Evercoat has announced that it is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Founded in 1953, Evercoat (formerly Fibre Glass-Evercoat) began
producing a fiberglass resin material to recover and repair wooden
boats. By the mid-1970s, Evercoat entered the professional auto body
repair market with polyester body fillers and putties.
In 1995, Evercoat was acquired by Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) and became part of ITW’s Automotive Aftermarket Group.
Evercoat is one of the leading U.S. manufacturer of auto body repair fillers
and putties in the automotive refinish industry, and patch and repair
products for the recreational marine market. The company’s reach is global, as it
currently provides products to distributors in all of North America, much
of South America, Europe, Africa, Australia and several Asian countries.
“Evercoat works very hard to earn and maintain its reputation as one of the most innovative companies in the automotive aftermarket,” the company said in a statement. “We accomplish this by listening to our customers’ needs and continuously challenging ourselves to improve the quality of our products and maximize the efficiency of the processes used by body repair professionals.
“Evercoat’s product innovation has always been a dominating force in the automotive industry. Beginning in 1961, the company introduced the first colored catalysts for polyester body filler, which assured the body man of a thoroughly mixed product. The subsequent years brought many technologically-advanced products that were also firsts in the industry, such as Feather Fill, Metal Glaze, Rage and the Metalworks system.
“Innovative technology continues with the introduction of cutting edge products such as Rage Ultra, Metal Glaze Ultra, Quantum1, Fiber Tech and Super Build, to name a few. With the introduction of Rage Ultra and Metal Glaze Ultra, Evercoat pioneered a patent pending eco-resin, bringing ‘green’ technology to the industry for the first time. Quantum1 is the industry’s first 10:1 single-step dent repair technology that fills like body filler and finishes like putty. Fiber Tech addresses repair mapping and bond line swelling problems on today’s SMC and rigid composites. Super Build is a two-component primer surfacer that has exceptional filling capabilities and patented 4:1 mix ratio technology.
“At Evercoat, we are just as optimistic about the future as we are proud of our history. We look forward to serving our customers for the next 60 years!”
Evercoat is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has distribution warehouses in Ohio, California and Spain.