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Company History

Around the world PPG products are part of day-to-day life

Over more than 130 years, since the company was established in 1883 as the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., consumers around the globe have trusted PPG Industries to supply them with innovative technologies and solutions. PPG products play key roles in an extraordinary variety of industries and applications. From cars, trucks and motorcycles to aircraft, ships, homes and commercial structures you will find PPG products being used. We even play a part in the creation of everyday items, such as sports shoes, white goods, tennis rackets and beverage containers!
 
Today, PPG Industries is the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company offering a vast and diverse range that includes automotive OEM and refinish coatings, protective and decorative paints, sealants, adhesives, metal pre-treatment products, aircraft cockpit and cabin windows, fibreglass products, flat glass and industrial and speciality chemicals.
 

Bringing innovation to the surface

Innovation is one of the fundamental factors behind PPG’s success. A substantial annual investment in research and development activities gives our scientists, engineers and researchers the freedom to apply their knowledge, expertise and innovative spirit to developing technically superior products and improved manufacturing processes which help create a better world. Indeed, over its rich history, PPG has been responsible for a long list of market-altering, breakthrough innovations. PPG will never stop innovating and is committed to continuing to develop products and technologies that not only meet the ever changing demands of customers but also the sustainability requirements of society and the environment.
 

PPG Australia / New Zealand

PPG began its drive for local market leadership in August 1998 when it acquired Orica Ltd’s automotive refinish and industrial business – including ICI Autocolor and the Dulux brand. The acquisition not only saw PPG take a leadership role in the Australian and New Zealand refinish markets, it also provided an excellent springboard to accelerate the company’s automotive and industrial coatings expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. While operating on a global scale, in more than 60 countries, PPG also chooses to manufacture locally. The company’s worldwide network of 120 production facilities incorporates local sites, including Clayton (Victoria), and Villawood (NSW).
 

Our vision

  • to continue to be the leading coatings and specialty products company
  • to be true to our values and ethics
  • to grow by being an integrated, market oriented enterprise
  • to achieve consistent sales and earnings growth
  • to provide superior shareholder returns