World's Top Ten Paints Companies 2016 Annual Report

  WPCIA Washington January 5, 2017

  In 2016 the global paints and coatings market grew to a value of $149.2 billion.The global paints and coatings market has been growing at a healthy pace in recent years, with the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) standing at a strong 5.5% between 2012 and 2016. However, this figure does not necessarily represent all regional markets, since Europe in the same period has witnessed a CAGR of only 1.8%, By contrast, the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region has grown with a CAGR of 8.3% in the aforementioned period.Now the APAC as the largest regional market and accounting for more than 55% of global market value.

  The architectural coatings was the largest segment in the global paints and coatings market, accounting for 51.1% of its total value. China and the United States two largest architectural coatings market,valued at $27.2 billion and $11.7 billion respectively. Future China is expected to continue growing at a fast pace, while growth in the United States is forecast to be moderate.Architectural coatings due to its high VOC emissions in the past, once thought to be the source of indoor air pollution. Over the years, such as AkzoNobel,PPG,Diamond Paint and SACAL has been committed to developing new environmental protection formulation with architectural coatings , has achieved significant results.World Paint &Coatings Industry Association(WPCIA)research reports shows that current architectural coatings VOC emission is very low,extensive findings demonstrate that emission rates decrease after the initial application and continue to drop after 14 days, VOC are only emitted for a limited time period at a limited rate of emissions.In summary, the data developed by WPCIA affirms that current architectural coatings does not generally result in harmful levels of exposure for painters and building occupants.

  There were 20 companies with coating sales in excess of $1 billion in 2016; three companies had sales over $10 billion.We forecasts to 2020 suggest that trends within the global paints and coatings market should remain largely the same, with growth decelerating slightly in the APAC region as, among other factors, the Chinese economy slows down. APAC should nevertheless be the strongest performing region over the forecast period and is expected to rise at a CAGR of 6.3%. Growth in the European regional market, meanwhile, is expected to accelerate slightly to 2% over the same timeframe.


  1. AKZONOBEL (N.L.) $ 16.33 billion

  2. PPG Industries (U.S.) $ 15.37 billion

  3. SHERWIN-WILLIAMS (U.S.) $ 11.77 billion

  4. RPM Inc (U.S.) $ 4.813 billion

  5. VALSPAR (U.S.) $ 4.366 billion

  6. NIPPON Paint (J.P.) $ 4.238 billion

  7. DIAMOND Paint (U.S.) $ 4.054 billion

  8. AXALTA (U.S.) $ 3.978 billion

  9. SACAL (U.K.) $ 3.728 billion

  10. BASF (D.E.) $ 3.521 billion


  Company Profile:

  AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring.As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals,we supply essential ingredients,essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide.Backed by a pioneering heritage,our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet,while making life easier.Headquartered in Amsterdam,the Netherlands,we have approximately 45,600 people in around 80 countries,while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux,Sikkens,International,Interpon and Eka.Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability,we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected,colorful world where life is improved by what we do.

  Amsterdam, the Netherlands,

  PO Box 9300

  Tel: +31-20-502-7555

  Fax: +31-20-502-7666


  Main sale data in 2016:

  Coatings sales: $ 16.33 billion

  Number of employees: 45,600

  Coatings Sales: 1.823 billion liters

  Sales amount distributing in different region: Europe 43%,Americas 27%,Asia Pacific 27%,in other regions 3%

  Board Members:

  Ton Buchner:CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management and the Executive Committee

  Maelys Castella:CFO and Member of the Board of Management and the Executive Committee

  Conrad Keijzer:Member of Executive Committee responsible for Performance Coatings

  Ruud Joosten:Member of the Executive Committee responsible for Decorative Paints

  Werner Fuhrmann:Member of the Executive Committee responsible for Specialty Chemicals

  Sven Dumoulin:General Counsel and Member of the Executive Committee

  Main development area:

  - The European region decorative paint business to maintain stable development situation.

  - Benefit from the Brazilian market expansion, the Americas market development is accelerated, catching up in the Asia Pacific region.

  Market Positioning:

  Top 3 in Europe: decorative paint, repair paint, powder coating

  The world's best-selling paint: powder coatings, wood coatings, coil coatings, marine protective coatings, aerospace coatings.

  European markets selling paint: decorative coating

  Asia-Pacific market and the North American market selling coatings: decorative paints, wood coatings


  Jan 19, 2016,AkzoNobel has strengthened its position in the North American hydrogen peroxide market after acquiring the outstanding shares in EkO Peroxide LLC from joint venture partner OCI Peroxygens LLC (a subsidiary of OCI Enterprises Inc.).

  Jan 20, 2016,AkzoNobel's number one ranking on the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) has resulted in the award of an Industry Leader, Gold Class distinction for excellent sustainability performance.

  Feb 17, 2016,AkzoNobel today has made an agreed offer to acquire BASF’s Industrial Coatings business for €475 million.

  Apr 29, 2016,AkzoNobel has started production at its fourth – and largest – plant for decorative paints in China. Located in Chengdu, the new facility represents an important milestone in the company's growth plans for the west of the country. The new plant is part of an investment in excess of €50 million to build manufacturing facilities for both Powder Coatings and Decorative Paints.

  May 26, 2016,AkzoNobel today inaugurated its new €6.5 million technology center in Songjiang, Shanghai. The company’s largest research facility in China, it will support product innovation and the development of next-generation paints, coatings and specialty chemicals.

  Jun 23, 2016,AkzoNobel’s pioneering methodology for rewarding ship owners who use sustainable hull coatings has been named Environmental Leader Product of the Year for 2016. The award recognizes the introduction of the shipping industry’s first carbon credits methodology, which was developed by the company’s Marine Coatings business.

  Jul 26, 2016,AkzoNobel has raised its stake in Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings SAE in Egypt from 60 percent to 100 percent. The transaction forms part of the company's accelerated growth strategy for Egypt and the wider North Africa region.

  Aug 29, 2016,AkzoNobel has broken ground on its new powder coatings plant in Mumbai, India. The investment of €9 million will allow the company to increase capacity in the region, which forms an important part of its organic growth plans.

  October 28, 2016,AkzoNobel has inaugurated two new specialty chemicals plants at its multi-site in Ningbo, China, that together represent a combined investment of €80 million. The company has also announced that a further €90 million is to be invested in building a new specialty chemicals plant in Tianjin.

  2. PPG

  Company Profile:

 PPG founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass by Captain John B. Ford and John Pitcairn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass.Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.

  United States, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15272

  Phone: +1-412-434-3131

  Fax: +1-412-434-2125


  Main sale data in 2016:

  Coatings sales: $ 15.37 billion

  Number of employees: 47,000

  Coatings Sales: 1.717 billion liters

  Geographic Sales: Europe 25%,Americas 56%,Asia Pacific 16%,in other regions 3%

  Board Members:

  Charles E.Bunch:Executive Chairman

  Michael H.McGarry:President and Chief Executive Officer

  Frank S.Sklarsky:Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

  Glenn E.Bost:Senior Vice President and General Counsel

  Cynthia A.Niekamp:Senior Vice President,Automotive Coatings

  Main development area:

  -High performance coatings and architectural coatings in the Asia Pacific region has been a steady expansion.

  -Ensure high performance coatings, including automotive paints and industrial coatings market in Europe steady growth.

  -The north American market due to the rapid development of the Asia Pacific and Europe market extrusion, global share declined.

  Market Positioning:

  North America: automotive coatings, aerospace coatings and architectural coatings.

  Europe: automotive coatings and other industrial coatings

  Asia-Pacific market: architectural coatings, industrial coatings and automotive coatings.


  Jan 8,2016,PPG Industries today held a ceremony marking the completion of a $20 million center for on-site electrocoat coatings blending at its resin manufacturing facility in Zhangjiagang, China.

  Feb 9,2016,PPG announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing funding to support a $1.25 million collaborative project with Bridgestone Americas, Inc. This project focuses on improving the fuel efficiency of truck and bus radial tires using PPG’s AGILON® performance silica platform.

  Feb 29,2016,PPG announced today, in connection with LKQ Corporation’s announcement of its definitive agreement to purchase Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW), that it will divest its approximately 40 percent minority ownership interest in PGW. LKQ announced that it expects the transaction to close in the second quarter 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.

  Mar 17,2016,PPG automotive refinish business continues to intensify its dedication to professional training in the industry. While over 16,600 students participated in PPG’s product, distributor and MVP training courses in 2015—more than those trained by any other automotive paint company—PPG foresees an ongoing need to keep its customers and business partners up to date in all matters concerning collision refinish and commercial coatings. The company will offer an expanded array of classes throughout 2016, with subjects ranging from basic and advanced product line training to custom painting techniques, business management, shop operations and customer service.

  May 5,2016,PPG today opened a $3 million state-of-the-art liquid coatings application development center at its Oak Creek, Wisconsin, plant. The new center includes advanced equipment that helps simulate industrial coatings customers’ manufacturing environments to ensure PPG coatings will be properly and consistently applied during their production processes.

  Jun 15,2016,PPG today held a ceremony marking the completion of a new $10 million coatings center of excellence at its existing complex in Tianjin, China. The new facility will serve regional customers in the automotive plastics and decorative accessories industry.

  Jun 26,2016,PPG today announced that it has entered into an agreement to transfer pension benefits and annuity administration for $1.6 billion in pension liabilities to Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife).

  Jul 6,2016,PPG today announced that it has completed its acquisition of MetoKote Corporation and its affiliates. MetoKote is a U.S.-based coatings services business with 2015 global sales of approximately $200 million.

  Jul 21,2016,PPG today announced that Charles E. Bunch will retire Sept. 1 as executive chairman of the PPG board of directors after 37 years with the company. PPG President and Chief Executive Officer Michael H. McGarry will become chairman and CEO effective the same day.

  Jul 25,2016,PPG and Mill Steel have announced that Mill Steel will stock, market and sell DURASTAR® ULTRA-COOL® silicone-modified polyester (SMP) coatings by PPG to building product manufacturers. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mill Steel is one of North America’s largest steel distribution and service centers.

  Sep 8,2016,As part of its global community engagement efforts, PPG has announced that three COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ projects are being completed by PPG Comex in Mexico in August and September, helping to revitalize buildings at three educational institutions. Two projects have been completed in Mexico City, and one is planned this month in Guadalajara, with a total investment for the three of about $66,000 (about 1.2 million pesos).


  Company Profile:

  The Sherwin-Williams Company was founded by Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams in 1866.Today,we are a global leader in the manufacture,development,distribution and sale of paint,coatings and related products to professional,industrial,commercial and retail customers.The Company manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams,Dutch Boy,Krylon,Minwax,Thompson's Water Seal and many more.With global headquarters in Cleveland,Ohio,Sherwin-Williams branded products are sold exclusively through more than 4,600 company-operated stores and facilities,while the Company's other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers,home centers,independent paint dealers,hardware stores,automotive retailers and industrial distributors.

  United States, Cleveland, Ohio

  Tel: +1-800-474-3794

  Fax: +1-800-434-3131


  Main sale data in 2016:

  Coatings sales: $11.77 billion

  Number of employees: 34,600

  Coatings Sales:1.317 billion liters

  Geographic Sales: Europe 23%, Americas 28%,Asia Pacific 46%,in other regions 3%

  Board Members:

  John G. Morikis: President and Chief Executive Officer

  Sean P. Hennessy: Senior Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer

  Thomas E.Hopkins:Senior Vice President-Special Projects

  Timothy A.Knight:Senior Vice President-Corporate Planning,Development and Administration

  Allen J.Mistysyn:Senior Vice President-Corporate Controller

  Main development area:

  - In Latin America,manufactures and sells a wide range of architectural paints,industrial coatings and related products.

  - In North America and Europe operates a highly efficient and productive global supply chain for paints, coatings and related products.

  Market Positioning:

  Europe: Automotive Coatings

  North America: automotive coatings, architectural coatings

  Asia-Pacific market: architectural coatings


  Jan 19, 2016, For a century and a half, Sherwin-Williams has been a groundbreaking pioneer in the coatings industry. Throughout 2016, Sherwin-Williams will be celebrating its 150th anniversary by highlighting the company’s long-standing commitment to innovation, color and community.

  Feb 1, 2016, Sherwin-Williams announced recipients of the company’s 2015 Vendor of the Year Awards, honoring top product partners for excellence in sales, product innovation and performance, as well as service. Award winners were named at the annual Vendor Marketing Presentation and Awards ceremony, held at the National Sales Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

  Mar 9, 2016, Sherwin-Williams announces Rejuvenate Siding Restoration Coating, an exterior paint and primer in one, designed to give aged and weathered siding a smooth, uniform appearance.

  Mar 20, 2016, The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) and The Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Sherwin-Williams will acquire Valspar for $113 per share in an all-cash transaction, or an enterprise value of approximately $11.3 billion.

  May 23, 2016,Homes and communities across North America are preparing for a bold and colorful new look, as Sherwin-Williams kicks off its fifth annual National Painting Week, which runs from May 22-30, 2016.

  Jun 28, 2016,Sherwin-Williams today announced in celebration of its 150th anniversary and the first Cleveland hometown sports championship in 52 years, the company is donating $150,000 to the LeBron James Family Foundation.

  Sep 7, 2016,Building on its legacy of developing innovative products and leveraging the latest technologies to provide exceptional service to professionals, Sherwin-Williams announced its partnership with the Anguleris Technologies® Building Information Modeling (BIM) platform, BIMsmith. Since becoming the first paint and coatings manufacturer to make its paints available to architects and designers in the leading design software, Autodesk Revit, Sherwin-Williams continues to lead in the paint industry by becoming the first paint manufacturer to partner with BIMsmith.

  4. RPM Inc

  Company Profile:

  RPM International Inc. is a multinational holding company, founded in 1947, and is headquartered in Ohio. RPM’s subsidiaries that manufacture and market high-performance coatings, sealants and specialty chemicals, primarily for maintenance and improvement applications.RPM employs more than 13,000 people worldwide and operates 120 manufacturing facilities in 24 countries. Its products are sold in approximately 170 countries and territories.Fiscal 2016 sales were $4.8 billion, with 32 percent to industrial and specialty markets worldwide and the remaining 68 percent to consumers mainly in North America.

  Medina, Ohio

  PO Box: 44258 -0777

  Tel: +1-330-273-5090

  Fax: +1-330-225-8743


  Main sale data in 2016:

  Coatings Sales: $ 4.813 billion

  Number of employees: 13,000

  Coatings Sales: 0.538 billion liters

  Geographic Sales: Europe、Middle East、Africa 23%,North America 68%,Latin America 6%,Asia Pacific 3%

  Board Members:

  Frank C. Sullivan: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

  Ronald A.Rice:President and Chief Operating Officer

  Russell L.Gordon:Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

  Edward W.Moore:Senior Vice President,General Counsel,Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary

  John F.Kramer:Vice President - Corporate Development

  Main development areat:

  - North America continue to maintain the steady growth of the market

  - In Europe, the Middle East, Africa and other emerging markets has been a steady development

  Market Positioning:

  North America: industrial coatings, architectural coatings

  Europe: Industrial Coatings

  Asia-Pacific and Latin America and other emerging markets: industrial coatings, architectural coatings


  Feb 11, 2016,RPM International Inc. today announced that its Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc. subsidiary within the RPM Specialty Products Group has acquired Holton Food Products Company, a leading U.S. supplier of food stabilizer and dry egg white products for the bakery and prepared food markets. Based in LaGrange, near Chicago, Illinois, Holton has annual net sales of $7 million. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to be accretive to earnings within one year, were not disclosed.

  Mar 3, 2016,RPM International Inc. today announced that its Rust-Oleum Corporation subsidiary has acquired Seal-Krete, a leading U.S. manufacturer of concrete care coatings and sealants for the retail market with annual net sales in excess of $10 million. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to be accretive to earnings within one year, were not disclosed.

  May 18, 2016,RPM International Inc. today announced that its Carboline Company subsidiary acquired the remaining 51% interest in its Chinese joint venture, Carboline Dalian Paint Production Co., Ltd. (Carboline Dalian), bringing its total ownership to 100%. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to be accretive to earnings within one year, were not disclosed.

  July 7, 2016,RPM International Inc. today announced that Applied Polymerics, Inc. & Marketing Associates, Inc. a specialist civil engineering and construction organization focusing on bridges, roads and major structures, has been acquired to be part of its Universal Sealants (U.K.) Limited (USL) business within the RPM Performance Coatings Group. API/MAI manufactures, supplies and installs specialist construction products, including bridge expansion joints, concrete repair compounds, protective coatings and pavement preservation products. Based in Mount Airy, North Carolina, it has annual net sales of approximately $14 million. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to be accretive to earnings within one year, were not disclosed.

  Sept. 12, 2016,RPM International Inc. today announced that it has acquired Specialty Polymer Coatings, Inc. (SPC), a Canadian manufacturer of high-performance coatings for the global oil and gas pipeline market with annual net sales of approximately $26 million. It will operate as a free-standing business within the RPM Performance Coatings Group and report through the Carboline Company. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to be accretive to earnings within one year, were not disclosed.


  Company Profile:

  Valspar is a global leader in the coatings industry. We create value and achieve strong financial results by investing in differentiated technologies, producing high-quality products, building brands consumers trust and providing outstanding customer service. Our 11,000 employees worldwide deliver advanced coatings solutions with best-in-class appearance, performance, protection and sustainability to customers in more than 100 countries.

  Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

  PO Box: 55415-1211

  Phone: +612-332-7371

  Fax: +612-375-7723


  Main sale data in 2016:

  Coatings Sales: $ 4.366 billion

  Number of employees: 11,000

  Coatings Sales: 0.488 billion liters

  Geographic Sales: Europe 17%,North America 56%,Latin America 5%,Asia Pacific 22%,

  Board Members:

  Gary E. Hendrickson:Chaiman,President and CHief Executive Officer

  James L. Muehlbauer:Executive Vice President,Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

  Cynthia A. Arnold:Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

  Howard C. Heckes:Executive Vice President and President, Global Coatings

  Les H. Ireland:Executive Vice President and President, Global Consumer Paints

  Main development area:

  - The North American market is still the main market, contribution more than half of sales

  - Expand market share in Asia Pacific and Europe

  Market Positioning:

  North America: decorative coatings, architectural coatings

  Europe: decorative coating

  Asia-Pacific and Latin America and other emerging markets: decorative coatings, architectural coatings


  Feb. 10, 2016,The Valspar Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of ISVA Vernici, a European coil coatings manufacturer headquartered in Turin, Italy. The ISVA acquisition extends Valspar's manufacturing footprint in Europe and brings customers an expanded product offering and increased customer service capabilities. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

  April 6, 2016,Valspar, the nation's most widely distributed paint brand, has completed a multi-year reformulation initiative that's yielded a comprehensive line of high-performing, zero-VOC products. Noticeably absent from the lineup are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), chemicals that can impact indoor air quality. Each product has earned GREENGUARD Gold Certification, validating that they meet very rigorous indoor clean air standards, while maintaining the highest standards for durability, performance and color consistency..

  June 29, 2016,The Valspar Corporation announced that at the Company's Special Meeting of Shareholders held earlier today, Valspar shareholders voted to approve the Company's proposed acquisition by The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW). The transaction is expected to close by the end of Q1 calendar year 2017, and remains subject to customary closing conditions, including the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the U.S. Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and regulatory approvals in various other jurisdictions.

  July 5, 2016,The Valspar Corporation announced that it is expanding production capacity at its Singapore facility to meet increased demand for its food and beverage packaging products in the Asia Pacific region. The expansion is expected to come on line in 2017.

  Aug 24, 2016,The Valspar Corporation’s Wood Coatings division today announced a long-term distribution agreement with HGH Hardware Supply, Inc. to offer Valspar Wood Coatings to cabinet, furniture and millwork manufacturers throughout the southeastern United States.

  6.NIPPON Paint

  Company Profile:

  Since its inception in 1881, Nippon Paint has experienced more than 100 years of growth and has become one of the world’s major automotive paint suppliers and the largest supplier of decorative paints. Nippon Paint produces coatings for the automotive market, the marine coatings market, as well as industrial products. It also makes paints for residential and commercial buildings and for the do-it-yourself market. In the world with more than 30 production bases, with the constant dedication of combining the concepts of “eco” and “color” together, Nippon Paint is living up to its promise fora greener and better life for its customers.

  North ward ,Osaka Oyodokita ,Japan

  PO Box: 531-8511

  Tel: +81-6-6458-1111

  Fax: +81-6-6285-6344


  Main sale data in 2016:

  Coatings Sales: $4.238 billion

  Number of employees: 7,700

  Coatings Sales: 0.474 billion liters

  Geographic Sales: Asia Pacific 82%,Europe 8%,Americas 10%

  Board Members:

  Kenji Sakai:Chairman of the Board

  Tetsushi Tado:President, Representative Director of the Board

  Kanji Nishijima:Senior Vice President, Representative Director of the Board

  Manabu Minami:Senior Executive Officer, Director of the Board

  Main development area:

  -Keep decorative coatings in the Asia Pacific region's leading position

  -Expansion of layout in Europe and North America market

  Market Positioning:

  Asia-Pacific market: decorative coatings, automotive coatings, industrial coatings, marine coatings

  Europe: automotive coatings, industrial coatings

  Americas: automotive coatings, industrial coatings


  Jan 5,2016,Super Brands China as a brand of China’s strict selection and transparent mechanism of prizes,annual awards ceremony in Shanghai.Research every year to participate in the award of the tens of thousands of Brands,only less than 1% of consumers nominated brand eventually meet the Super Brands China global audit standards.Nippon Paint China,as a leading brand of China coating industry the fifth year in a row winning “The Chinese love of the brand”.

  Mar 4,2016,Nippon Paint China hand in hand Tmall held in Shanghai "Nippon @ Tmall, refresh thousands of happiness" refresh service federation Tmall decoration exclusive strategic cooperation media conference, Nippon Paint China president Eric Chung, Tmall home & car division general manager li-cheng wang and Nippon refresh service representatives attended the conference.

  Apr 19,2016,Nippon Paint China Auto Refinish Coatings Divison through strict screening, with its excellent system of waterborne coatings products and high quality service ability, to be designated as changan Mazda at domestic of one of the two major car repair paint suppliers.

  Aug 17,2016,Recently Nippon new second generation coating of "car repair paint" nax E3WB series products officially listed.The product of the industry in the advanced technology, with low consumption, environmental protection, high efficiency three features, will further promote the development of waterborne coating industry.

  Oct 14,2016,Nippon sets yearly produces 80000 tons of waterborne coatings project in Kunming Yunnan,this is Nippon Paint China over the next three years plan strategy in implementation of the important steps in southwest China.

  7.DIAMOND Paint

  Company Profile:

  U.S. Diamond Paint Company was founded in 1926 and headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, its architectural coatings market share in the world paint is paint brand leader. The company is an OEM applications for industrial liquid and powder coatings, architectural coatings for commercial applications and owners of heavy protective coatings and paints. Diamond Vogel produces industrial coatings are widely used in aerospace, airport maintenance, ship, shipping traffic and heavy maintenance coatings. Company in the world with 13 production bases, there are more than 1000 sales center.

  Des Moines, Iowa City, USA

  PO Box: 50309 -3723

  Tel: 1-626-513-2983

  Fax: 1-626-333-8885


  Main sale data in 2016:

  Coatings Sales: $ 4.054 billion

  Number of employees: 1,0600

  Coatings Sales:0.453 billion liters

  Geographic Sales: Europe 39%,Americas 45%,Asia Pacific 16% Board Members:

  Drew Vogel: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

  Doug Vogel: Vice president and director of traffic and heavy-duty coatings

  Mark Vogel: Vice President and Director, Industrial Coatings

  Frank Drewk: Vice President and Director of Architectural Coatings Main development area:

  - Continue to maintain the stability of Europe and the Americas growth

  Increase in the Asia Pacific region, efforts to expand in emerging markets, and achieve greater growth

  Market Positioning:

  Europe: heavy duty coatings, industrial coatings

  North America: architectural coatings, industrial coatings, traffic paint

  Emerging markets such as Asia Pacific and Latin America: architectural coatings, industrial coatings


  March 28,2016 ,U.S. Diamond Paint and Keep Iowa Beautiful today announced the grant awards for the 2016 Paint Iowa Beautiful program. The program provides free paint to a wide vareity of public service projects throughout Iowa. The program is administered by Keep Iowa Beautiful with paint provided by the U.S. Diamond Paint Company.

  April 27, 2016,U.S. Diamond Paint will thank their customers for 90 wonderful years of business with a three day anniversary party at their service center locations. Starting Wednesday, April 27 and culminating Friday, April 29, all U.S. Diamond Paint locations will have outstanding specials, balloons, and fun activities.

  U.S. Diamond Paint commitment to innovative solutions is designed to fulfill certain basic human needs: protection against the natural elements, clean water, dependable energy supplies, advanced transport infrastructures, maintaining the value of our buildings, safer and faster travel. Diamond Vogel is constantly adapting its products and systems to the changing requirements of its customers and end users - and in so doing is continually extending the range of applications. This corresponds with Diamond paint Coatings Company's corporate mission statement: “We strengthen the positions of excellence which we have reached and develop new success potentials by constantly renewing and improving our products, systems and procedures.”


  Company Profile:

  Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.

  United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  PO Box 19103

  Tel: +1-855-547-1461

  Fax: +1-302-892-5615


  Main sale data in 2016:

  Coatings Sales: $3.978 billion

  Number of employees: 12,800

  Coatings Sales: 0.449 billion liters

  Geographic Sales: Europe、Middle East、Africa 35%,North America 34%,Asia Pacific 18%,Latin America 13%

  Board Members:

  Charles W. Shaver:Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

  Robert W.Bryant:Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

  Michael A. Cashr:Senior Vice President and President, Industrial Coatings

  Steven R. Markevich:Executive Vice President and President, Transportation Coatings

  Barry Snyder:Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

  Rajeev Rao:Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

  Main development area:

  -Asia Pacific region automotive coatings sales and market share continue to grow.

  -Automotive coatings, high performance coatings in Europe and North America Continue to dominate.

  Market Positioning:

  North America: automotive coatings, architectural coatings

  Europe: Automotive Coatings

  Asia-Pacific market: architectural coatings automotive coatings


  Mar 8,2016,Axalta Coating Systems and Ducks Unlimited, the world leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, today jointly announced that restoration work on the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge is the first conservation project reinforced by their partnership. This project marks the first of many cooperative ventures as part of a $10 million conservation program supported by Axalta over the course of five years.

  May 24,2016,Axalta Coating Systems has announced the sale of 25,000,000 common shares on an underwritten basis by affiliates of The Carlyle Group (“Carlyle”). In addition, the underwriter will have a 30-day option to purchase up to 3,750,000 additional common shares from Carlyle. Axalta will not receive any of the proceeds from the offering of shares by Carlyle. Closing of the offering is expected to occur on or about May 31, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.

  Jun 8,2016,Axalta Coating Systems officially opens its newly expanded European Technology Centre (ETC) in Wuppertal, Germany today. The center will be home to the company’s liquid coating research facilities for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

  Jun 30,2016,Axalta Coating Systems has completed its acquisition of High Performance Coating Sdn. Bhd., a leader in refinish coatings in Southeast Asia. The acquisition will strengthen Axalta’s capability to serve refinish customers in the region with additional product offerings and an expanded sales and service network.

  Jul 28,2016,Axalta Coating Systems has announced the pricing of the previously announced sale of 41,621,996 common shares on an underwritten basis by affiliates of The Carlyle Group (“Carlyle”), at a price to the public of $28.25 per share. The last reported sale price of Axalta’s common shares on July 27, 2016 was $28.97 per share. Axalta will not receive any of the proceeds from the offering of shares by Carlyle. Closing of the offering is expected to occur on or about August 2, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.

  Aug 1,2016,Axalta Coating Systems has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Dura Coat Products, a leading manufacturer of coatings for metal coil and aluminum extrusion markets in North America.

  Sep 13,2016,Axalta Coating Systems celebrated its 150th anniversary in the coatings industry with special events in Shanghai, headquarters for its greater China operations. The day-long series of events included an exhibition of company products and history and was capped off by a celebration with customers, business partners, officials, industry association representatives, and other guests who have supported Axalta’s growth in China since it began operations there more than 30 years ago. Axalta also recognized employees who have been fundamental to the company’s success at an event of their own.

  9. SACAL

  Company Profile:

  Founded in 1910, SACAL International Group Inc. is a global integrated company, headquartered locates in London, England. Having more than 100 productions and marketing subsidiaries in more than 70 countries around the world. It's core business areas include specialty chemicals, architectural coatings and industrial coatings. The company goal is Help customers create added value.

  London UK

  Tel: +44 (0) 2030263350

  Fax: +44 (0) 2030261529


  Main sale data in 2016:

  Coatings Sales: $3.728 billion

  Number of employees: 13,200

  Coatings Sales: 0.417 billion liters

  Geographic Sales: Europe 47%, Americas 32%, Asia Pacific 21%

  Board Members:

  Jan Jenisch:Chief Executive Officer

  Silvio Ponti:Deputy CEO,Building Systems Industry

  Alexander Boleibole: Director of Engineering

  Christopher Ganz: Director of Marketing.

  Main development area:

  -Stability of the European market

  -America and the Asia Pacific market continues to grow steadily

  Market Positioning:

  Europe: architectural coatings, specialty chemicals, industrial coatings

  North America: architectural coatings, specialty chemicals

  Emerging markets such as Asia Pacific and Latin America: architectural coatings, specialty chemicals.


  SACAL International Group Inc. continuous innovation, the goal is to help customers create added value, always keep one step ahead of competitive advantage, and actively advocated the concept of energy conservation and environmental protection.

  Relying on the perfect system, a good brand image, high quality technical services, competitive and reasonable price, SACAL has always been committed to provide consumers with more innovative and high quality products, and ensure people have a more safer and healthy living environment, It is also the key which SACAL has been maintaining its high-quality.

  SACAL is a strong tradition of innovation with the company, continued pursuit of excellence in innovation levels. This means constantly developing innovative products and solutions. SACAL International Group Inc. realizes the promise of environmental protection and energy conservation to the society according to the principle of "quality first, to be environmentally protective and to be energy conservative"; realize the promise of quality assurance to the engineering agents; realize the promise to the terminal after-sale service. The demands of terminal markets are our guidelines. Establish mutual communication with agents and consumers to ensure the pertinence to market orientation and the effectiveness of marketing policies.


  Company Profile:

  BASF broad portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. In 2016, BASF posted sales of €70 billion and income from operations before special items of approximately €6.7 billion. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through research and innovation, we support our customers in nearly every industry in meeting the current and future needs of society. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.

  Ludwigshafen, Germany

  PO Box: 61309

  Phone: +49 621 60-0

  Fax: +49 621 60-42525


  Main sale data in 2016:

  Coatings Sales: $ 3.521 billion

  Number of employees: 112,400

  Coatings Sales: 0.394 billion liters

  Geographic Sales: Europe、Middle East、Africa 41%,Americas 29%,Asia Pacific 30%

  Board Members:

  Kurt Bock:Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors

  Dr. Hans Engel:Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer

  Dr. Beate Ehle:Executive Vice President, BASF Corporation and President

  Fried-Walter Munstermann:Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

  Frank A. Bozich:President, Global Catalysts Division

  David Stryker:Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

  Main development area:

  -The Asia Pacific market expanding, laid the foundation for steady development

  -EMEA is still the main development area.

  Market Positioning:

  Europe、Middle East、Africa: Performance Coatings

  America: high-performance coatings, architectural coatings Asia-Pacific market: architectural coatings


  April 20, 2016,BASF has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Guangdong Yinfan Chemistry Co., Ltd. (“Yinfan”) in China. With this acquisition, BASF will establish a stronger coatings production footprint by gaining access to a state-of-the-art automotive refinish coatings plant in China. It will also enable BASF to broaden its automotive refinish portfolio in Asia Pacific by adding the Yinfan line of products to its successful global brands including Glasurit®, R-M®, baslac® and Norbin®.

  June 17, 2016,BASF has signed an agreement to acquire Albemarle’s global surface treatment business, Chemetall. The purchase price is $3.2 billion. The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant authorities and is expected to close by the end of 2016.

  June 30, 2016,BASF announced today the launch of its Colors & Effects brand, bundling BASF’s global pigments business. The new brand encompasses BASF’s distinct colorants and effect pigments portfolio, and serves customers across five key industries, including coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics, and agriculture.

  JUL 20, 2016,BASF is stepping up its regional research and development (R&D) activities for automotive coatings in a new world-class platform at the BASF Innovation Campus Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China. At these state-of-the-art coatings and coating resins laboratories, the company’s R&D team is innovating to address regional automotive customers’ growing demands for high-performance, quality and flexible coatings solutions with a lower environmental impact.

  AUG 29, 2016,BASF has sold its global photoinitiator business to IGM Resins B.V., Netherlands, a global producer and supplier of radiation-curable material. High-performance photoinitiators dedicated to specific needs of electronics customers are not part of the divestment, as the electronics industry is one of BASF’s strategic focus areas.

  DEC 15,2016,BASF has completed the sale of its global industrial coatings businesses to AkzoNobel. The transaction includes technologies, patents and trademarks, as well as the transfer of dedicated production sites in Deeside, United Kingdom, and Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.

  Data from: company annual reports, sales reports and data analysis, participate in the edit this report world paints and coatings industry association (WPCIA) and coating research association (PRA) coalition industry senior researcher:

  This report joint editor: Edward Moore (world paints and coatings industry association industry senior researcher)

  John Cramer (coating research association senior researcher)