JV OFFERS EXPANDED COATINGS SERVICE TO MIDDLE EAST
Sherwin-Williams has expanded its
services in the Middle East after establishing a new business in Saudi Arabia.
The Joint Venture,
between Sherwin-Williams and Saudi Arabia-based Red Sea Housing Services Company, has launched Premier Paints Company,
which will serve customers in the busy architectural, energy and construction sectors in the region.
Premier Paints Company, which has unveiled its new headquarters and manufacturing plant in Jeddah, will support the
distribution and sales of Sherwin-Williams’ leading architectural and protective coatings systems, including specialist
products for the structural steel and oil and gas industries.
Officially opened by His Excellency
Dr. Tawfiq Al Rabiah, Saudi Arabia’s minister of commerce and industry, the facility is supported by a dedicated
technical team offering advice across the portfolio of products and services.
Chris Connor, chairman and CEO of
Sherwin-Williams, said: "We thank the Red Sea Housing Services Company for their expertise and support as we embark on
this exciting joint venture opportunity to increase the presence of Sherwin-Williams in the Middle East market."
His Excellency Amr Abdullah Al Dabbagh, chairman of Red Sea Housing Services Company, said: "I take great pleasure in
announcing our joint venture with Sherwin-Williams and the launch of Premier Paints Company in the Middle East. We are
pleased that through this venture we will be able to continue the tradition of introducing innovative products under our
business portfolio to our discerning customers."
Sherwin-Williams’ Protective and Marine Coatings EMEA division is
based in Bolton, UK, and is part of the global Sherwin-Williams Company, a leader in the manufacture, development,
distribution and sale of coatings and related products. It serves sectors including civil construction, marine, energy,
fire protection and mining.
Red Sea Housing Company provides diverse housing and logistics
solutions, including permanent and temporary housing complexes for employees of businesses operating in the oil and gas and
mining sectors. With a presence in more than 60 countries, it operates manufacturing facilities in the United Arab
Emirates, Africa and Saudi Arabia.
Notes to editors
Protective & Marine Coatings.
The Sherwin-Williams Company was founded in 1866 in Cleveland, Ohio
by Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams. Today, the company is a global leader in the development, manufacture and sale of
coatings and industrial related products with approximately 33,000 employees and business in 116 countries. With annual
sales of more than $10 billion, Sherwin-Williams is the third largest coatings company in the world and the largest
coatings manufacturer in the United States. (NYSE: SHW).
In 2011, Sherwin-Williams acquired Leighs
Paints, based in Bolton, UK. The company now trades as Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings and has sales and
technical support centres in Germany and UAE. Whether providing passive fire protection from the world class FIRETEX®
range, or high performance anti-corrosive coatings solutions, Sherwin-Williams is committed to developing and delivering
innovative protective and marine coatings, unparalleled service and expert specification support to its customers.
For more information, please contact:
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings Marketing
Communications Manager – EMEA
tel: +44 (0)1204 521 771
For EMEA press enquiries:
Paul Tustin / Ben
Freshfield, 12 Winckley Sq, Derby House, Preston
tel: +44 (0)1772
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