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PPG’s Polish Plant Starts Production

Friday, June 14, 2013

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PPG Industries recently announced it started manufacturing protective and marine coatings at its facility in Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland.

The facility now produces protective and marine coatings products for the construction, petrochemical, shipbuilding and energy industries, PPG said in a press release.

Growth Strategy

The facility previously produced architectural coatings and was part of PPG's acquisition of Dyrup A/S in January 2012.

PPG Poland plant

A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the start of protective and marine coatings product at the Poland plant. (l-r) Andrzej Suchecki, managing director of customer Centormost Plock; Jaroslaw Urbaniak, mayor of Ostrów Wielkopolski; and Tim Knavish, VP, protective and marine coatings.

"The Ostrów manufacturing plant is a key part of our strategy to grow and expand in this region," said Tim Knavish, PPG vice president, protective and marine coatings.

"It has been transformed into one of PPG's most modern and efficient manufacturing facilities, and the strategic investment will strengthen our position in fast-growing markets throughout Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey," Knavish said.

The plant now produces coatings such as epoxy, hardener, alkyd, acrylic, zinc and polyurethane products.

PPG moved its architectural coatings production from this site to its Wroclaw, Poland, manufacturing complex.



Tagged categories: Acquisitions; Architectural coatings; Marine Coatings; PPG

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