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2 minute read - 14th November 2022

Sherwin-Williams completes £10m factory expansion

Paint and coatings manufacturer Sherwin-Williams has completed a major expansion of its Chapeltown production facility, near Sheffield.

The expansion of the site represents a £10m investment by Sherwin-Williams, enabling the group to significantly ramp up production of brands currently made at the facility including Ronseal, Ronseal Trade, Geocel, Dow and Thompson. The expansion also involves moving paint production from Europe to the UK, with Chapeltown becoming the manufacturing base of paint brands Valspar and Valspar Trade.

The factory expansion project was over three years in the making, including 18 months of construction. It included two new manufacturing lines and one filling line, with more than 20 new jobs created in manufacturing, filling & packing, site logistics and support staff. The investment will expand the capability of Sherwin-Williams to service supply to the UK and Europe, while helping the company to reduce its carbon footprint by consolidating operations and reducing freight.

Sherwin-Williams has completed a major expansion of its Sheffield production facility following a £10m investment / Picture: Sherwin-Williams

Tom Schill, regional vice president of operations EMEAI at Sherwin-Williams, said: “The state-of-the-art investment in automated production at our Sheffield plant represents Sherwin-Williams’ strong commitment to our customers, to our employees, to our local community, and to the environment.”

Jane Ryder, vice president & general manager at Sherwin-Williams, added: “I am delighted to officially open our expanded production facility in Chapeltown, Sheffield, which significantly increases our UK production capacity, creates new jobs, and reduces our carbon emissions. This investment is testament to the success of our operations in Sheffield and to the popularity of our brands in the UK and Europe. The expanded facility will play a vital role in driving our growth plan over the next 10 years, ensuring that our leading paint and woodcare brands continue to go from strength to strength.”

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The investment included two new manufacturing lines and one filling line, resulting in more than 20 new jobs being created / Picture: Sherwin-Williams

Lord Mayor of Sheffield, councillor Sioned-Mair Richards, who attended a recent unveiling event on site, said: “Sheffield has a long and proud manufacturing history, so it is fantastic to see Sherwin-Williams expand its operations in the city, bringing new jobs and skills with it. This investment will help to grow our local economy and increase the manufacturing base of the region. It is my pleasure to open this expanded facility, and I look forward to seeing the positive impact it will have on the Sheffield economy.”

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