Pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life

Who we are

Look around you. Chances are you’re surrounded by surfaces. Flat ones, curved ones. Rough ones, smooth ones. They may look different, but they have something in common – they all need coating.

We’ve been inventing the future of coatings since 1792. As pioneers in bringing surfaces to life, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. In fact, our world class portfolio of brands is trusted by customers around the globe.

Our visionary approach means we constantly embrace new ideas to keep us at the forefront of the industry. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable coatings company (see the Sustainability statements).

What we do

We’re experts in making coatings, although that hardly begins to tell the whole story. We use our passion for paint to make a difference – both big and small. So the things our products can do may surprise you, whether they’re applied to boats, buildings, cars, planes, phones, walls or wood.

Our coatings can give a surface a personality – or even a superpower – like the ability to purify indoor air, harness solar energy and transform spaces with color. So we never stand still. Because there are industries to reinvent, environments to protect and boundaries to push. As global pioneers, it’s in our nature to keep learning, keep discovering and keep innovating (see the Innovation section of the Our strategy chapter).

Modern building (photo)
Cars in the city (photo)
Skyscraper (photo)
Burj al Arab, Dubai UAE (photo)

Our journey continues

We’re on an exciting journey to become the frontrunner in our industry. Having delivered on our Winning together: 15 by 20 ambition (see the How we delivered on 15 by 20 section of the Our strategy chapter), we’ve now entered the next phase – Grow & Deliver – which is all about building on the strong foundation we’ve established (see the Our strategy section).

We’ll be guided by the values and behaviors that underpin everything we do as we continue to accelerate towards truly becoming the reference in paints and coatings.

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