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Research and Markets: The Top 10 World's Leading Paints and Coatings Companies Study Provides a Strategic Overview Including the 2006-2011 Sales Forecast

DUBLIN, May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9ed6bc/the_top_10_worlds) has announced the addition of the "The Top 10 World's Leading Paints and Coatings Companies" report to their offering.

In a highly dynamic fragmented paints and competitive coatings market the ability to anticipate new product introductions and marketing strategies is particularly important...and spells the difference between success and failure.

The TOP 10, a unique series of market intelligence studies first introduced by in 1987, is designed to provide the paints and coatings industry executives with strategically significant competitor information, analysis and insight, critical to the development and implementation of effective marketing and R&D programs.

The study's major objectives include: to establish a comprehensive, factual, annually-updated and cost-effective; information base on performance, capabilities, goals and strategies of the worlds leading paints and coatings companies; to help current suppliers realistically assess their financial, marketing and technological capabilities vis--vis leading competitors; to assist potential market entrants in evaluating prospective acquisitions and joint venture candidates; and to complement organizations internal competitor information gathering efforts by providing strategic analysis, data interpretation and insight.

The study provides a strategic overview of the worldwide paints and coatings market, including the 2006-2011 sales forecast for major market segments and key geographic regions; assessment of the US and international trends with potentially significant impact on the paints and coatings industry during the next five years, including industry consolidation, market globalization, and environmental regulations; analysis of major market segments; as well as review of key geographic regions, including Europe, North America, Asia/Japan, Latin America and others. For each of the TOP 10 companies, the report provides Executive Summary; Business Organization; Senior Management; Facilities and Employees; Technological Know-How; Product Portfolio; Marketing Tactics; Financial Analysis; R&D Expenditures and Major Programs; Collaborative Arrangements; and Strategic Direction.

Timely and factual competitive intelligence is vital to the success of all business functions, especially Planning, Marketing, R&D and Manufacturing. A continuous assessment of the competitive environment is becoming widely recognized as the highest priority management responsibility -- crucial to business survival, growth and profitability.

Interviews The study will be based on a combination of primary and secondary information sources, including interviews with executives, industry experts, financial analysts, and others knowledgeable of the companies operations and future strategic directions.

Industry Shows Information generated at paints and coatings industry shows, marketing conferences and scientific symposia occurring during the course of the study will be included in the report.

Secondary Information Sources A comprehensive review of the Top 10 companies product and financial literature, business and technical periodicals, and pertinent industry analyst reports will be conducted.

Key Topics Covered: SECTION I: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY SECTION II: BUSINESS ORGANIZATION History of the company's paints and coatings business evolution, which is important to understanding the corporate culture, management mentality and strategies. Most recent M&A activity and significant organizational changes. Current organizational structure. SECTION III: SENIOR MANAGEMENT Names, titles and background of key executives. SECTION VI: FACILITIES AND EMPLOYEES Major administrative, manufacturing and R&D facilities in the U.S. and abroad.

Manufacturing practices. New plants under construction. U.S. and international work force size and distribution. SECTION V:TECHNOLOGICAL KNOW-HOW Internally developed and acquired technologies, and other related capabilities. Proprietary processes and patent litigations. SECTION VI: PRODUCT PORTFOLIO Extensive review of major product lines. SECTION VII: MARKETING TACTICS Major promotional tactics. Distribution approaches. Product service and support. Customer relations. SECTION VIII: FINANCIAL ANALYSIS Estimated sales by division, geographic region and product line. Five-year sales and operating profit performance. SECTION IX: R&D EXPENDITURES AND MAJOR PROGRAMS SECTION X: COLLABORATIVE ARRANGEMENTS SECTION XI: STRATEGIC DIRECTION COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS List of Tables Companies Mentioned: Akzo Nobel BASF DuPont ICI Nippon PPG RPM Sherwin-Williams SigmaKalon Valspar For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9ed6bc/the_top_10_worlds SOURCE: Research and Markets CONTACT: Research and Markets Laura Wood, Senior Manager, press@researchandmarkets.com U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907 Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716 Copyright Business Wire 2010 -0- KEYWORD: United States

North America

New York INDUSTRY KEYWORD: Manufacturing

Chemicals/Plastics