Adhesives Magazine

PPG Completes Purchase of Colombian Coatings Business

January 26, 2012

PPG Industries recently announced that it and its subsidiary, PPG Industries Colombia, have completed the acquisition of the coatings businesses of Colpisa Colombiana de Pinturas and its affiliates, including Colpisa Ecuador.

“PPG is pleased with the completion of the Colpisa acquisition, and we look forward to building our presence in Colombia to serve and grow with our customers in the region,” said Tim Knavish, vice president, automotive OEM coatings, Americas for PPG. “This acquisition is further evidence of PPG’s commitment to global growth in coatings.”

In acquiring Colpisa, PPG reportedly becomes the only major coatings supplier with a direct automotive OEM coatings manufacturing presence in Colombia and a leading provider of a full line of automotive refinish products in Colombia with an established distribution network, according to Knavish. Colpisa has been a technology licensee of PPG automotive OEM coatings since 1996 and a distributor of PPG automotive refinish products since 2004. PPG now operates Colpisa’s coatings manufacturing facility in Itagüí, Colombia, which employs about 315 people.

For more information, visit www.ppg.com.