Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

The Sherwin-Williams Company was founded in 1866 in Cleveland, Ohio by Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams. Today, the company is a global leader in the development, manufacture and sale of coatings and industrial related products with approximately 33,000 employees and business in 116 countries. With annual sales of more than $9 billion, Sherwin-Williams is the third largest coatings company in the world and the largest coatings manufacturer in the United States. (NYSE: SHW)
In 2011, Sherwin-Williams acquired Leighs Paints. Based in Bolton, UK, the company now trades as Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings EMEA and has sales and technical support centres in Germany and UAE. Whether providing passive fire protection from the world class FIRETEX® range, or high performance anti-corrosive coatings solutions, Sherwin-Williams is committed to developing and delivering innovative protective and marine coatings, unparalleled service and expert specification support to its customers.
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Latest News:

October 2016

Coatings transforming the former BBC centre
The iconic BBC TV studios site at White City in West London, with its famous curved glass frontage, closed in 2013 when staff moved to Broadcasting House.
Sherwin-Williams was called on by contractor Bourne Construction Engineering to assist with the refurbishment of the famous central curved area, known as Plot B.
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August 2016


July 2016


Coatings specialist steps in and dazzles

World-class coatings manufacturer Sherwin-Williams stepped in to help the celebrations to commemorate a First World War milestone by donating a specialist coating product.

To mark the Battle of Jutland, the vessel TSMV Fingal was painted in similar special ‘dazzle’ design which replicated the designs of the war to help camouflage ships around British waters.

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As new modern building design for steel structures emerges with the use of new materials and methods, the application of best practice in the supply chain has never been more important. Bob Glendenning of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) examines the issues.

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November 16 2015

Dozens of skyscrapers and tower blocks are currently going up in London in a construction boom which is set to change the face of the capital city for ever.

Bob Glendenning, manager fire engineering for Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings said the ‘responsible person’ under current legislation may be placed in a difficult position in some of these cases.

Full press release can be found here.



November 2015

As the design of modern steel structures becomes even more complex, the challenge of ensuring fire safety for those people using them becomes increasingly difficult. Here, Bob Glendenning of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) examines the issues.

Full article can be read here.


January 2013

Specialist industrial coatings supplier, Leighs Paints is now trading as Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. Part of The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Global Finishes Group, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings will continue to manufacture the world-class FIRETEX® range of passive fire protection (PFP) products, as it looks to expand its portfolio and grow its presence in markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

A worldwide leader in asset protection, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings provides time-tested, high performance PFP and anti-corrosive coatings solutions to the fire protection, steel, oil and gas and marine sectors, among others. The FIRETEX range of intumescent and insulation coatings offers proven protection against both cellulosic and hydrocarbon pool and jet fires and cryogenic spillage, and have already been used in more than 400 projects around the world.
“Sherwin-Williams and Leighs Paints share many similarities in our history, our culture and our commitment to customer service and, by pooling our resources and expertise, we will continue to develop and deliver innovative coating technologies to support our customers,” comments Gordon Bell, general manager Protective & Marine Coatings (EMEA) at Sherwin-Williams. “Driven by technology, innovation and quality products, the transition to the Sherwin-Williams name was the natural next step in the integration of the two companies.
We are excited about the future and look forward to continuing to provide our customers with outstanding technology, people and assets.”
Based in Bolton, UK, Leighs Paints was acquired by The Sherwin-Williams Company in July 2011. With European sales and technical support centres including sites in the UK, Germany and UAE, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings currently distributes products across 47 countries worldwide.
Gordon Bell adds: “We delivered quality service for more than 150 years under the Leighs Paints name and remain committed to protecting our customers’ businesses. Our coatings may now be delivered in new packaging, but the quality of product in the can has not changed. Indeed, customers now benefit from the expanded portfolio of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings and we look forward to entering new markets across EMEA.”



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