October 1, 2013
AkzoNobel has finalized the €260 million divestment of its Building Adhesives business to Sika AG. The deal was announced on August 8, 2013.
Under the terms of the deal, all of Building Adhesives` approximately 550 employees have transferred to the new owners, along with the business` two manufacturing facilities in Rosendahl (Germany) and Damville (France) and its products and brands.
The sale of Building Adhesives is in line with the strategic review of the business` fit within AkzoNobel`s portfolio, whereby the focus of the Decorative Paints business is on the strong strategic paints positions we have in Europe and the growth markets of Asia and South America.
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