The Sherwin-Williams Company is an American company in the general building materials industry. The company primarily engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North and South America. The company is mostly known through its Sherwin-Williams Paints line.
Founded by Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams in 1866, the company operates through four segments: Paint Stores (known as Sherwin-Williams Stores), Consumer, Automotive Finishes, and International Coatings.
The Paint Stores Segment, known as Sherwin-Williams Paints, was the first section of the company to be established, in 1866. These stores market and sell Sherwin-Williams branded architectural paints and coatings, industrial and marine products, and original equipment manufacturer product finishes and similar items. As of January 1, 2007 the Paint Stores segment operated over 3000 individual paint stores. The Consumer segment develops, manufactures, and distributes various paints, coatings, and related products to third party customers and the Paint Stores segment. Sherwin-Williams is the parent company of other brands such as Duron, M.A.B. Paints, Minwax, Krylon, Purdy, Bestt Liebco, Thompson's, H&C, Cuprinol, Pratt & Lambert, Martin-Senour, Dutch Boy, and on August 28, 2007 Sherwin Williams purchased Columbia Paint & Coatings. In 2007, the company introduced its first "Idea Center" in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in an effort to provide customers with an interior design environment as contrasted with its conventional paint stores.
In 1929 Sherwin-Williams Mexico started operations. Head quarters is in Mexico City and is managed by Heverton Santos.
Sherwin-Williams Mexico has 93 branches and 200 dealers.