S-W Acquires General Polymers, Scott Warren
General Polymers is a manufacturer of specialized coatings systems for floors, walls and tanks in industrial, commercial, and institutional settings. ScottWarren is a producer of automotive-refinish coatings, and supplies a range of products to markets in Italy, several other European countries, the Middle East, and Africa.
General Polymers will operate as a separate business unit in Sherwin-Williams’ Paint Stores Segment. The acquisition of ScottWarren gives Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Segment its first European-based operation, and will provide a boost to the company’s European and international sales activities.
“General Polymers gives us a new position with significant growth opportunities in the floor coatings and systems market,” said Sherwin-Williams Vice Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor. “ScottWarren provides an important platform on which we can expand our automotive-finishes business on a global basis.”