For several years prior to its actual incorporation, Sissons Paints was manufacturing and marketing its paint products in Trinidad and Tobago. In an effort to ensure more adequate and efficient distribution throughout the country an agency was established in 1956. By 1958, with the increase in product demand necessitating additional facilities, a new warehouse was constructed at Wrightson Road, Port of Spain.
On the 27th May 1960 the Company was registered as a Private Company under the name of Sissons Paints (West Indies) Limited and commenced operations one year later. The registered offices were at 13 St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain and the factory was located on the Princess Margaret Highway (now the Uriah Butler Highway). Today, the entire Sissons Paints operation is housed at this location in Chaguanas.
In 1972 the Company was acquired by the Donald Mc Pherson Group, one of the largest paint groups in Europe and on 1974 July 9th the name of the company was changed to Sissons Paints (Trinidad) Limited.
Having established themselves in Trinidad and Tobago Sissons sought to broaden its horizons and opened another paint factory in Grenada – Sissons Paints (Grenada) Limited, which would ideally serve those countries which were within closer proximity to them.
Sissons Paints has set the pace for product development in the Caribbean. The group of companies offers a wide variety of decorative and protective coatings: these include light and heavy industrial coatings, furniture finishes and marine paints.
Sissons Paints was the first company to successfully introduce products such as Siscolac Chinese Lacquer, polyurethane varnish, oil varnish stain (stain and varnish in one), non drip ceiling white, weather guard exterior emulsion and a water based enamel.
The company also provides a tint system for our top of the line products – super gloss, weather guard and super matt, with a colour range of three thousand shades.
Through continuous product development and technical expertise, Sissons is able to provide high quality products and superior customer service and to make inroads into the paint market domestically and internationally.