Benjamin Moore & Co. announced it will acquire its U.K. distribution partner, Shaw Paints Ltd. Effective immediately, Shaw Paints co-founders, Craig and Helen Shaw, will join the Benjamin Moore team and remain based in the U.K.
Shaw Paints will become Benjamin Moore U.K. and will continue to operation showrooms in Slough, Chelsea and Wilmslow, as well as provide fulfillment to a network of authorized dealers throughout the market.
“We’re thrilled to formally incorporate Shaw Paints into our international sales operations as they’ve been a trusted partner these past five years,” says Dan Calkins, Benjamin Moore chairman and CEO. “With their sterling track record, this will enable Benjamin Moore to increase scale throughout the region and offer our best-in-class products to more U.K. customers.”
“The Benjamin Moore brand has been exceptionally well received in the U.K. market since the launch in 2015 and we have experienced strong growth as a result of our strategic partnership with Benjamin Moore,” says Craig Shaw, Shaw Paints co-founder. “We’re proud of the business we operate in the U.K. and through this acquisition, we expect to further accelerate growth with our industry-leading products and unparalleled color offerings.”
Benjamin Moore & Co. was founded in 1883. It is one of North America’s leading manufacturers of residential, commercial and industrial maintenance coatings. In October, Benjamin Moore announced its 2021 color of the year selection.