Through our rise driven by a passion for quality and thirst for innovation, to the present day:
We celebrate a company that has always stayed true to its roots and what it stands for.
Founded in 1937 by Mr. Roméo Filion and Mr. Marcel Deslauriers, Sico began as a small store producing commercial and industrial paints and varnishes in Quebec City. Its beginnings were modest and difficult as a start-up in the midst of the Great Depression, and yet Sico's origins speak to the spirit of courage, determination, and innovation that would come to define its success.
On December 21, a huge fire destroys the company's equipment and Sico has to move. Despite the fire, Sico is gaining traction and making a name for itself.
Acquisition and growth
Sico continues to grow throughout the 1960s, acquiring several Quebec paint companies, expanding its production capabilities with a new plant in Montreal, and opening a warehouse in Moncton, New Brunswick to better serve its clients in the Atlantic provinces.
On a 300,000 sq. ft. piece of land in Longueuil, Quebec, Sico builds a high-tech factory to produce more paints, related products, and for greater storage space.
More than just a paint company
The 1980s are exceptional years for Sico as it introduces new paint products, TV spots, and even a computer program. The company issues its first public share offering and participates in creating the Nova Paint Club, an international association whose seven members exchange technologies. Sico acquires Mulco in 1986, a leading sealant company at the time, which is still prominent in Quebec today.
Big brand meets big box
Sico enters the large retailers market, placing their products in Réno-Dépots.
Another big win
Sico enters Rona L’entrepôt, a big win that puts Sico on shelves across Canada. Sico also launches the first-ever washable matte paint, Cashmere. Its revolutionary formula marks a technological breakthrough in the paint industry.
Introducing tomorrow's answers today
Hans Wijers, CEO of AkzoNobel, purchases Sico to reinforce AkzoNobel’s presence in North America, noting that Sico is a leading brand in Canada and shares similar values with AkzoNobel.
75 years young...
Sico celebrated its 75th anniversary and hasn't stopped innovating! It introduced new digital tools, color display and another revolutionary paint product.
Sico became part of PPG Architectural Coatings, when the latter acquired all of AkzoNobel’s North American brands in 2013. A global leader in coatings and specialty products, its motto, “Bringing innovation to the surface” reflects a shared commitment to serve clients through leadership in innovation, sustainability and colour. In the midst of this, Sico launched its Evolution line of durable, washable paints.