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PPG buys South African refinish distributor

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June 1, 2011 PPG Industries announced Wednesday the purchase of Ducol Coatings South Africa, which has imported and distributed PPG’s automotive refinish products in South Africa since 2003.

Ducol Coatings, based in Krugersdorp, northwest of Johannesburg, operates throughout South Africa and in Namibia. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are pleased with the acquisition of the Ducol Coatings business, as this investment illustrates PPG’s commitment to grow its coatings presence in the region,” said John Outcalt, PPG vice president, automotive refinish. “PPG now will be able to directly serve customers in the region with our high-quality, innovative automotive refinish products and our customer service, technical support and training programs.”

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