Hyundai approves PPG refinish products for its global dealership body and paint program

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, March 9, 2007  – The Hyundai Motor Company has named PPG Industries an approved aftermarket supplier for its new “Hyundai Global Body and Paint Program.” As part of the agreement, PPG will provide its PPG and Nexa Autocolor refinish brands, including the popular PPG Global Refinish System, Deltron and Nexa Autocolor 2K lines, as well as Envirobase and Aquabase waterborne basecoat systems, to Hyundai dealerships and their authorized repair partners.

Also, in close co-operation with Hyundai, PPG has developed dedicated training courses to teach Hyundai dealership paint technicians proper product and application techniques for PPG and Nexa Autocolor products. PPG has an extensive refinish training program in place that includes state-of-the-art training facilities and highly trained instructors throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

“Since 2006 we have worked with PPG to develop this dedicated technical training program, which will increase the quality and efficiency of our body and paint operations worldwide,” said Chang-Seok Im, director, overseas customer service group, Hyundai Motor Company. “PPG was chosen because they are the global leading coatings company with proven excellent services.”

“We are very pleased to be selected as a partner in Hyundai’s innovative program for its dealership repair facilities,” said Bill Shaw, director, business development U.S., PPG automotive refinish. “PPG has long been a global leader in coatings, color and innovative technologies, and we believe our high quality performance coatings systems, along with our customer commitment, can more than meet the exacting requirements of Hyundai dealerships and their repair partners.”

In addition to being a refinish supplier to Hyundai, PPG is an OEM supplier, providing coatings and paint systems for Hyundai’s Santa Fe and Sonata models produced at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing in Alabama. Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2007 were US$11.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). 

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