Fire protection coatings company acquired by Sherwin-Willams

Published:  06 July, 2011

The Sherwin-Williams Company announced has closed a definitive agreement to acquire Leighs Paints, a protective and marine and fire protection coatings business.

Headquartered in Bolton, UK, Leighs Paints is one of the top industrial fire protection coatings companies in the world. It has a comprehensive line of passive fire protection (PFP) intumescent products for both the hydrocarbon and cellulosic markets.

Leighs Paints leading FIRETEX brand has been used on over 400 projects around the world protecting off shore platforms, refineries, chemical plants, airports, and hospitals.

Leighs Paints has 260 employees and operates one manufacturing facility. Sales and technical support centers are located in the UK, Germany, Canada, India, and UAE. Products are currently distributed across 47 countries worldwide.  

Sales and purchase price were not disclosed.

Chris Connor, Chairman and CEO of The Sherwin-Williams Company, said, “We are very pleased to bring Leighs Paints, a well-respected company, and their employees into the Sherwin-Williams family. Combined, our two companies have nearly three centuries of experience in coatings innovation. This is another positive step in our strategy of steady growth and expansion through quality products and people who provide excellent customer service. This acquisition reaffirms our strategic commitment to growing globally.”

Brian Leigh-Bramwell, Chairman of Leighs Paints, said, “This outstanding company has been a part of my family for the past 151 years. Sherwin-Williams shares many similarities with Leighs Paints both in terms of history, culture, and customer focus. I am confident this decision will be of great benefit to both companies and our customers well into the future.”

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