Crown Paints

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Crown Paints
Private
IndustryDecorating
FoundedLate 1850s
HeadquartersDarwen, Lancashire
ProductsPaint
ParentHempel Group
Websitewww.crownpaint.co.uk

Crown Paints is a major paint manufacturer based in Darwen, Lancashire. It is owned by Hempel Group.

History[edit]

The origins of the business lie in the history of paint making in Darwen which can be traced back to the late 1850s.[1] It initially traded as WalPaMur after the initials of The Wall Paper Manufacturers' Company.[1][2] The company traded independently as Crown Berger for over a century before it was taken over by Williams Holdings in 1987[3] and then by Akzo Nobel in 1990.[4]

It was sold in a management buyout backed by the private equity firm Endless in August 2008, in a deal to satisfy the European Union's concerns of a possible monopoly after Akzo Nobel's takeover of ICI.[5][6] The company were once sponsors of Liverpool F.C. and Blackburn Rovers F.C.[7] In June 2011, the company was acquired by Danish paints manufacturer, Hempel Group.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Paint making". Cotton Town. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
  2. ^ Room, Adrian. Dictionary of Trade Name Origins. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
  3. ^ Rudd, Nigel (1991-04-01). "Nigel Rudd, My best deal". Management Today. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
  4. ^ "Significant dates". Flint Group. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
  5. ^ Tyler, Richard (2008-08-03). "Akzo Nobel give up Crown Paints". Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
  6. ^ Feddy, Kevin (2008-08-20). "Endless backs Crown Paints buyout". Manchester Evening News. MEN Media. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
  7. ^ Henfield, Sally (2008-08-20). "565 Darwen jobs secured after Crown Paints buy-out". Lancashire Telegraph. Newsquest Media Group. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
  8. ^ "Hempel splashes out for Crown Paints". The Independent. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2017.

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