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Crown Paints Opening Doors Event - Introduction

Crown Paints Opening Doors Event - Introduction



By Ian Coote, Crown Paints

By Ian Coote, Crown Paints



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    • Logo
    • About Crown Paints
      • Headquartered at Darwen in Lancashire.
      • The largest and most successful independent paint manufacturer in the UK.
      • One of the longest established, with over 200 years in the wallpaper, printing and paints industry.
      • Customers come from all walks of life – professional specifiers to householders.
      • Our brands are household names.
      • Our products adorn and protect the most iconic buildings in the land.
    • Our owners – Endless LLP
      • Endless is a UK based national private equity house focusing
      • on buyout and acquisition opportunities.
      • Specialists in turnaround and restructuring businesses.
      • A team of 25 with offices in London, Leeds, Manchester and
      • Birmingham.
      • Winners of the Turnaround/ Rescue Deal of the Year.
      • Crown Paints is a major acquisition for Endless, with major growth focus on:
      • Significant infrastructure investment, including IT, plant and
      • equipment.
      • Focus on developing Export opportunities and strengthening
      • the Crown Decorating Centres network.
    • 200 years of innovation
      • 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.
      • Recent innovations include:
        • the highly flexible paint film found in Sadolin Superdec
        • the advanced micro-porosity of our Sandtex exterior coatings and
        • the Breatheasy® minimal solvent formulations found throughout the Crown range.
      • Crown Paints has two major production
      • sites, at Hull and Darwen, with distribution
      • centres located in Darwen, Warrington,
      • Dublin and Belfast.
      • Our own network of Crown Decorating
      • Centres numbers 128 throughout the UK
      • and Eire, providing effective national
      • coverage and ensuring ready availability
      • of Crown Paints products and a wide
      • selection of decorating sundries.
      Made in the UK
    • 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.
      • Our policies
      • Existing carbon footprint will be PAS2050 compliant by the end of
      • 2009.
      • All our sites will produce 0% landfill waste by 2012.
      • Further initiatives include solvent reclamation, packaging reductions
      • recycling and use of waste paint as fuel.
      • Participation in the Carbon Reduction Commitment 2010.
      • Award winning green
      • Installation of motion sensor lighting at our Coolock Distribution
      • centre in Dublin, has reduced electrical consumption by a massive
      • 38% on site and saw Crown Paints Eire win the Sustainable Energy
      • Ireland Award for 2008.
    • Around the world
      • Crown Paints is a truly global company,
      • exporting and licensing its brands all
      • around the world.
      • Our complete range of quality paints,
      • woodcare products and decorating
      • sundries are available via our global
      • network of distribution agents, or from
      • `Crown Paints’ nominated licensees
      • Our partnership philosophy encourages
      • an exchange of ideas and knowledge to
      • develop and grow around the world.
    • 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
    • Crown Decorating Centres
      • For all your decorating needs.
      • Crown Decorating Centres are primarily
      • dedicated to servicing the needs of
      • professional painters and decorators.
      • Recognised as Best In Class for Service
      • and advice.
      • With a fantastic product offering that
      • includes the country’s largest stock of
      • Crown Trade, Sandtex Trade,
      • Macpherson and Sadolin as well as an
      • exhaustive range of tools, equipment
      • and sundries.
      • Our staff have over 5,000 man years of
      • knowledge and experience.
    • Crown Paints looking to the future
      • Our sustainable policies give us good
      • cause to look positively to the future.
      • We continue to invest in our brands
      • and our infrastructure.
      • We constantly seek ways to become a
      • lower cost producer and distributor.
      • We employ best procurement practices
      • and careful cost control.
      • Customers are the reason we exist. We
      • put them first, aiming to serve them
      • better by being better.