Profile: Ferro Corp (FOE)
21 May 2019
Ferro Corporation (Ferro), incorporated on October 13, 1919, produces specialty materials that are sold to a range of manufacturers. The Company's segments include Performance Coatings (metal and ceramic coatings), Performance Colors and Glass (glass coatings), and Color Solutions. Its Performance Coatings segment includes Tile Coating Systems and Porcelain Enamel. Its manufacturers make products for various end-use markets.
The Company's products fall into two general categories: functional coatings, which perform specific functions in the manufacturing processes and end products of its customers, and color solutions, which provide aesthetic and performance characteristics to its customers' products. As of December 31, 2016, products were manufactured in approximately 41 facilities around the world. Its offerings include frits, porcelain and other glass enamels, glazes, stains, decorating colors, pigments, inks, polishing materials, dielectrics, electronic glasses, and other specialty coatings. Its products are used in a range of product applications in markets, including appliances, automobiles, building and renovation, electronics, household furnishings, industrial products and packaging.
The Company develops and delivers products to its customers based on technologies, such as Particle Engineering, which includes ability to design and produce small particles made of a range of materials, with precisely controlled characteristics of shape, size and size distribution; Color and Glass Science, which includes understanding of the chemistry required to develop and produce pigments that provide color characteristics suited to customers' applications; Surface Chemistry and Surface Application Technology, which includes understanding of chemicals and materials used to develop products and processes that involve the interface between layers and the surface properties of materials, and Formulation, which includes ability to develop and manufacture combinations of materials that deliver specific performance characteristics designed to work within customers' particular products and manufacturing processes. The Company produces its products primarily in the Europe-Middle East region, the United States, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America. It sells its products directly to customers and through the use of agents or distributors throughout the world.
6060 Parkland Blvd Ste 250
MAYFIELD HEIGHTS OH 44124-4225