan with world class solutions.”

The inauguration ceremony saw the presence of distinguished guests, including Henny de Vries, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Pakistan, highlighting the significance of this investment in strengthening bilateral ties and contributing to the economic growth of the region.


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