PPG acquires Ducol Coatings in South Africa

PPG acquires Ducol Coatings in South Africa

11:36 AM, 2nd June 2011
PPG acquires Ducol Coatings in South Africa
John Outcalt, VP, Automotive Refinish, PPG.


Ducol Coatings South Africa (PTY) Ltd has been an importer and distributor of PPG’s automotive refinish products in South Africa.The transaction strengthens PPG’s regional presence and enhances ability to serve customers.


PITTSBURGH, US: PPG Industries acquired the business of Ducol Coatings South Africa (PTY) Ltd, which has served as an importer and distributor of PPG’s automotive refinish products in South Africa since 2003. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


“We are pleased with the acquisition of the Ducol Coatings business, as this investment illustrates PPG’s commitment to grow its coatings presence in the region. PPG will be able to directly serve customers with high-quality, innovative automotive refinish products and customer service, technical support and training programmes,” said John Outcalt, VP, Automotive Refinish, PPG.


PPG will continue to use the Ducol brand, as well as Ducol Coatings’ former franchisee and distributor network, giving PPG access to a solid, proven distribution network in the growing South African and surrounding markets.


“PPG intends to continue Ducol Coatings’ strong track record of performance, and to capture future growth in the region’s automotive refinish coatings market,” said Outcalt. Many of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers have a presence in South Africa and PPG anticipates more vehicle sales and increased demand for automotive refinish products.

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