Pacific Paint (BOYSEN®) Philippines, Inc. was founded in 1953 as a repacker of paint and lacquer thinners under the trade name Columbus. In 1958, the company expanded its operations and started paint production with the introduction of NATION® House Paints, an economy grade paint. In 1960, the company acquired the license to manufacture BOYSEN® Paints in the Philippines from the Walter N. Boysen Company of Oakland, California, USA. This access to new technology gave birth to a comprehensive line of premium grade BOYSEN® decorative coatings for architectural and some industrial applications. Through the foresight and dedication of its founders and all the pioneer employees, Pacific Paint was able to capture the lion’s share of premium quality paint market in the Philippines in the mid 1970’s – outselling all leading U.S. brand paints that also operated production facilities in the country. The most rewarding experience for the company is to find out from The Coatings Agenda Asia-Pacific 2001 that Pacific Paint ranked no. 58 in the world’s top paint makers.