Facts About PPG

At a Glance

Founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass by Captain John B. Ford and John Pitcairn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, and specialty materials.

Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.


Worldwide: ~50,000

  • U.S. and Canada: ~17,000
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA): ~18,000
  • Latin America: ~8,000
  • Asia Pacific: ~7,000

Numbers are as of June 2022.


Total Net Sales 2021: $16.8 billion
PPG is ranked 218 on the Fortune 500
PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG)

For more details, visit the PPG Investor Center.


Global Headquarters
One PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15272 USA

Asia Pacific
PPG Industries International, Inc.
Suites 1010-1015, 10/F, Cityplaza One
1111 King’s Road
Taikoo Shing – HONG KONG

Europe, Middle East, and Africa
PPG Industries Europe Sàrl
Route de Gilly 32
1180 Rolle – SWITZERLAND

Latin America
PPG Industrial do Brasil - Tintas e Vernizes - Ltda.
Rodovia Anhanguera, km 106
13180-900 – Sumaré – SP

Manufacturing Operations

Worldwide: 243 manufacturing facilities

  • United States: 80 sites (24 states)
  • Other Americas: 37 sites (13 countries)
  • EMEA: 87 sites (34 countries)
  • Asia Pacific: 39 sites (11 countries)

Research Facilities

Primary research centers:

  • PPG Coatings Innovation Center (Allison Park, Pennsylvania)
  • PPG Monroeville Business and Technology Center (Monroeville, Pennsylvania)

Community Giving

In 2021, PPG and the PPG Foundation invested $13.1 million in communities around the world.