AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has completed an expansion for producing powder coatings at its Como, Italy site. According to the company, the site is now the company’s largest, and will help secure supply to customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

According to the company, four new manufacturing lines are now operational following the €21 million project – two dedicated to automotive primers and two to architectural coatings. New bonding equipment lines have also been added.

“Increasing our capabilities in Como is a significant milestone which supports our ambition to create safety of supply for our customers,” said Sanal Limoncuoglu, commercial director of AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business in South and East Europe and Middle East Africa. “We’re now well equipped to serve all our customers in the EMEA region with highly efficient lines that are state-of-the-art in terms of consistency and quality.”