Roméo Fillion and Marcel Deslauriers partner up and buy equipment from Arthur Sicard and move it to Quebec City. They launch Peintures Sico inc. and start producing commercial and industrial paints and varnishes. The first years are rough with the economical crisis that is affecting Quebec at the time.
On December 21, a huge fire destroys the equipment and Sico has to move. Despite the fire, Sico is starting to gain some traction and make a name for itself.
Sico opens a branch in Montreal.
On a 300,000 square feet piece of land in Longueuil, Sico builds a high-tech factory to make more paint and related products as well as having more storage.
Sico grows by acquiring the following companies: Peintures Mont-Royal Inc., Durity Paint & Lacquer Company Limited and Crown Diamond Paints. Sico grows again.
Sico becomes most sold brand in province of Quebec.
Continuing to grow the brand, Sico acquires Mulco, a leading sealant company at the time, that is still a leader in Quebec today.
Sico enters the large retailers market by placing their product in Réno-Dépot.
Sico enters Rona L’entrepôt, a big win that puts Sico on many additional shelves throughout Canada.
Sico launches the first ever matte, yet washable paint.
Sico becomes a national brand following an expansion in Western Canada.
Hans Wijers, CEO of AkzoNobel, purchases Sico to reinforce AkzoNobel’s presence in North America, noting that Sico is a leading brand in Canada and shared some of the same values and culture as AkzoNobel.
Sico celebrates its 75th anniversary and keeps on innovating with new web tools, a new color display and a new revolutionary product to be launched soon...