Axalta Coating Systems to Acquire Century Industrial Coatings

Century is a leading manufacturer of high performance industrial coatings for structural steel, oil and gas, rail cars and other OEM applications.


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From left to right: Michael Cash, President of Industrial Coatings, Axalta Coating Systems; Don Harvey, CEO, O'Marie McDonald Harvey, Co-Owner; and Clayton Dean Harvey, President of Century Industrial Coatings


Axalta Coating Systems acquires Century Industrial Coatings, a leading manufacturer of high performance industrial coatings for structural steel, oil and gas, rail cars and other OEM applications. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Established in 1966, Century manufactures coatings that are among the leaders in performance and environmental compliance. Well-known Century products include CenturyGuard water-based primers, Century Extreme epoxy and polyurethane coatings and Century EcoExtreme, a low volatile organic compound (VOC) family of zinc-rich epoxy and urethane products.

“We look forward to welcoming Century into Axalta,” says Michael Cash, senior vice president and president, Industrial Coatings. “Century’s customers really value its broad suite of products, its ability to develop solutions with unparalleled agility and its focus on customer service. With this acquisition, we will have the opportunity to offer our combined customers an entirely new range of products with best-in-class service.”

“We are excited to bring our legacy and products to a much broader national and global stage,” says Don Harvey, CEO of Century Industrial Coatings. “Axalta has shown a real commitment to the industrial coatings space and we are confident our customers will find further success with access to their full line of innovative and high quality industrial coatings, including ecoat, powder and liquid industrial products.”

Century’s manufacturing facility is located in Jacksonville, Texas, and supplies products for the United States and international markets. For more information about the Century Industrial Coatings product portfolio, visit axalta.com/Century.



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