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Nippon Paint Marine Coatings and Wilckens Farben form new jv for European sales

Nippon Paint Marine Coatings and Wilckens Farben form new jv for European sales
Nippon Paint Marine Coatings of Kobe, Japan, and Wilckens Farben of Glückstadt, Germany have formed a joint venture Nippon Paint Marine (Europe). Both have been working together in the marine paint market for the last  ten years.

The company will be based in Glückstadt/Elbe near Hamburg and will be responsible for all of Nippon Paint’s marine sales activity in Europe and Turkey.

With around 35 experienced marine coating sales professionals based all over the continent as well as a dedicated team of coating advisors the new company will ensure the continuity of both companies track record of success, technical innovation and service.

'Our unique and advanced coating systems have already been used to satisfy some of the world’s most reputable and well known customers. Now, as we have joined our forces in Europe, we are sure that we can expand our activities and become a major marine paint supplier also in Europe,' states Michel Wilckens, the new managing director of the company. 'Our customers in Europe can only benefit from this new set-up and from the strengthening of our position within the Nippon Paint Marine network.'

Yoshiaki Kuroda, president of Nippon Paint Marine states: 'We look forward to welcoming new European customers to discover the technical advantages of Nippon Paint’s world-leading technology.'

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