Top Companies Report

By Tim Wright | July 25, 2012

Once again, Coatings World brings the industry The Top Companies Report—the only truly global rank- ing of the top manufacturers of paints, coatings, adhesives, and sealants. Our editorial staff has spent long hours researching the industry to provide you with the most accurate ranking of paint and coat- ings manufacturers operating in the global industry. Rankings are based on annual sales in U.S. dollars. For companies based outside the U.S., sales are translated into U.S. dollars using exchange rates from the company’s fiscal closing date. For privately held companies who choose not to disclose sales figures, our staff interviews dif- ferent industry sources coupled with our own research to come up with an accurate estimate of annual sales. All told, we profiled 85 companies in this report. All have sales of $100 million or more annually. Companies marked with an asterisk in the ranking on the following page represent a Coatings World estimate. Bold companies are those making their first appearance as a Top Company.
Our Top Companies Report is intended to provide our readers with a snapshot of the industry’s most influ- ential players. We hope you will come away with a clearer insight into the future of this truly global and always evolving industry. If you are a paint, coatings, adhesives or sealants manufacturer with sales of $100 million for fiscal 2011 and would like to be included in our Top Companies Report, let me know and I will add your company to the online version. I look forward to hearing from you.

Top 20

1 Akzo Nobel
3 Henkel
4 Sherwin-Williams
5 DuPont
7 Valspar
9 Kansai Paint
10 Sika
11 Nippon Paint
12 Jotun
13 Asian Paints
14 Comex
15 H.B. Fuller
16 Hempel
17 Masco
18 DAW
19 Beckers
20 Chugoku Marine Paints