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McLaren extends technical relationship with AkzoNobel

McLaren Automotive has signed an extension to its technical relationship with leading paint specialists AkzoNobel. The agreement, now entering in its fifth year, will see the Dutch firm continue to provide high performance coatings and paint solutions to McLaren Automotive, working as a technical partner.


Through cutting-edge technology and technical expertise, this relationship will see AkzoNobel collaborating with McLaren Automotive to develop and create the colours for the range of McLaren models in the Super Series, Ultimate Series and soon-to-be-launched Sports Series.

Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive, commented:‘At McLaren, we pride ourselves on the highest levels of quality at every step during the production of each of our groundbreaking models. We have a close relationship with each of our technical partners and suppliers to ensure every component is optimised. The relationship with AkzoNobel  is key to presenting every car in the best possible way, working together to produce a range of striking colours that showcase the models in the best possible way, but that are also true to the brand.

‘The relationship with AkzoNobel is a very strong fit with McLaren Automotive, with both companies pushing the boundaries of what is possible, and with a shared pursuit of perfection. Every car produced by McLaren is painted by hand to ensure that the quality and finish is of the exacting standards our customers have come to expect.’

Conrad Keijzer, AkzoNobel’s Executive Committee member responsible for Performance Coatings, added: ’We are delighted to extend our technical partnership with McLaren Automotive. Both companies share a passion and commitment to customer service and innovation and we are looking forward to seeing the results of our collaboration on the latest series of McLaren cars.’