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 9001:2015 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, ANSA Coatings Jamaica Limited and ANSA Coatings Barbados Limited) has made inroads into the paint market domestically and regionally in the Caribbean islands such asBelize, 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.
Penta Paints, formerly ICI Paints (West Indies) Limited which was incorporated in 1959 and acquired in 1979 by the Mc Enearney Alstons Group. Penta became a member of the ANSA McAL Group, 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. From inception Penta has called contractors, homeowners and automotive dealers to “Paint the Possibilities” with product offerings that include Decorative, Industrial coatings and Wood Finishes. Penta Paints integrated operations with Sissons Paints in 2012 and was incorporated as ANSA Coatings Limited.
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 and 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 and 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. In 2008 Sissons Paints (Trinidad) was acquired by ANSA McAL Limited and subsequently integrated with Penta Paints in 2012 and was incorporated as ANSA Coatings Limited. “Sissons, Sissons, Sissons…Good Looks That Last!”
Glidden is a long established, trusted brand since 1875. In 1948 Glidden was the first to market a revolutionary latex paint: SPRED® Satin and in 1994 it was the first brand to launch a No-VOC product. It is the most widely distributed brand of paint available to professionals and consumers and is a leader in brand awareness with DIY’ers. Through longstanding partnership with AkzoNobel and now PPG Industries, ANSA Coatings Limited is the authorized Distributor for Glidden Coatings in Trinidad and Tobago. “Glidden Paint makes it easy for consumers and paint contractors alike to turn inspiration into action and add colour to people’s lives.”
“NEXA AUTOCOLOR® is a brand of PPG Automotive Refinish UK, and one of the world’s leading innovative refinish paint brands, available in over 147 countries through networks of importers and specialist distributors.” ANSA Coatings Limited is the sole licensed manufacturer and distributor of NEXA AUTOCOLOR in the English Speaking Caribbean as well as the regional distributor for PPG’s Deltron and Shopline Brands. NEXA AUTOCOLOR® brand has stood as a market-leading paint brand in the vehicle refinishing industry for many years, with specialist ranges such as Permobel and Belco dating as far back as 1925. “The best example with Nexa Autocolor leading the industry with products such as AQUABASE®, the world’s first waterborne basecoat, launched in 1992. This breakthrough technology delivered colour capability and durability in an environmentally friendly way. In mid-2000 Nexa Autocolor brand launched Aquabase Plus. This next-generation waterborne basecoat gives improved application and blending qualities that deliver a “Right First Time” match to the original car colours.”
“International Paint has operated within the coatings industry for over 100 years and supplies protective, marine and yacht coatings to some of the largest companies around the world and is a part of AkzoNobel; one of the world’s largest coatings suppliers”. ANSA Coatings Limited is an authorized distributor of International and Devoe brand Protective Coating products in Trinidad and Tobago furnishing the needs of large vessels at dockyards, boat owners and companies operating in the Oil & Energy sector.
“The Devoe High Performance Coatings range is well known for its pioneering spirit and commitment to quality, backed by more than 250 years of experience dating back to 1754. Previously part of ICI coatings before acquisition by AkzoNobel in 2008, the Devoe High Performance Coatings brands are now part of International Paint and continue to be synonymous with superior protection, improved productivity and long lasting results.” ANSA Coatings Limited is an authorized distributor of International and Devoe brand Protective Coating products in the island of Trinidad and Tobago furnishing the needs of companies operating in the Oil & Energy sectors to name a few.
“Since 1953, Lancaster has demonstrated innovative leadership in the paint sundry industry. Originally serving a small portion of the Carolinas, Lancaster has expanded its market area to include the entire United States, Mexico, Caribbean Islands, Central America and South America.” Lancaster provides product offerings that span the scope of needs of any painter be it the professional contractor or the DIY homeowner. Famous brands under the Lancaster umbrella include Merit Pro whose paint and ancillary offerings consist of items such as brushes, rollers and painter’s kits.
ANSA Coatings Limited (Head Office)
Address: ANSA McAL Industrial Park, #51-59 Tumpuna Road, Guanapo, Arima, Trinidad.
Tel: (868) 27-PAINT
Fax: (868) 643-2509
ANSA Coatings Jamaica Limited
Address: Sagicor Industrial Complex, 7-9 Norman Road, Kingston CSO, Jamaica.
Tel: (876) 630-1313 / (876) 930-7044
ANSA Coatings Barbados Limited
Address: #1 Observatory & Wildey Main Road, St. Michael, Barbados.
Tel: (246) 629-0211
Fax: (246) 629-0216
Sissons Paints (Grenada) Limited
Address: Frequente Industrial Park, Grand Anse, St. Georges, Grenada.
Tel: (473) 444-1457
Fax: (473) 444-1676