Number of employees of AkzoNobel 2009-2018

AkzoNobel is a (Euronext) listed Dutch multinational focused on the manufacturing of paints and coatings for customers worldwide. The company is headquartered in Amsterdam and active in more than 80 countries. Their total number of employees decreased year-by-year between 2009 and 2018, despite the increase in 2010. As of 2018, AkzoNobel employed approximately 34,500 people, which is 20,200 less than in 2009. The total revenue of AkzoNobel showed a similar downward trend. Although the revenue fluctuated between 13 and 15 million billion euros between 2009 and 2015, in 2018 it declined to a total of roughly 9.25 billion euros.

Steady financial development performance coatings

Examining the revenue by business area, the performance coatings generated approximately 5.5 to six billion euros a year between 2013 and 2018. However, the decorative paintings revenue decreased from roughly 4.5 billion euros in 2009 to 3.69 billion euros in 2018. In terms of the origin of the revenue, approximately 1.33 billion euros was generated in China, whereas 1.13 billion euros and 818 million euros originated from North America and the United Kingdom respectively.

Significant increase net income

The net income attributable to the shareholders of AkzoNobel increased significantly in 2018. In 2017, the net income amounted to 832 million euros, whereas in 2018 it increased to 6.6 billion euros. Important to point out is that this difference is caused by the high amount of discontinued operations. 

Total number of employees of AkzoNobel from 2009 to 2018

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Release date

February 2019


Worldwide, Netherlands

Survey time period

2009 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The figures have been taken from several publications.

The number of employees are listed at the end of the presented calendar years.

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