ANSA Coatings Limited (ACL) is the most diversified manufacturer and supplier of paint and coatings in the Caribbean. The Company was established from the integration of Penta Paints Caribbean Limited and Sissons Paints (Trinidad) Limited in June 2012. The operations of these two (2) leading manufacturers and distributors unified over one hundred (100) years of experience, knowledge and expertise in the sphere of coatings.
ACL is committed to manufacturing and distributing quality products and towards this end it has achieved and actively maintains the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certification. The company remains at the forefront of paint and coatings technology through its established relationships with acknowledged world leaders in paints (PPG Industries and Akzo Nobel) together with its own fully technologically advanced Technical Services and Development Laboratory.
ACL manufactures and distributes paints and coatings in the categories of decorative and architectural, wood finishes, automotive, light and heavy duty industrial and marine under the following brands: Penta, Sissons, Glidden, Nexa Autocolor, Aquabase Line, Devoe and International.
A subsidiary of the ANSA McAL Group of Companies; a diverse high-performance Caribbean conglomerate listed on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange. ANSA Coatings Limited, with associated Companies (Sissons Paints Grenada Limited and ANSA Coatings Jamaica Limited) has made inroads into the paint market domestically and regionally in the Caribbean islands such as Belize, Guyana, Suriname, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, St. Kitts, Dominica, St. Barthelemy and St. Vincent due to continuous product development, technical expertise and an offering of high quality products and superior customer service.
Products and Services
On May 27th, 1960 Sissons Paints (West Indies) Limited was registered and operated as an agency from 1956-1959. In 1972, the Company was acquired by Donald Mc Pherson Group and on July 9th 1974 the name of the Company was changed to Sissons Paints (Trinidad) Limited with their registered offices in Chaguanas, with franchised Colour Shops located throughout Trinidad and Tobago. In 1986, Sissons opened a plant in Grenada to supply the OECS countries. Sissons Paints has set the pace for product development in the Caribbean. The group company offers a wide variety of Decorative Coatings, Furniture Finishes and Light Industrial Products. Sissons Paints was the first company to successfully introduce products such as Siscolac Chinese Lacquer, Polyurethane Varnish, Oil Varnish Stain, Non Drip Ceiling White, Weather Guard Exterior Emulsion and a Water Base Enamel- Aqua.
Penta Paints Caribbean Limited, formerly ICI Paints (West Indies) Limited, was incorporated as a paint manufacturer in 1959 and acquired in 1979 by the Mc Enearney Alstons Group. Penta became a member of the ANSA McAL Limited, following the acquisition of Mc Enearney Alstons by the ANSA Group in 1986. In 2001, Penta Paints relocated its plant and headquarters from Tumpuna Road North to its current location at Tumpuna Road South. Penta has one other regional distribution outlet in Marabella, South Trinidad and Colour Shops throughout Trinidad and Tobago. Penta is involved in all aspects of the Paint Industry: Decorative/Architectural, Automotive Refinish, Industrial and Heavy Duty and Marine Coatings. Penta is a franchisee of PPG Industries for the NEXA Autocolour brand as well as the regional distributor for PPG’s Deltron and Shopline Brands. Through its longstanding partnership with AKZO Nobel, Penta is also the authorized Distributor for Glidden Architectural Coatings, Devoe Industrial and Heavy Duty Coatings and International Paint Marine Coatings; all recognized as major brands globally.
Customer Support and Training
Through its Customer Training courses, ANSA Coatings Limited continues to provide its Decorative, Automotive and Industrial Customers with the most comprehensive and up-to-date training in the application and use of its products. These courses, recognised as models for the local industry, are held regularly at the fully equipped Customer Service Training Center located in Arima. Through continuous product development and technical expertise, ANSA Coatings Limited is able to provide high quality products and superior customer service and to make inroads into the paint market domestically and internationally. Additionally, there exists a vibrant and knowledgeable Customer Service and Marketing Team active in both Local and Regional Markets from Belize to Suriname supported by all appropriate functional disciplines. ANSA Coatings Limited conducts business regionally in the Caribbean Markets, Belize, Guyana and Suriname.
Computerized Colour Matching
The Penta, Sissons and Glidden Brands are able to meet the unique and special demands of Architects, Interior Decorators and homeowners for virtually any colour of Decorative paint through its Colour Centers, utilising the most up to date computerised colour matching technology. Additionally Penta offers the ICI Glidden Master Palette System, which contains thousands of formulated shades.
ANSA Coatings Limited also distributes:
· The “Farecla” Superfinish range of auto refinish rubbing compounds
· ITW DeVilbiss Spray Guns.
· Lancaster Brand painting accessories and sundries
· POLYCELL masonry and wood fillers and caulks.