Crown Paints Opening Doors Event - Introduction


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Crown Paints Opening Doors Event - Introduction

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  2. 3. About Crown Paints <ul><li>Headquartered at Darwen in Lancashire. </li></ul><ul><li>The largest and most successful independent paint manufacturer in the UK. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the longest established, with over 200 years in the wallpaper, printing and paints industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Customers come from all walks of life – professional specifiers to householders. </li></ul><ul><li>Our brands are household names. </li></ul><ul><li>Our products adorn and protect the most iconic buildings in the land. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Our owners – Endless LLP <ul><li>Endless is a UK based national private equity house focusing </li></ul><ul><li>on buyout and acquisition opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Specialists in turnaround and restructuring businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>A team of 25 with offices in London, Leeds, Manchester and </li></ul><ul><li>Birmingham. </li></ul><ul><li>Winners of the Turnaround/ Rescue Deal of the Year. </li></ul><ul><li>Crown Paints is a major acquisition for Endless, with major growth focus on: </li></ul><ul><li>Significant infrastructure investment, including IT, plant and </li></ul><ul><li>equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on developing Export opportunities and strengthening </li></ul><ul><li>the Crown Decorating Centres network. </li></ul>
  4. 6. 200 years of innovation <ul><li>First to market with many innovations including the first One Coat and Non Drip paints, the first testerpot, the first to introduce colour family packaging to name a few. </li></ul><ul><li>Recent innovations include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the highly flexible paint film found in Sadolin Superdec </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the advanced micro-porosity of our Sandtex exterior coatings and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Breatheasy® minimal solvent formulations found throughout the Crown range. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Crown Paints has two major production </li></ul><ul><li>sites, at Hull and Darwen, with distribution </li></ul><ul><li>centres located in Darwen, Warrington, </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin and Belfast. </li></ul><ul><li>Our own network of Crown Decorating </li></ul><ul><li>Centres numbers 128 throughout the UK </li></ul><ul><li>and Eire, providing effective national </li></ul><ul><li>coverage and ensuring ready availability </li></ul><ul><li>of Crown Paints products and a wide </li></ul><ul><li>selection of decorating sundries. </li></ul>Made in the UK
  6. 8. earth balance ® in practice Balance is vital in everything we do – and now it’s more important than ever to get the balance right, earthbalance ® is our commitment to be more sustainable, less wasteful and to help our customers make responsible decisions about our world. earthbalance® is our way of providing an holistic and coherent approach to sustainability for all of Crown Paints and as such sits at the heart of all our thinking.
  7. 9. <ul><li>Our policies </li></ul><ul><li>Existing carbon footprint will be PAS2050 compliant by the end of </li></ul><ul><li>2009. </li></ul><ul><li>All our sites will produce 0% landfill waste by 2012. </li></ul><ul><li>Further initiatives include solvent reclamation, packaging reductions </li></ul><ul><li>recycling and use of waste paint as fuel. </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in the Carbon Reduction Commitment 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Award winning green </li></ul><ul><li>Installation of motion sensor lighting at our Coolock Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>centre in Dublin, has reduced electrical consumption by a massive </li></ul><ul><li>38% on site and saw Crown Paints Eire win the Sustainable Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland Award for 2008. </li></ul>
  8. 10. Around the world <ul><li>Crown Paints is a truly global company, </li></ul><ul><li>exporting and licensing its brands all </li></ul><ul><li>around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Our complete range of quality paints, </li></ul><ul><li>woodcare products and decorating </li></ul><ul><li>sundries are available via our global </li></ul><ul><li>network of distribution agents, or from </li></ul><ul><li>`Crown Paints’ nominated licensees </li></ul><ul><li>Our partnership philosophy encourages </li></ul><ul><li>an exchange of ideas and knowledge to </li></ul><ul><li>develop and grow around the world. </li></ul>
  9. 12. Market position Retail Sales: Crown Retail No 2 Sandtex Retail No 1 Sadolin Woodstain No 1 Trade Sales: Crown Trade No 2 Sandtex Trade No 1 Sadolin Woodstain No 1 Crown Decorating Centres No 1 for service
  10. 13. Crown Decorating Centres <ul><li>For all your decorating needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Crown Decorating Centres are primarily </li></ul><ul><li>dedicated to servicing the needs of </li></ul><ul><li>professional painters and decorators. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognised as Best In Class for Service </li></ul><ul><li>and advice. </li></ul><ul><li>With a fantastic product offering that </li></ul><ul><li>includes the country’s largest stock of </li></ul><ul><li>Crown Trade, Sandtex Trade, </li></ul><ul><li>Macpherson and Sadolin as well as an </li></ul><ul><li>exhaustive range of tools, equipment </li></ul><ul><li>and sundries. </li></ul><ul><li>Our staff have over 5,000 man years of </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge and experience. </li></ul>
  11. 14. Crown Paints looking to the future <ul><li>Our sustainable policies give us good </li></ul><ul><li>cause to look positively to the future. </li></ul><ul><li>We continue to invest in our brands </li></ul><ul><li>and our infrastructure. </li></ul><ul><li>We constantly seek ways to become a </li></ul><ul><li>lower cost producer and distributor. </li></ul><ul><li>We employ best procurement practices </li></ul><ul><li>and careful cost control. </li></ul><ul><li>Customers are the reason we exist. We </li></ul><ul><li>put them first, aiming to serve them </li></ul><ul><li>better by being better. </li></ul>