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Facts about PPG

At a Glance

Founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass by Captain John B. Ford and John Pitcairn and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass.

Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.

Employees

Worldwide: ~42,600
  • North America: ~17,800
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA): ~14,800
  • Latin America: ~1,800
  • Asia Pacific: ~8,200

Financials

Total Net Sales 2013: $15.1 Billion
PPG is ranked 182 on the Fortune 500
PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG)

Sales by Segment (Millions):

  • Performance Coatings: $ 5,872*
  • Industrial Coatings: $4,845*
  • Architectural Coatings – EMEA: $2,062*
  • Optical and Specialty Materials $1,262*
  • Glass $1,067*
Sales by Region (Millions):
  • United States and Canada: $ 6,926*
  • Latin Americas: $718*
  • EMEA: $4,865*
  • Asia Pacific: $2,599*

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Headquarters

GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS
PPG Industries, Inc.
One PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15272 USA
+1.412.434.3131

ASIA PACIFIC
PPG Industries International, Inc.
Suites 1010-1015, 10/F, Cityplaza One
1111 King’s Road
Taikoo Shing – HONG KONG
+852.2861.0918

EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, and AFRICA
PPG Industries Europe Sàrl
Route de Gilly 32
1180 Rolle – SWITZERLAND
+41.21.822.3000

LATIN AMERICA
PPG Industrial do Brasil - Tintas e Vernizes - Ltda.
Rodovia Anhanguera, km 106
13180-900 – Sumaré – SP
+55.19.2103.6000

Manufacturing Operations

Worldwide: 156 manufacturing facilities*
  • United States: 45 sites (19 states)
  • Other Americas: 14 sites (10 countries)
  • EMEA: 64 sites (29 countries)
  • Asia Pacific: 33 sites (12 countries)

Research Facilities

Primary research centers:
  • PPG Coatings Innovation Center (Allison Park, Pennsylvania)
  • PPG Glass Business and Discovery Center (Harmarville, Pennsylvania)
  • Monroeville Chemicals Center (Monroeville, Pennsylvania) 
  • Fiber Glass Science and Technology Center (Shelby, North Carolina)

Community Giving

PPG Industries Foundation Grants (U.S.): $4,647,567*
PPG Global Charitable Contributions Grants: $351,000*
*As reported for year-ending 2013.