Takeshi Nakano, CEO of Nippon Paint Automotive Americas

Nakano, Takeshi

Hello and welcome to our website. My name is Takeshi Nakano, CEO of Nippon Paint Automotive Americas (“NPAA”). NPAA is an affiliate of the Nippon Paint Automotive Coatings (“NPAC”) group based in Japan. NPAA was formed by the merger of NPA Coatings Inc. (Cleveland, OH), NB Coatings, Inc. (Lansing, IL), and NPAA, Inc. (Chattanooga, TN) which took effect on January 1, 2021. This merger integrates the strong capabilities of each location as we have become a one-solution company (pre-treatment, E-coat, body paint, and paint for plastics) for automotive coatings.

It is my mission to enhance NPAC’s position in the Americas and maximize its value by facilitating the successful achievement of our goals as a company. In doing so, it is my vision that NPAA will be the recognized leader in the automotive paint and coatings market throughout the Americas.

We are proud of our superior technology and innovative products, as well as our on-going commitment to preserving the environment. From our multiple manufacturing locations in the Americas, we are able to supply our main customers located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil as well as meet the needs of our global customers throughout the world. This integration will streamline management decisions and provide products and services that will effectively meet the needs of customers with one-stop convenience. With global best-practices developed and shared amongst Nippon Paint’s various locations, we at NPAA continuously challenge ourselves to improve our technologies, processes, and quality systems as we build a stronger future together with our customers.

Most importantly, we are able to do this because of the strong teamwork, commitment, and dedication of our employees who are the main reason the companies that formed NPAA have been so successful over the years. It is our goal to develop our people to be their best and it is our dedication to team which makes us strong and will allow us to remain on the path to be the best company that we can be.

Please enjoy exploring our website!
Sincerely,
Takeshi Nakano
CEO of Nippon Paint Automotive Americas

Our Mission

Develop value added and innovative coating systems for new automobiles that satisfy both automakers and drivers.

Our Vision

In collaboration with our global partners become the leading automotive coatings supplier in the Americas, creating value and inspiring all stakeholders.

VALUE

Mutual prosperity
To achieve long-term growth and mutual prosperity with all stakeholders through unmatched performance and constant improvement.
A pioneering spirit
To sustain the pioneering spirit that led us to become a leader in the global paint industry and constantly pursue innovation and excellence.
Perseverance
To achieve our mission with unwavering perseverance, dynamism, initiative, and integrity, while adhering to the highest ethical standards.

Our History

NIPPON PAINT IN THE U.S.

1971

Bee Chemical and Nippon Paint Company establish a joint venture in Japan known as Nippon Bee Chemical Company. The company would supply the Japanese automotive market with paint on plastics.

1985

Morton Int. acquires Bee Chemical and changes the name to Morton Automotive Coatings (“MAC”) with a focus on paint for plastic for the automotive industry.

1990

Seibert Powder Coatings founded in Cleveland, OH. Its name is later changed to NPA Coatings, Inc. ("NPAC") and its principal business is the manufacture of automotive and powder paint.

1995

NPAC launches a liquid paint manufacturing facility in Cleveland for supply to automotive OEMs.

1996

Nippon Paint and MAC form a joint venture (named MNC) to serve a growing Japanese transplant business in North America for automotive paint on plastic.

1999

Rohm and Haas acquired Morton International and renamed MAC as Rohm and Haas Automotive Coatings (“RHAC”).

2006

Nippon Paint acquires RHAC and MNC from Rohm and Haas and renames the company NB Coatings, Inc. (“NBCi”).

2009

NPAC launches Surface Treatment Manufacturing facility.

2012

NPA Mexico is established

2013

Seibert Powder division sold to Protech Powder Coatings

2016

NPA Mexico opens a water borne paint manufacturing facility in Silao, Mexico. Also in 2016, NBCi opens a new logistics facility in Hobart, IN.

2018

NPA Mexico constructs an electrocoat manufacturing facility.

2019

Nippon Paint Automotive Americas, Inc. was established for the construction of the manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, TN.

2021

NPAC, NBCi, and Nippon Paint Automotive Americas, Inc. were merged together, all operating under the name Nippon Paint Automotive Americas, Inc. (“NPAA”).

Worldwide Nippon Paint Holdings

Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. has many dozens of affiliates throughout the world. A complete list can be found at the Nippon Paint headquarters website. Below are just a few of key affiliates:

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Nippon Paint Automotive Americas (NPAA) is an affiliate of the NIPPON PAINT AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS (NPAC) group.

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Our Locations
  • Lansing, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Troy, MI
  • Chattanooga, TN (New location - under construction)
  • Silao, Mexico
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
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