YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1986
REVENUE: $900,000 million
• Architectural coatings
Olivier Legrain, Materis chairman; Bertrand Dumazy, CEO.
Materis Paints SAS is a manufacturer of construction materials including decorative and industrial paints for the professional and consumer markets. Materis has four businesses: admixtures (Chryso), aluminates (Kerneos), mortars (Parex Group) and paints (Materis Paints). The business is a unit of Materis SA, which is 76 percent owned by French investment firm Wendel. Materis Paints is Europe’s fourth-largest manufacturer of decorative paint and manufactures, sells and distributes a wide range of decorative paint and technical products to professionals and consumers. 66 percent of its activity is in France, 28 percent in the rest of Europe and eight percent in emerging economies. Materis Paints has strong local brands in the top three of each of its markets (Tollens and Zolpan in France, Robbialac in Portugal, Max Meyer in Italy, Colorin in Argentina, and Claessens in Switzerland).