PPG Industries boasts an illustrious history that traces back to 1883 when Captain John B. Ford and John Pitcairn founded the company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At its inception, PPG primarily focused on producing high-quality flat glass. However, its entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to excellence soon led to significantly diversifying its product portfolio, encompassing a wide range of coatings and chemicals. A relentless pursuit of innovation has marked PPG's journey. The company broke new ground by introducing cutting-edge technologies, including the revolutionary synthetic enamel coatings that reshaped the automotive and industrial sectors. Notably, during the tumultuous period of World War II, PPG played a pivotal role in advancing aerospace coatings, contributing to the war effort and enhancing its reputation as an industry leader.
As the latter half of the 20th century dawned, PPG embarked on a bold global expansion, extending its reach beyond American borders and spreading its drive for continued excellence onto the world stage.