Materis Paints SAS is a manufacturer and provider of construction materials including decorative and industrial paints for the professional and consumer markets. In 2006, French investor Wendel Investissement purchased chemicals producer Materis from private equity group LBO France. Materis Paints is the largest business within the Materis group of companies, representing 40 percent of sales, or $1.09 bn in 2012. It has nearly 400 sales outlets in Europe for paints. Materis’ brands include Tollens, Zolpan, Max Meyer, Ducco and Robbialac. In terms of market position, Materis Paints holds leading positions in the areas it operates. The firm is number four in Europe, number two in France and Portugal, number one in Italy, number four in Spain and Morocco and number five in Argentina.
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1986
REVENUE: $1.09 billion
• Architectural coatings
Olivier Legrain, Materis chairman; Rene Riu, president, Materis Paints.