AkzoNobel’s Como Site In Italy Achieves Quality Certification

AkzoNobel’s powder coatings site in Como, Italy has received International Automotive Task Force (IATF) 16949 certification following a third-party audit.

According to AkzoNobel, the certification is the global technical specification and quality management standard for the automotive industry. It focuses on several key areas including continuous improvement, defect prevention and waste reduction within the automotive supply chain.

“We’re very proud that our Como site has received this certification,” said Jeff Jirak, Director of Powder Coatings at AkzoNobel. “It means we now have three certified powder sites in Europe following Arnsberg in Germany and Izmir in Turkiye, which demonstrates our unwavering commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.”

The Como site is the company’s largest powder coatings facility. A recent expansion, completed early this year, included the installation of two state-of-the-art lines for automotive primers and two for architectural coatings.

“Our search for better never stops,” added Jirak. “Receiving IATF 16949 accreditation is recognition for our tireless efforts to continuously improve and meet the stringent requirements of the automotive industry.”