Fleetwood Paints provide a complete range of paint, industrial coatings and painting accessories to the Irish retail and trade business. We provide paint to the entire spectrum of Irish homes, HSE, Irish Prison Service, hotel and service industries. Our paint is specified by some of Ireland top interior designers and architects. We can help in any specification job, from colour schemes to detailed product knowledge.
Fleetwood Paints as we now know it, began in 1950 on Marlborough Street in Dublin’s City Centre. Mr. Doyle and his sons Brian and Conor perfected the art of making ferrules. By the mid 1950, the Doyles were well positioned to open their first paintbrush factory. The Doyles partnered with US paint giant Sherwin Williams in 1977. By using the combined technology of both companies, together they brought the first can of Fleetwood Paint off the production line on Friday 12th January 1979 in Virginia, co. Cavan. Today we are Ireland’s largest indigenous paint and product brand, employing over 140 people throughout the country.
Fleetwood Paints are proud members of Guaranteed Irish. Guaranteed Irish is a not-for-profit business membership organisation representing businesses in Ireland since 1974.
Guaranteed Irish is the original symbol of provenance in business in Ireland. Our members span all sectors including pharmaceutical, healthcare, technology, construction, energy, professional services, tourism, food and drink, art and design, retail & more. We award the Guaranteed Irish symbol to indigenous and international companies operating in Ireland which provide quality jobs, support local communities and are committed to Irish provenance. When assessing an applicant for membership, we look at three core criteria; jobs, community & provenance.
Beginning as a campaign ran by the Irish Goods Council in December 1974, Guaranteed Irish became an independent non-profit organisation in 1984 and was launched by President Patrick Hillery. Over four decades, the Guaranteed Irish symbol has become one of the most recognised symbols in the country. In 2017, Guaranteed Irish was rebranded and relaunched by An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D., with the original logo from the campaign’s inception. Led by CEO, Brid O’Connell, and a new Board of Directors and team, the organisation repositioned by opening up membership to international companies operating in Ireland.
Our member companies now directly employ 120,000+ people in Ireland and generate a turnover of €11.2bn here. Globally, these companies generate a turnover of €29.7bn. Currently, 46% of the members export, primarily to the UK, US and mainland Europe.
With 1,900+ members and growing, we believe that we are #AllTogetherBetter.