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Friday, October 28, 2011

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The global paint and coatings industry continues to consolidate, as Quest Specialty Coatings acquires protective coatings maker Patriot Paint and PPG Industries absorbs European architectural concern Dyrup.

Quest Specialty Coatings / Patriot Paint

Quest Specialty Coatings, a division of Quest Specialty Chemicals, has acquired the coatings business of Patriot Paint, of Portland, IN. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 Patriot Paint

 Patriot Paint

Patriot Paint provides coatings for transportation, material handling and general industry applications.

Founded in 1980 as a manufacturer of industrial anti-corrosive coatings, Patriot Paint produces coatings systems for a wide variety of metal substrates, from zero-VOC, anti-corrosive transportation coatings to multilayer decorative systems for metal caskets.

In 2007, the company was acquired by Polymer, a group of paint and chemical manufacturers.

Industrial, Transportation Markets

The new acquisition expands the coatings portfolio of Quest Specialty Chemicals, a holding company based in Menomonee Falls, WI. The company is a manufacturer of specialty coatings for the building industry, automotive, and OEM industrial markets.

Quest Specialty Chemicals also owns United Coatings, Quest Construction Products, Hydro-Stop, Zolatone, Fox Color, Raabe Company and Matrix System.

Quest Specialty Coatings is a major manufacturer in the aftermarket automotive paint industry, supplying paints, primers, hardeners, clear coats, and reducers.

“The acquisition of Patriot Paint adds to our product and market offerings in our overall objective to provide the industrial and transportation markets with a variety of solutions for how to protect and treat all metal substrates,” said David Brunori, Executive Vice President, Quest Specialty Coatings.

The acquisition is the ninth for Quest Specialty Chemicals, founded in 2004.

PPG / Dyrup

PPG will gain a new foothold in the European architectural coatings market with its $160 million purchase of Copenhagen-based Dyrup A/S, manufacturer of architectural coatings and specialty products.

The deal is set to close Jan. 5, 2012.  Dyrup is now owned by Monberg & Thorsen, a public holding company.

The acquisition expands PPG’s geographic reach within Europe as well as its product portfolio.

Dyrup’s Bondex, Dyrup, GORI and Xylophene brands are well known in both the DIY and professional markets, particularly in the wood care area. The company operates six manufacturing facilities on the continent and had $270 million in sales in 2010.

Growing European Presence

The deal “will help to grow PPG’s presence in key countries such as Poland, France and Denmark, and to establish PPG in Portugal, Spain and Germany, where PPG today has little or no architectural coatings presence,” said Viktor R. Sekmakas, president, PPG Europe.

 Viktor R. Sekmakas, President, PPG Europe
Acquiring Dyrup will establish PPG in Portugal, Spain and Germany, where the company has little or no architectural presence, said Viktor R. Sekmakas, of PPG Europe.

J. Rich Alexander, who heads PPG’s architectural coatings businesses, said, “We look forward to integrating Dyrup and its many highly skilled employees into our European business and to securing the future for Dyrup’s brands and customers.”

Monberg & Thorsen CEO Jørgen Nicolajsen said, “Dyrup and PPG represents a strong strategic combination with possibilities for further growth and synergies.”


Tagged categories: Acquisitions; Corrosion control coatings; Corrosion resistance; High-performance coatings; Mergers; Metals; PPG; Quest Specialty Chemicals

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