Ameron Performance Coatings & Finishes Europe has grown through the acquisition of quality product lines from other companies. In 1996, Ameron purchased the Devoe marine coatings business of Imperial Chemical Industries PLC. The acquisition made Ameron the largest supplier of high-performance marine and offshore coatings in the United States and also greatly expanded the company's sales and service network and global presence in these markets.
Early in 1997, Ameron also acquired the world-wide Valspar maintenance coatings business. Valspar's highly regarded coatings products are now being made and sold by Ameron in the industrial US market under the VyGuard brand. With the 1998 acquisition of UK-based Croda Coatings, Ameron acquired major facilities and market share in England, Australia and New Zealand.
Ameron Performance Coatings & Finishes Europe serves marine, industrial and offshore markets in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the CIS-countries.