Once again, Coatings World brings the industry The Top Companies Report—the only truly global ranking of the top manufacturers of paints, coatings, adhesives and sealants.
Our editorial staff has spent long hours researching the industry to provide you with the most accurate ranking of paint and coatings manufacturers operating in the global industry. Rankings are based on annual sales in U.S. dollars. For companies based outside the U.S., sales are translated into U.S. dollars using exchange rates from the company’s fiscal closing date. For privately-held companies, our staff interviews different industry sources to come up with an accurate estimate of annual sales. All told, we profiled 64 companies in this report. All have sales of $100 million annually.
Consolidation continues to shape the industry. After the dust settled from last year’s blockbuster deals—AkzoNobel’s purchase of ICI and PPG’s purchase of SigmaKalon—the revenues for these two firms have risen sharply. AkzoNobel maintains it lead role and PPG has moved into the number two slot. While I was researching this year’s report I took a look back at the list of top companies from ten years ago and it was interesting to compare. Some companies are still here, some long gone. Take a look for yourself at the lists below. I wonder what it will look like ten years from now?
Our Top Companies Report is intended to provide our readers with a snapshot of the industry’s most influential players. We hope you will come away with a clearer insight into the future of this truly global and always evolving industry.