Business Strategy and Outlook| Spencer Liberman |
PPG Industries is a globally diversified producer of paints and coatings. The company is the world's largest producer of coatings after the purchase of selected Akzo Nobel assets. PPG's products are sold to a wide variety of end users, including the automotive, aerospace, construction, and industrial markets. The company has a footprint in many regions around the globe, with less than half of sales coming from North America in recent years. PPG is focused on growing its coatings and specialty product offerings and expanding into emerging regions, as exemplified by the Comex acquisition.