YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1926
REVENUE: $257 million
Architectural coatings; Industrial coatings; Protective coatings
Major officers: João Serrenho, chairman and CEO; Ângelo Machado, board member; and Fernando Jorge Ferreira, CFO.
CIN has been at the forefront of the sector in the Iberian Peninsula for two decades, with a turnover of $257 million in 2016 (4.7 percent down from 2015). With more than 1,300 employees and a presence in more than 20 countries, its business is focused on three main market segments – architectural, industrial and protective coatings. With three Research and Development (R&D) centers, in Portugal, Spain and France, CIN is unwaveringly committed to innovation – anticipating market needs, improving processes – thus ensuring the success of its products, which can now be found in 40 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa. Besides innovation, CIN has long been investing in the quality and sustainability of its operations as its several certifications can attest: Quality management system (ISO 9001), Environment management system (ISO 14001) and Occupational, Health and Safety system (OHSAS 18001). Production is secured by eleven plants in Portugal, Spain, France, Angola and Mozambique, amounting to a total productive area of over 150 000 square meters and an overall installed capacity of 135 000 tonnes, which is backed up by 14 distribution centers.