PPG begins producing protective and marine coatings at Poland facility

Additional manufacturing supports regional PMC business expansion

During the opening ceremony, from left, Andrzej Suchecki, managing director of PPG customer Centormost Plock, and Jarosław Urbaniak, mayor of Ostrów Wielkopolski, joined Tim Knavish, PPG vice president, protective and marine coatings, in cutting the ribbon and celebrating the start of protective and marine coatings production for PPG in Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland.
AMSTERDAM, May 22, 2013 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced it has started manufacturing protective and marine coatings (PMC) at the company’s facility in Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland. The facility, which previously produced architectural coatings and was part of PPG’s January 2012 acquisition of Dyrup A/S, now produces PMC products for the construction, petrochemical, shipbuilding and energy industries.

“The Ostrów manufacturing plant is a key part of our strategy to grow and expand in this region," said Tim Knavish, PPG vice president, protective and marine coatings. "It has been transformed into one of PPG’s most modern and efficient manufacturing facilities, and the strategic investment will strengthen our position in fast-growing markets throughout Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey.”

The plant now produces coatings for the PMC business such as epoxy, hardener, alkyd, acrylic, zinc and polyurethane products. PPG moved architectural coatings production from this site to its Wroclaw, Poland, manufacturing complex – one of the company’s largest sites worldwide.

PPG’s PMC business is a world leader in protective and marine coatings. Its products protect customers’ assets in some of the world’s most demanding conditions and environments, such as projects in energy, infrastructure and marine markets. PPG PMC features lines such as the SIGMA COATINGS(R) and AMERCOAT(R) brands. For more about PPG’s protective and marine coatings, visit www.ppgpmc.com.

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Amercoat is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
SIGMA COATINGS is a registered trademark of PPG Coatings Nederland B.V.

Marielle Van Der Linden
PPG Protective and Marine Coatings

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