PPG Industries introduction
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, ranked on the Fortune 500, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. According to Fortune, PPG has been listed as “Global Most Admired Chemical Companies” for years.
PPG is one of the few global chemical companies that first invested in China in the 1980s. With China headquarters located in Shanghai, PPG has around 4,000 employees in Mainland China. So far, PPG operates fourteen manufacturing plants throughout China, including facilities in Tianjin, Shanghai, Suzhou, Kunshan, Wuhu, Zhangjiagang, Zibo, Guangzhou and trading companies, offices, R&D centers and training centers in Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Suzhou and Guangzhou. In China, PPG produces and sells eleven major products, including aerospace materials, automotive OEM coatings, industrial coatings, packaging coatings, architectural Coatings, automotive Refinish, light industrial coatings, protective & marine coatings, fiber glass, flat glass and optical products.