YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1986
REVENUE: $849 million
(2015: $867 million)
MARKETS SERVED: Architectural coatings
Patrick Tanguy, Non-Executive Chairman and Gilles Nauche, CEO.
Formerly known as Materis Paints the company changed its name to Cromology in 2015. The Group ranks second in France for deco paints and is the market leader in Southern Europe (Italy, Spain and Portugal). With 9 research labs, 13 production facilities and 10 logistics platforms, Cromology designs and produces decorative paints and sells and distributes its products in more than 50 countries around the world, with a direct presence in 9 of them (Argentina, Belgium, France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey). Cromology operates its own distribution network of over 410 integrated stores, Couleurs de Tollens, Zolpan, Robbialac and Colori di Tollens Bravo, which serve more than 50,000 professional clients and hundreds of thousands of private customers. Cromology’s brands include Tollens in France, Claessens in Switzerland, MaxMeyer in Italy and Robbialac in Portugal.
Cromology recently launched a next-generation waterproof exterior coating. This waterproof exterior coating offers a ease-of-use and its “3 in 1” formula allows an application from primer to top coat. The coating features high resistance against cracking thanks to the flexibility of its film, an antifouling quality and an extra matte finish in response to current aesthetic trends. Developed to be used with the cold pigments’ technology of Cromology, this coating limits the heating-up of the surface to guarantee a long-term durability and to improve thermal comfort during the summer.
This technical innovation is currently being used by Zolpan, Tollens and Plasdox in their product ranges. The Imperio 3D, Tol’Flexane and Para Doxane Premium products are based on this technology.