Established in 1966, Century manufactures coatings that are among the leaders in performance and environmental compliance. Well-known Century products include CenturyGuard water-based primers, Century Extreme epoxy and polyurethane coatings and Century EcoExtreme, a low volatile organic compound (VOC) family of zinc-rich epoxy and urethane products. As a testament to its technical leadership, Century was recently presented with the Texas Environmental Excellence Award for a water-based joist primer which significantly improved the reduction of ozone-harming emissions.
“We look forward to welcoming Century into Axalta,” said Michael Cash, senior vice president and president, Industrial Coatings. “Century’s customers really value its broad suite of products, its ability to develop solutions with unparalleled agility and its focus on customer service. With this acquisition, we will have the opportunity to offer our combined customers an entirely new range of products with best-in-class service.”
“We are excited to bring our legacy and products to a much broader national and global stage,” added Don Harvey, chief executive officer of Century Industrial Coatings. “Axalta has shown a real commitment to the industrial coatings space and we are confident our customers will find further success with access to their full line of innovative and high quality industrial coatings, including E-Coat, powder and liquid industrial products.”
Century’s manufacturing facility is located in Jacksonville, Texas, and supplies products for the United States and international markets.