Provides Color Excellence, Reduced Cycle Time and Increased Productivity 

Warrensville Heights, Ohio – Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of automotive refinish and fleet/commercial transportation coatings and sundries, has introduced its premium web-based FormulaExpress® 2.0 Color Retrieval System. 




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The new FormulaExpress 2.0 Color Retrieval System is used to achieve the best color match results in the shortest possible time, resulting in improved profitability, cycle time, and customer satisfaction.

“The problem with so many of the existing color retrieval systems is that they are slow, cluttered, and difficult to enhance, change or maintain because they are built on aged platforms,” says John Ceglarek, color systems manager, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes.

Ceglarek notes that a faster system like FormulaExpress 2.0 will be much more efficient for the automotive repair industry. With FormulaExpress 2.0, painters and technicians will spend much less time picking the right color for the job, and much more time delivering vehicles. This will increase through-put, productivity, and profit in their shop.

With FormulaExpress 2.0, formulas are intuitively sorted by popularity instead of the "standard with alternates" method widely used by many existing color retrieval systems. Additionally, FormulaExpress 2.0 has a unique patent-pending Color Filter™ feature. This feature helps the painter select from a list of color variations by selecting a few, very simple, user-friendly filters. No other system has such an intelligent way to pick from a set of variations. 

Color information is now just a click away thanks to the FormulaExpress 2.0 system. Unlike other systems that require the user to know the specific information about the vehicle in order to populate the correct search boxes (formula code, color code, color chip, etc.), the new system is intelligent enough to allow the user to enter whatever they know about the vehicle into one box that will pull precise color information with just a click. As a result, the system’s speed and look is greatly improved. Boasting a sleek and simple style, the system provides intuitive search functionality, and is extremely fast, reliable and provides real-time updating.

FormulaExpress 2.0 also provides simple storing, tracking and reporting. Designed to work with multi-platforms including tablets, smartphones and PCs, it has the most updated color information readily available, 24/7, 365 days a year.

Finally, the new FormulaExpress 2.0 system is extremely versatile – it is literally functional with every automotive finishes intermix and factory pack system Sherwin-Williams provides, with access to more than 750,000 color formulas. It also works in conjunction with Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes color tools, including the PROSPECTOR® color reference system and Color Works® The Match Box (for fleet refinish and OEM colors). 

For more information about Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes FormulaExpress 2.0, visit or call 1-800-798-5872. 


Editor’s Note:

The Sherwin-Williams Company, founded in 1866, is one of the world's leading companies in the manufacture, distribution and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers. Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, a division of The Sherwin-Williams Company, manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for automotive and fleet refinishing industries.