29 Apr 2015
McLaren Automotive has signed an extension to the 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 recently-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.’
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About McLaren Automotive:
McLaren Automotive is a British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports cars, located at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, Surrey.
Following the global launch of McLaren Automotive in 2010, the groundbreaking 12C was launched in 2011, the 12C Spider in 2012, and the limited-run McLaren P1™ went into production in 2013. In keeping with its plan to introduce a new model each year, the company unveiled the 650S, in coupe and Spider form in 2014, and has announced the Sports Series among the models to be introduced in 2015. The brand continues to expand, and McLaren posted a profit during 2013 – only the third year of vehicle production. This was followed in 2014, by a third consecutive year of growth in sales with a record 1,648 vehicles delivered via a dedicated global network of retailers in every major automotive market.
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To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative and highly acclaimed sports cars, McLaren Automotive has partnered with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology including, AkzoNobel, ExxonMobil, Pirelli and SAP.
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