YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1895
REVENUE: $1.53 billion (2014: $1 billion)
• Architectural coatings
Ralf Murjahn, CEO, Christoph Hahner, executive board member R&D.
The parent company of the Caparol Group is the Deutsche Amphibolin-Werke von Robert Murjahn Stiftung & Co. KG (DAW). Since 1895 DAW has developed, produced and sold innovative coating systems. As an independent family company in its fifth generation, DAW has continued to grow to become the third largest manufacturer of building paints in Europe and is the market leader in Germany, Austria and Turkey. DAW has approximately 5,600 employees.
The Caparol brand is the leading brand within the DAW Group. The marketing activities are subdivided into six strategic business units. In the professional business unit high quality paints, enamels, glazes, chemical building products and materials for facades and insulation technology are marketed under the brands Caparol, Alligator and Alsecco for professional users. The building protection sector is covered by the brand DISBON and with LITHODECOR DAW SE serves the business field of curtain-wall, back-ventilated facades in glass or natural stone. Under the brand KRAUTOL a practically orientated range of products in paints and enamels is sold, mainly through building materials suppliers. The brand INTHERMO is the company’s specialist for sustainable insulating materials based on wood fiber.
The product range of the brand Alpina, which is active in the DIY business unit, is mainly composed of environmentally friendly, low-VOC, easily worked and high quality decorative paints, enamels and glazes and is aimed at the end-user.
The wholesale business unit comprises an extensive range of services for the professional paint wholesalers provided by the company Caparol Marketing Service (CMS).
The industrial business unit is supported by the company Caparol Industrial Solutions whose products and services are exclusively orientated to the requirements of industrial customers.
Lastly, the Nerchau decorating and artist’s paints is located in Saxony and produces high quality paints for educational, hobby and artistic requirements.