Paints and adhesives supplier DuluxGroup says its recent acquisition of small UK-based paints business Craig & Rose gives it a foothold in the UK and could open the way for expansion into Europe.

Managing director Patrick Houlihan says Craig & Rose is very small, with annual sales of under $10 million. But it provides Dulux with manufacturing capacity, chemists, research and development capability and, most importantly, paint formulas that are European-compliant. “It’s sort of a beach-head and a foothold,” Mr Houlihan said on…