Then and Now: Where Have All the Paint Companies Gone?

From JPCL, March 2021

By Brian Goldie, Technical Editor, JPCL (with apologies, again, to Pete Seeger)*

The early days of JPCL and SSPC were marked by a period of drastic industry consolidation, and in 2010, JPCL took stock of the shrinking number of players in the global coatings market due to mergers and acquisitions. This update brings readers up to date on ongoing coatings industry consolidation....


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Comment from Bob Bellow, (4/19/2021, 7:01 AM)

Forgot that SW bought Valspar


Comment from Mark Edmonds, (4/24/2021, 12:11 PM)

My research shows SW 2020 sales at 18.3 billion. PPG 2020 sales at 13.8. Help me understand how PPG is listed as #1.


Comment from Eric Linak, (7/3/2021, 4:02 PM)

You have to remember that Sherwin sells a lot of paint at the retail level. The same gallon of paint that is valued at say $1/gallon at the wholesale level might be $20/gal at the retail level. Plus Sherwin stores sell a lot of accessories like spray guns, ladders, etc. which add to its total sales. PPG also has stores, but not as many.


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