This excerpt taken from the AKZOY 20-F filed Jun 21, 2007.
Technology & Engineering
Akzo Nobel Technology & Engineering (T&E) was created in April 2006 through the integration of service units mainly originating from the Chemicals group and Akzo Nobel Engineering. With a wide range of service products and support, T&E quickly fulfilled an evident need in the market, both inside and outside of Akzo Nobel.
By combining know-how and experience in engineering, inspection, technology, safety, health, environment, regulatory affairs, toxicology and sustainable development, we have raised the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the total T&E organization to an even higher level.
Akzo Nobel T&E achieved a very successful first financial year. In 2006, our activities continued to thrive worldwide, mainly in the areas of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and the fiber industry. Our results are testament to the value we add for our customers both inside and outside Akzo Nobel. We are proud that work was never interrupted during the formation of T&E; clients were neither refused nor subjected to delays.
With offices in the United States, China, Sweden and the Netherlands, Akzo Nobel T&E employs around 260 permanent staff and 70 temporary employees.