NB Coatings’ Timeline

1945

Bee Chemical founded in Chicago as a chemical company.

1960

Bee Chemical first collaborates with Nippon Paints.

1971

Bee and Nippon creates a joint venture in Japan.

1985

Morton Int. acquires Bee Chemical. Renames it Morton Automotive Coatings(MAC).

1996

Nippon and MAC form a joint venture (named MNC) to serve a growing Japanese transplant business in North America.

1999

Rohm & Haas acquires Morton Int. Renamed Rohm & Haas Automotive Coatings (RHAC).

2006

Nippon Paint acquires RHAC and MNC from Rohm & Haas. Renamed NBCi.