The 2020 Global Top 10: No. 5 RPM International Inc.
5. RPM International Inc.
Chairman/CEO: Frank C. Sullivan
Coatings Sales: $5.6 billion for fiscal year ended May 31, 2019
RPM owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services across four segments.
RPM’s Construction Products Group is comprised of businesses that manufacture construction sealants and adhesives, coatings and chemicals, roofing systems, concrete admixture and repair products, building envelope solutions, insulated cladding, flooring systems, and waterproofing solutions. They are used for industrial, commercial and infrastructure applications. Brands include Tremco, illbruck, Flowcrete, Nullifire, Euclid Chemical, Vandex and Dryvit. The group’s products are sold to distributors, contractors and end users over a large geographic footprint that spans approximately 150 countries and territories. The Construction Products Group generates about 34% of RPM’s net sales.
RPM’s Performance Coatings Group provides maintenance and protection products, including high-performance flooring solutions, corrosion control and fireproofing coatings, fiberglass-reinforced plastic grating, and infrastructure repair systems for industrial and commercial use. Leading brands include Stonhard, Carboline, Fibergrate and USL. Its products are sold worldwide to contractors and distributors, as well as directly to end users with a unique supply-and-apply model serving manufacturers, public institutions and other commercial customers. The Performance Coatings Group generates approximately 20% of RPM’s total sales.
RPM’s Consumer Group includes businesses that make leading paints, coatings and sealants that are used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement. Brands include Rust-Oleum, DAP, Zinsser and Varathane. Its products are marketed primarily in North America, with an increasing presence in Europe, Australia, South Africa and South America. Sold through home improvement centers, hardware and paint stores, mass merchants, and craft shops, these brands can be found on nearly every garage or basement shelf throughout the United States and Canada. The Consumer Group generates approximately 34% of RPM’s net sales.
RPM’s Specialty Products Group is comprised of businesses that produce industrial cleaners, restoration services equipment, colorants, edible coatings and other specialty OEM coatings. Brands include Day-Glo, Legend Brands, Mohawk, Kop-Coat and Pettit. Its products are marketed primarily in the United States, with a growing presence throughout Europe. They are sold to contractors and distributors, as well as directly to end users such as manufacturers, public institutions and other commercial customers. The Specialty Products Group generates about 12% of RPM’s total sales.
Parent Company: RPM International Inc.
Source: Company contact, 2019 Annual Report, press releases
Notes: Recent transactions include the acquisitions of Schul International Co. LLC, a manufacturer of joint sealants for commercial construction; Willseal LLC, a business that markets and sells Schul products; and Profile Food Ingredients LLC, a manufacturer of dry stabilizer and emulsifier blends for the food industry.
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