Akzo Nobel NV is a holding company, which engages in the manufacture and sale of coating and paint products. engages in the production and marketing of paints and coatings. It operates through the following segments: Decorative Paintings, Performance Paintings, and Corporate and Others. The Decorative Paints segment manufactures and supplies a range of interior and exterior decoration and protection products for professional and do-it-yourself markets. The Performance Coatings segment produces automotive and aerospace; industrial; marine and protective; and powder coatings. The company was founded in 1792 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands.