The giant panda named Nikkens was formally adopted in July 17, 2013. The ceremony was held at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes (Suzhou) Co, Ltd. was the adopting organization. The operations manager, Mr. Wu Weiguang said, “We welcome panda Nikkens as the newest member of our big family. In the future, we will continue to share his growth and development. We take our parental responsibilities for Nikkens seriously and wish him a happy life in the Panda Base.” On behalf of the staff, Mr. Tan Hong-ming, deputy Secretary of the Panda Base, thanked Akzo Nobel for their decision to adopt a giant panda. The Dutch company Akzo Nobel is headquartered in Amsterdam and is known for its decorative paints, performance coatings, and specialty chemicals.