On the 6th July 2011 the Sherwin-Williams Company acquired Leighs Paints.
The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers.
With 32,000 associates and $7.7 billion in sales, it is the USA’s no.1 paint and coatings company; no.3 in the world.
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. I am confident this decision will be of great benefit to both companies and our customers well into the future.”
George Heath, President of Sherwin-Williams Global Finishes Group, stated,
“This acquisition is another important step in our efforts to strengthen our growing global platform. In joining our Protective & Marine Coatings Division, Leighs Paints FIRETEX brand provides a new opportunity for us to better serve our customers around the world with outstanding technology, people, and assets.”