American Colors acquires Colorificio Migliavacca

American Colors, based in Sandusky, Ohio, has announced the acquisition of Colorificio Migliavacca of Bergamo, Italy.

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The investment is intended to expand the capability of Sherwin-Williams to service supply to the UK and Europe.  Image source: beermedia - (symbol image).

Colorificio Migliavacca is over 110 years old and recognised for producing difficult pigment dispersions. American Colors is a manufacturer of liquid colourants and specialty chemicals supplied to diverse applications that include paints, coatings, adhesives, composites and films. The company has been founded in 1975.

Strategic location

Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of American Colors, James Oram Wible, stated, “We have been searching for the right partner in Europe and we have found that in Colorificio Migliavacca. We are excited that they have decided to join us.” The strategic location is regarded as a fundamental part of the company’s expansion strategy to support and gain market presence in Europe.

American Colors has manufacturing facilities in Sandusky Ohio, Lebanon Tennessee, Gallatin Tennessee, Seguin Texas, and Shanghai, China. Mr. Wible commented that “the addition of Colorificio Migliavacca will enable American Colors to service our customers on a worldwide basis, adding to our operations in the United States and Asia. We are excited that Roberto Migliavacca and Pietro Migliavacca will continue to lead the company.”

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