PPG announces automotive and industrial coatings price increases in Europe

24/03/2017
PPG today announced that it will implement customer-specific price increases and surcharges in Europe to offset a significant rise in raw material costs. The price changes will impact a select group of automotive OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and industrial coatings products, effective May 1 or as contracts permit.
 

PITTSBURGH, March 24, 2017 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it will implement customer-specific price increases and surcharges in Europe to offset a significant rise in raw material costs. The price changes will impact a select group of automotive OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and industrial coatings products, effective May 1 or as contracts permit.

“The recent input cost increases in Europe, similar to what we experienced in Asia, are due to a significant tightening of commodity supply, supplier capacity constraints and regional feedstock availability,” said Tim Knavish, PPG senior vice president, automotive OEM coatings.

“While we must work with our customers to share the burden of these cost increases, we remain committed to providing them with global coatings solutions that offer outstanding value, world-class service and the latest technologies,” said Shelley Bausch, PPG vice president, industrial coatings.

Details of the price increases will be communicated directly to customers.


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PPG Media Contact:
Ken Armistead
Communications, EMEA Region
+44 1924354848
karmistead@ppg.com

Mark Silvey
Corporate Communications
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silvey@ppg.com
www.ppg.com

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