COVID-19 Response

In these challenging times, Sikkens’ philosophy of ‘togetherness and support’ has never held more true or been more relevant. These unprecedented times will challenge the automotive refinish industry and put all elements of the supply chain under pressure. Working together in order to provide innovative solutions to these unique challenges is the only logical tool that can assist businesses throughout these times. The Sikkens distribution network together with AkzoNobel are proud to play our part in offering any and all customers assistance in various forms should it be required. About More Than Paint Whilst we are firm believers in our product offerings and the various benefits that they can generate, financially and in terms of final product output, the COVID-19 crisis goes far beyond paint brands, stock levels and colouristics. It is about survival! As such, we are willing to work with all bodyshops irrespective of the paint brand, in… Read More->

Sikkens Scoops Overall Service Excellence Award For 2019

Short-term insurer, Santam, has won the prestigious SA Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), Insurer of the Year award for the second consecutive year. Toyota SA received the top honours for all-round best OEM, Sikkens scooped the overall Service Excellence award in the Paint Suppliers category and Bosch took all three awards in the Equipment Suppliers category winning Best Training, Best Product Support and Overall Service Excellence. The award ceremony took place in Johannesburg on 18 October at Emperors Palace as the highlight of the 2019 SAMBRA conference and honoured top vehicle insurers and OEMs, as well as paint and equipment suppliers, for excellence in service provision to SAMBRA members. SAMBRA, a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), represents the majority of motor body repairers in the country. SAMBRA focuses on creating and maintaining industry sustainability and development and the annual awards are one of its flagship projects.… Read More->

Sikkens Prepares For The 3D Colour Revolution

At Sikkens we are constantly working to ensure you have everything you need to maximize each emerging opportunity. As global colour experts, you can count on us to be in touch with the latest trends and to respond rapidly with innovative refinishing solutions. Increasing demand for special colours Car buyers tend to be conservative in their basic colour preference, so we expect white to remain most popular – followed by other neutral colours like silver, grey and black. For those making a bolder choice, blue has become the favorite chromatic colour while red and brown are growing in popularity. But whether they choose neutral or chromatic, drivers are increasingly attracted by the wide variety of shades, impacts and behaviors now possible within each colour. By the increasing demand of car drivers to express individuality, we expect car manufacturers to respond by generating even more colours and colour effects to differentiate… Read More->

Sikkens Welcomes Apex Eastern Cape On Board

Allied Paint Solutions is proud to welcome Apex Auto Paint Centre Eastern Cape into the Sikkens family. This new appointment represents another major step in our commitment to establishing a national footprint in South Africa and expanding the Sikkens and Dynacoat network on a national basis. National growth and regional identity The distributor is located in the heart of Port Elizabeth and has been granted the distribution rights for Sikkens and Dynacoat for the Eastern Cape region. It represents a 'One-Stop-Shop' in that it is capable of servicing the automotive refinish market in its entirety with well known ancillary and equipment lines to compliment its world-class paint offering. The Eastern Cape region represents an important and significant part of the automotive industry. It is home to some of the most renowned bodyshops in South Africa and boasts four of the seven OEM's operating in the country, such as Volkswagen, Mercedes… Read More->