Twenty Two Services Pty Ltd trading as Twenty Two Service and Distribution have been the Australian distributor for Becker Acroma since 1984 after its director Ron Manley was introduced to the European coatings manufacturer at a trade show in Singapore. Located in Perth, Western Australia, the business evolved from initially bringing in product for his father's bedroom furniture manufacturing company and grew into a concern of its own as word got out around the trade of a new product called an acid catalysing lacquer! Business increased as did staff and stock holdings to make Twenty Two Services Pty Ltd the market leader in the quality and commercial end of the furniture manufacturing industry.
Towards the end of 2000 Twenty Two Services Pty Ltd moved from cramped premises in Maylands to a new much larger, purpose built factory in Neerabup. The Neerabup factory and offices have enabled Twenty Two Service Pty Ltd to become more efficient, majorly increase stock holdings to facilitate further growth and provided opportunity to diversify into other industries and areas such as toll manufacturing. In 2008 Twenty Two Services Pty Ltd again expanded their Neerabup factory to almost double the size of their facilities.
In approximately 1992, Twenty Two Services Pty Ltd was approached by Trevor Jones who wanted to promote the Becker Acroma product range as our agent in Victoria. Trevor ran the business for many years before Peter Gunn joined him as a partner. Peter then owned and managed the business for many years before it was taken over by his son, Chris Gunn. In December 2012, in what is a very exciting time for our group, CROMA COATINGS VICTORIA is open for business servicing the Victorian market directly.
NEW SOUTH WALES
In July 2000, after a very successful exhibition with the Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association (AWISA) in Sydney, Twenty Two Services Pty Ltd set up its sister company Twenty Two Holdings Pty Ltd trading as CROMA COATINGS. Centrally located in the Sydney suburb of Peakhurst, Croma Coatings has had significant growth in the very competitive New South Wales market and continues to expand in Sydney, greater NSW, Canberra (ACT) and also supplies directly to customers in Brisbane.
In late 2008 we welcomed Colourtone Paint Supplies from the Gold Coast as a new distributor for Queensland. In November 2012, Colourtone Paint Supplies was taken over by Pacific Coatings Pty Ltd, who remain a Queensland distributor for Sherwin-Williams products.
For many years now Twenty Two Services Pty Ltd have been supplying Becker Acroma products into South Australia direct and with local stock holdings.
About Becker Acroma - Sherwin Williams
As a part of Sherwin-Williams, Becker Acroma are the European market leader in producing wood finishes for industrial applications.
Sherwin-Williams was founded in 1866 and today, the Becker Acroma brand is working through 9 production sites, 13 technical centres and sales offices in more than 40 countries worldwide.
Becker Acroma covers the spectrum of the global wood finishing industry - home furniture, office furniture, kitchen and baths, flooring, joinery, exteriors and board.
With over 140 years experience in wood finishing, Becker Acroma’s knowledge is unrivalled. But the company does not stand still; our chemists are continually developing innovative new products.
The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers.
The company has operations in 30 countries, over 30,000 employess world-wide, sales in over 70 countries and more than 50 brands in their portfolio.
Sales for the company amounted to USD$7 billion in 2009.
The Sherwin-Williams Global Finishes Group is a leading supplier of advanced technology liquid and powder product finishes for the world OEM market through 15 manufacturing and 79 facility locations across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and China.
Sales amounted to $ 1,6 billion in 2009 for the Global Finishes Group.