Montvale’s Benjamin Moore paint company buys U.K. distributor

Montvale-based paint company Benjamin Moore & Co. has acquired its U.K. distribution partner, Shaw Paints Ltd., it announced this week.

The company said in a news release that Shaw had been the exclusive distributor of Benjamin Moore products in the U.K. The company will now be known as Benjamin Moore UK, part of an effort to accelerate the brand’s growth.

Company co-founders Craig Shaw and Helen Shaw will join the Benjamin Moore team and remain based in the U.K.

“We’re thrilled to formally incorporate Shaw Paints Ltd. into our international sales operations, as they’ve been a trusted partner these past five years,” Dan Calkins, Benjamin Moore’s chairman and CEO, said in a prepared statement. “With their sterling track record, this will enable Benjamin Moore to increase scale throughout the region and offer our best-in-class products to more U.K. customers.”

Benjamin Moore is a Berkshire Hathaway company.