Vella Group enhances green credentials

The Vella Group has cemented its relationship with AkzoNobel by installing the Sikkens Autowave 2.0 paint system across its national network of repair centres.

The announcement underscores The Vella Group’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions as the Autowave system will increase efficiency by reducing application time and solvent emissions. This will support The Vella Group’s PAS2060 accreditation.

Anthony Gee, operations manager at The Vella Group, said: “Introducing the Sikkens Autowave system to our sites has made a real difference to our paint operations. The quality of the product, combined with the excellent technical support and training from AkzoNobel, has helped reduce paint process time and increased accuracy and reliability of paint application.”

Darren McComb, regional sales manager for AkzoNobel’s Automotive and Speciality Coatings business, said: “The installation process was a real success due to the capabilities of our technical team and the long-standing relationship we’ve built with The Vella Group.”