Paint Industry in the Region is Moving

PPG Industries is preparing the relaunch of the Glidden brand in Central America from Panama, where it has already opened nine new stores and plans to open another 16, on top of the 75 already operating in the country.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

With a view to strengthening operations in the region, after the acquisition of Comex , PPG Industries will invest $6 million in renewing its portfolio and the position of the Glidden brand in Central America.

Diego Gonzalo Foresi, CEO of PPG Industries for Latin Americato told "... the company believes that because of its geographical location, Panama could become the gateway for the regional launch of the Glidden brand in Central America,the Caribbean and part of South America ... ".

Foresi emphasized "... this is not limited to an operation of re-exporting products, as it also is contemplating producing paint in Panama in order to export to other markets ..."

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Paints: $20 Million for New Plant

October 2019

The Guatemalan business group Solid, manufacturer of Paleta and Corona paint brands, will invest $20 million in a production plant in the Dominican Republic.

With the projected investment, the business group plans to distribute its Corona brand products in 12 stores and 500 hardware stores in the Dominican Republic.

Paint Plant to be Built in Panama

June 2017

Reports state that Glidden plans to invest $20 million in the construction of a paint manufacturing plant in Panama.

The new plant is expected to be operational in the second half of 2018, according to statements made by Marcos Achar Levy, CEO of PPG Industries, as reported by Although the location of the factory, Achar Levy has not yet been defined, the investment has been already "... approved by the board of directors of the multinational."

New Paint Plant for $18 million

October 2011

Grupo Solid has opened its new ‘Superbia’ factory in Escuintla, allowing it to double its production capacity and expand into more markets.

With the increase in installed capacity they expected to increase production by 100% and so start their expansion plan in the Central American market.

Guatemala to Export 22 Million Gallons of Paint in 2012

April 2011

Operations have begun at new Celco and Grupo Solid paint manufacturing plants, enabling new markets to be opened.

The increase in installed capacity is expected to lead to an increase in production. By 2012, the manufacture of 30 million gallons of paint are estimated to be possible, of which 8 million gallons will go toward national markets and the rest will be exported.

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