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AkzoNobel Launches Glidden Pro

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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AkzoNobel, the largest global paint and coatings company, has launched a new Glidden Professional brand, dedicated to the U.S. commercial paint market.

The new brand replaces all of the architectural paint brands previously sold through AkzoNobel’s U.S. company-owned stores and authorized dealers, including ICI, Dulux and Glidden. The Glidden consumer paints brand, sold primarily through home centers, is not included in this rebranding effort and will continue to be marketed independently.

Along with the combined product lines, this initiative also includes the re-branding and re-design of all company-owned stores. Formerly known as ICI Paints Stores, these locations have been rebranded as Glidden Professional Paint Centers. Some key changes to highlight include:

• All commercial products previously branded as ICI, Dulux or Glidden become Glidden Professional

• Core product formulations and product code numbers do not change.

• All documentation required for specification changes will be provided for ease of transition.

• Local store teams remain intact, and will receive additional training to assure a smooth transition.

• Significant new programs will be launched with the new brand, and more will be added as 2010 unfolds

“Everyone at Glidden Professional has been eager to see the realization of this new brand, which has been more than a year in the making,” said Harris Cloutier, Vice President, Glidden Professional Paint Centers. “We listened to customers from all walks of the commercial market – contractors, architects, specifiers, facility owners and managers – and have acted aggressively on what we learned.”

In a phased rollout, all of AkzoNobel’s company-owned stores will be converted to the new Glidden Professional brand. In addition to the broad offering of products available through the stores, the Glidden Professional brand will now identify a wide variety of programs and services designed to support the commercial market.

AkzoNobel’s portfolio of Glidden Professional-branded paints are sold through Glidden Professional Paint Centers and authorized independent dealers across the United States. In addition to paints and related products, Glidden Professional Paint Centers offer contractors expert advice and services to simplify the product selection, delivery and job site clean up of any residential, commercial or industrial project. To learn more, visit www.gliddenprofessional.com.


Tagged categories: AkzoNobel; Coatings manufacturers; Glidden

Comment from joe lyons, (2/4/2010, 10:36 AM)

Glidden is in competittion with Sherwin Williams. To consolidate brands and uniform stores is just a beginninng. I worked 13 years for sw and the key to success is simple. Try an open 150 stores every year( 53) this year because of economy. Make every product available with sw label on it through stores. Hire by the dozens hot outside sales reps and include all 3 catergories through stores.( chemical, industrial, architectual) Come up with an improvement like no one else has. I make an additive that will enhance all your latex products scrub cycles by over 5 times while making all your latex and waterborne products Zero voc. Ask your guy Charles aaron in New Jersey. Bottom line talk is cheap. Opening 150 new stores a year is not. (3400+) stores now Make some real moves or buy them out (SW)

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