PPG opens customer and employee experience center at global headquarters, marks 140th anniversary

28 August 2023

PPG has opened a customer and employee experience centre at its global headquarters in Pittsburgh. The centre showcases innovative paints, coatings and speciality materials and technologies from across the organisation.

The 1,400-square-foot experience centre is part of a recent renovation of the top two floors of One PPG Place, the company’s iconic, Philip Johnson-designed global headquarters. The centre features wall coverings, furniture and TV screens from its customers, along with a host of products that exemplify the company’s purpose – ‘We Protect and Beautify the World®’.

In addition to the experience centre, the renovations include new, open-concept workspaces, collaboration areas, meeting rooms and employee kitchens. These are surrounded by views of Pittsburgh’s riverfronts and more than 20 PPG paint colours, including PPG’s just-announced 2024 colour of the year, Limitless PPG1091-3; the 2023 colour of the year, Vining Ivy PPG1148-6; and the 2022 colour of the year, Olive Sprig PPG1125-4.

“The modern design enables increased collaboration by providing an innovative, open environment for everyone who works at or visits our global headquarters,” said Tim Knavish, PPG President and CEO. “One of PPG’s enterprise growth focus areas is to modernise our operations around the world, and this is another step forward in that journey.”

Additional modernisation projects across PPG this year include renovations of facilities in Amsterdam; Rueil-Malmaison, France; Prague; and Mexico City; as well as an expansion of the Zhangjiagang plant in China and the opening of a Battery Pack Application Center in Tianjin.

The opening of the customer and employee experience centre marked the 140th anniversary of the founding of PPG in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. Over its history, the company has strategically transformed to become a leading paint, coatings and speciality materials manufacturer, with more than 52,000 employees in more than 70 countries.

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