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Akzo Nobel N.V.
Image:AkzoNobellogo.gif
Type Public (Euronext: AKZ)
NASDAQ: AKZOY)
Founded 1994
Location Arnhem, the Netherlands
Key people Hans Wijers, CEO
Industry chemicals
coatings
healthcare
Products Industrial chemicals
Sikkens, International
Crown, Interpon
contraceptives
antidepressants
Revenue EUR 12.9 billion
Employees 62,000
Website www.akzonobel.com

Akzo Nobel is a multinational company, active in the fields of healthcare products, coatings and chemicals. Headquartered in Arnhem, the Netherlands, the company has activities in more than 80 countries, and employs approximately 62,000 people. Sales in 2004 were EUR 12.9 billion, of which 25% in Pharma products, 41% in Coatings, and 34% in Chemicals products. Akzo Nobel logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Euronext N.V. is a pan-European stock exchange with subsidiaries in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom. ... NASDAQ (originally an acronym for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations ) is a U.S. electronic stock exchange. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated like the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... Arnhem is a municipality and a city in the east of the Netherlands, located on the Lower Rhine, and the capital of the Gelderland province. ... Gerardus Johannes (Hans) Wijers (born 1951-01-11) is the current CEO of Akzo Nobel. ... A chemical substance is any material substance used in or obtained by a process in chemistry: A chemical compound is a substance consisting of two or more chemical elements that are chemically combined in fixed proportions. ... A coating is a covering that is applied to an object to protect it or change its appearance. ... Health care or healthcare is one of the worlds largest and fastest growing professions. ... An antidepressant is a medication designed to treat or alleviate the symptoms of clinical depression. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... This page as shown in the aol 9. ... Health care or healthcare is one of the worlds largest and fastest growing professions. ... It has been suggested that Dutch process paint be merged into this article or section. ... A chemical substance is any material substance used in or obtained by a process in chemistry: A chemical compound is a substance consisting of two or more chemical elements that are chemically combined in fixed proportions. ... Arnhem is a municipality and a city in the east of the Netherlands, located on the Lower Rhine, and the capital of the Gelderland province. ...

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Organization

Headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands
Headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands

Akzo Nobel consists of fifteen business units, with business responsibility and autonomy. For managerial purpose these cooperate in three groups, which are supported by one managerial board. Download high resolution version (827x665, 466 KB) Akzo Nobel headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands. ... Download high resolution version (827x665, 466 KB) Akzo Nobel headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands. ... Arnhem is a municipality and a city in the east of the Netherlands, located on the Lower Rhine, and the capital of the Gelderland province. ...


Board of management

Hans Wijers, as president in 2005 of the Board of Management
Hans Wijers, as president in 2005 of the Board of Management

The Board of Management (BOM) of Akzo Nobel consists of four people, viz. Chairman and CEO since 2003 Hans Wijers, CFO Rob Frohn, and members Toon Wilderbeek and Leif Darner. The board holds office on the Akzo Nobel site in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Hans Wijers, current president of the Board of Management of Akzo Nobel. ... Gerardus Johannes (Hans) Wijers (born 1951-01-11) is the current CEO of Akzo Nobel. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Gerardus Johannes (Hans) Wijers (born 1951-01-11) is the current CEO of Akzo Nobel. ... CFO is usually short for Chief Financial Officer, but may also mean: Carrier frequency offset Ceramic fiber optics Chief Fire Officer Chief of Flight Operations Conselho Federal de Odontologia (cfo. ... Arnhem is a municipality and a city in the east of the Netherlands, located on the Lower Rhine, and the capital of the Gelderland province. ...


Pharmaceuticals

The Pharma group consists of two major business units

  • Organon International for human healthcare, and
  • Intervet for animal healthcare.
  • Diosynth is a smaller organizational unit, producing some core bulk ingredients
  • Nobilon produces vaccines

At the beginning of 2006, it was announced that Akzo Nobel intents to start an initial public offering for these business units, under the name of Organon Biosciences. Organon International, Inc. ... Akzo Nobel is a multinational company active in the fields of healthcare products, coating and chemicals. ... An initial public offering (IPO) is the first sale of a corporations common shares to public investors. ...


Products developed by the Pharma businesses include contraceptives (e.g., NuvaRing®, antidepressants (e.g., Remeron SolTab®), infertility treatments (e.g., Puregon®/Follistim®) and veterinary vaccines (e.g., Nobivac ® dog and cat vaccines; Equilis horse vaccines). An antidepressant is a medication designed to treat or alleviate the symptoms of clinical depression. ... Infertility is the inability to naturally conceive a child or the inability to carry a pregnancy to term. ... Veterinary medicine is the application of medical diagnostic and therapeutic principles to companion, domestic, exotic, wildlife, and production animals. ... A vaccine is an antigenic preparation used to produce active immunity to a disease, in order to prevent or ameliorate the effects of infection by any natural or wild strain of the organism. ...


Coatings

Akzo Nobel is the world's leading coatings company with key products paints, services and specialized equipment for the car repair and transportation market. The coatings groups consist of the business units:

  • Car Refinishes (CR)
  • Decorative coatings Europe (DCE) and International (DCI)
  • Industrial finishes (IF)
  • Powder coatings (POW)
  • Marine and protective coatings (MPC)
  • Nobilas

The brands it manufactures include Sikkens®, International®, Crown® and Interpon®. These products were used on London's Millennium Wheel, La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Öresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden, and Stadium Australia in Sydney. London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... The London Eye as seen from Westminster Bridge with the London Aquarium to the right The British Airways London Eye, sometimes called the Millennium Wheel (Coordinates: , ), is the first-built and largest observation wheel in the world (a type of Ferris wheel), and has been the only one since its... La Scala by night This article is about the opera house. ... Milan (Italian: Milano; Milanese: Milán) is the main city of northern Italy, and is located in the plains of Lombardy, the most populated and developed region in Italy. ... The Oresund Bridge The Oresund Bridge (joint Danish/Swedish hybrid name: Øresundsbron) is a combined two-track rail and four-lane road bridge across the Oresund strait. ... Telstra Stadium, formerly Stadium Australia, is a multi-purpose stadium located in Homebush, Sydney, Australia which opened in March 1999. ... The Sydney Opera House is one of the most iconic landmarks in the world, and since its opening it has become an international symbol of Sydney Sydney (pronounced ) is the state capital of New South Wales, located on the east coast of Australia. ...


Chemicals

Following a 2005 reorganization, the chemicals group now consists of five business units.

  • Base Chemicals (BC)
  • Functional Chemicals (FC)
  • Polymer Chemicals (PC)
  • Surfactants (SC)
  • Pulp and Paper Chemicals, under brand name Eka Chemicals (PPC)

As chemicals producer, Akzo Nobel is a world's leading salt specialist, chlor-alkali products, and other industrial chemicals. Ultimately, Akzo Nobel products are found in everyday items such as paper, ice cream, bakery goods, cosmetics, plastics and glass. Each BU has an annual turnover of approx EUR 600 million.


Historical timeline

  • 1777 Danish paints company Det Holmbladske Selskab
  • 1792 Dutch lacquers manufacturer Sikkens Lakken, founded by Wiert Willem Sikkens in Groningen
  • 1826 British silk and crepe manufacturer Courtaulds founded by Samuel Courtauld,
  • 1835 Dutch sulfuric acid producer Ketjens, founded by Gerhard Tileman Ketjens
  • 1838 Dutch oils and oatmeal company Noury & Van der Lande
  • 1841 Swedish stearin candles factory Liljeholmens Stearinfabrik, founded by Lars Johan Hierta in Stockholm
  • 1870 Swedish superfosfate producer Stockholms Superfosfat Fabrik,
  • 1874 Swedish chemical company KemaNobel was founded by Alfred Nobel
  • 1886 Dutch chemicals and soda factory, founded by Constant Kortman and Herman Schulte in Rotterdam
  • 1887 Dutch pharmaceuticals laboratory Zwanenburg
  • 1895 Swedish electrochemical company EKA was founded also by Alfred Nobel
  • 1899 German fiber producer Vereinigte Glanszstoff Fabriken
  • 1911 Dutch nylon (artificial silk) company Eerste Nederlandse Kunstzijdefabriek Arnhem, founded by Jacque Coenraad Hartogs in Arnhem
  • 1918 Dutch salt producer Nederlandse Zoutindustrie (NeZo)
  • 1921 US slaughtering industry Armour Meat Packing starts fatty acid production, in Chicago
  • 1923 Dutch pharmaceuticals company Organon founded by Saal van Zwanenberg
  • 1937 Swedish producer of coatings for fishing lines Berol, founded by Bernström and Olson in Södertãlje
  • 1965 Kortman and Schulte is taken over by Koninklijke Zwanenburg Organon forming Koninklijke Zout Organon
  • 1969 The AKU and the Koninklijke Zwanenburg Organon merge, forming AKZO
  • 1984 KemaNobel and Swedish weapons manufacturer Bofors merge to form Nobel Industries
  • 1987 AKZO acquires speciality chemicals division of Stauffer
  • 1990 Courtaulds separates itself into two businesses, viz., Courtaulds Textiles for apparel manufacture and Courtaulds plc for fibres and chemicals
  • 1994 AKZO merges with Nobel Industries, forming Akzo Nobel. The new Akzo Nobel has 20 business entities. Bofors continues as a separate entity.
  • 2000 Merger with Courtaulds plc. EU forces sale of Aeronautical films and sealants businesses to allow completion
  • 2004 Catalyst division sold to Albemarle Corp.

Image File history File links Akzonobellogo2. ... Groningen can refer to: A province of the Netherlands. ... Courtaulds was an English based manufacturer of fabric, clothing, artificial fibres, and chemicals. ... There have been at least two prominent people called Samuel Courtauld. ... Lars Johan Hierta (January 23, 1801 - November 20, 1872) was a Swedish publicist, publisher and politician. ... Stockholm panorama from the City Hall is the capital of Sweden, located on the south east coast of Sweden. ... Alfred Nobel (October 21, 1833, Stockholm, Sweden – December 10, 1896, Sanremo, Italy) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, pacifist, innovator, armaments manufacturer and the inventor of dynamite. ... Rotterdam Location Flag Country The Netherlands Province South Holland Population 604,819 (2005) Coordinates 51° 55 N.; 4° 30 E. Website www. ... Arnhem is a municipality and a city in the east of the Netherlands, located on the Lower Rhine, and the capital of the Gelderland province. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ...

See also

This is a list of companies from the Netherlands. ... This is a list of Swedish companies: Companies A&E design Asea Brown Boveri (Swedish-Swiss) Alfa Laval Akzo Nobel (Swedish-Dutch) Arla Foods (Swedish-Danish) Arla Plast Autoliv Assa Abloy AstraZeneca (Swedish-British) Atlas Copco Avanza Axel Johnson Group Axel Johnson AB Axfood Biacore Boliden Bonniers BRIO Bure Equity...

External links

  • Akzo Nobel - Official site
  • Organon
  • Intervet
  • Akzo Nobel Base Chemicals
  • Eka Chemicals
  • Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes


AEX companies of the Netherlands

ABN AMRO | AEGON | Ahold | Akzo Nobel | ASML | Buhrmann | DSM | Fortis | Getronics | Hagemeyer | Heineken | ING Group | KPN | Numico | Philips | Reed Elsevier | Royal Dutch Shell | SBM Offshore | TNT | Unilever | Vedior | VNU | Wolters Kluwer The AEX index, derived from Amsterdam Exchange index, is a stock market index composed of Dutch companies that trade on Euronext Amsterdam, formerly known as the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. ... ABN AMRO (Euronext: AAB, (NYSE: ABN)) is the largest bank in the Netherlands and has operations all over the world, its history going back to 1824. ... AEGON N.V. is one of the world’s leading listed life insurance companies ranked by market capitalization and assets. ... Ahold, (in full Koninklijke Ahold N.V., Royal Ahold N.V.), (Euronext: AH, FWB: AHO, NYSE: AHO) based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands is one of the worlds largest supermarket operators and one of the worlds largest foodservice and retail companies. ... ASML Holding N.V. (Euronext: ASML, (NASDAQ: ASML)) (ASML) is the worlds leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, manufacturing complex machines that are critical to the production of integrated circuits or chips. ... Buhrmann is a suppliers of office products to businesses and institutions. ... DSM (in full Koninklijke DSM N.V., or Royal DSM N.V.) is a multinational chemicals company. ... Fortis (Euronext: FORA &Euronext: FORB )is a large banking, insurance, and investment management company. ... Getronics N.V. (Euronext: GTN) is a computer engineering and systems company whose activity is focused in three areas: maintenance outsourcing, network and telecommunications and system integration. ... Hagemeyer is a business-to-business (B2B) distribution services group focusing on the markets for electrical materials, safety and other MRO (Maintenance Repair and Operations) products in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. ... Heineken (or Heineken Brouwerijen) is a Dutch beer brewer, established in 1863 when Gerard Adriaan Heineken purchased a brewery in Amsterdam. ... ING Group N.V. (NYSE: ING, Euronext: INGA) is a financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management services. ... KPN (in full Koninklijke KPN N.V., Royal KPN NV) NYSE: KPN, is a Dutch telecommunications company. ... Numico is a specialist baby food and clinical nutrition company. ... Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Royal Philips Electronics N.V.), usually known as Philips, (Euronext: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) is one of the largest electronics companies in the world. ... Reed Elsevier is a leading global publisher and information provider. ... Royal Dutch Shell plc/Koninklijke Nederlandse Shell NV is amongst the largest energy corporations in the world, and one of the five supermajors (vertically integrated private-sector oil, natural gas, and petrol companies), along with BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Total. ... SBM Offshore N.V. (Euronext: SBMO) is the management holding company of a group of international companies, working as suppliers to the offshore oil and gas industry on a global basis. ... Royal TPG Post wall box TNT N.V. (Euronext: TNT, NYSE: TP) is a provider of global express delivery, logistics, and mail services. ... Unilever (Euronext: UNA, LSE: ULVR, NYSE: UN) is an Anglo-Dutch company that owns many of the worlds consumer product brands in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. ... Vedior N.V. (Euronext: VDOR) is an international staffing services company providing flexible labour, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ... VNU (Verenigde Nederlandse Uitgeversbedrijven), which translates into English as United Dutch Publishing Companies) is a Dutch media conglomerate. ... Wolters Kluwer N.V. (Euronext: WKL) is one of the worlds leading publishers and providers of information products and services. ...


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