PPG Aerospace center in Hamburg, Germany, earns top FACC supplier award

Application support center honored as coatings, sealants and chemicals supplier

FACC Purchasing Director Rudolf Leitner (front right) presents a trophy and certificate to Ulrich Krüger (front left), PPG Deutschland Sales & Services GmbH managing director, at PPG’s Hamburg, Germany, application support center. With them are, from left, PPG ASC-Hamburg employees Steffi Oseloff, Werner Luedicke, Dr. Karen Langner, Dennis Meyerholz and Jakob Szablewski, as well as FACC employee Evelyn Maisrimel.
HAMBURG, Germany, June 9, 2011 – The Hamburg, Germany, application support center operated by PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) aerospace business has earned the Excellent Supplier Award 2010 in Gold from Austrian aviation supplier FACC AG for “consistent outstanding performance” providing coatings, sealants, aircraft maintenance chemicals, and packaging and application systems.

FACC presents the annual award in gold, silver and bronze to recognize three suppliers for exceptional commitment and exemplary performance in continually providing high-quality products and reliable adherence to delivery requirements. Other factors considered include customer service, flexibility, cooperation, and willingness to develop, accept and implement cost-saving and process-optimizing measures.

FACC Purchasing Director Rudolf Leitner visited Hamburg to present the Excellent Supplier Award trophy to Ulrich Krüger, managing director, PPG Deutschland Sales & Services GmbH, and his team in a formal ceremony.

“This is a tremendous honor for PPG Aerospace and the PPG ASC-Hamburg team, especially given that FACC is a key customer and a leading producer and designer of composite parts for aviation applications,” said Roald Johannsen, PPG Aerospace general manager for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. “With our unique global network of application support centers and extensive product offerings, PPG has the resources to meet FACC’s critical needs as a world-class aviation supplier.”

ASC-Hamburg supplies FACC’s production facilities in Ort, Reichersberg and Ried, Austria. It color-matches top coatings onsite and packages and delivers products to FACC specifications from PPG Aerospace European and U.S. facilities.

PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business of PPG Industries. PPG Aerospace – PRC-DeSoto is the leading global producer and distributor of aerospace coatings, sealants, and packaging and application systems. PPG Aerospace – Transparencies is the world’s largest supplier of aircraft windshields, windows and canopies.

About FACC
FACC AG is one of the world’s leading companies in the development and production of advanced fiber-reinforced composite components and systems for the aviation industry. Its range of products reaches from structural components for the fuselage and wings to engine components to complete passenger cabins for passenger planes and helicopters. FACC is a supplier to all large aircraft manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, COMAC and Sukhoi as well as engine manufacturers and sub-suppliers of OEMs. In the business year 2010-11, FACC achieved a turnover of 271.8 million Euros and employed an average of 1,582 employees. Further information can be found under www.facc.at.

About PPG
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.


Audrey Fujimoto
PPG Aerospace

Jean Verlich
JV Communications