PRIVATE COMPANY; YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1986
REVENUE: $814 million t (2016: $849 million)
MARKETS SERVED: Architectural coatings
Gilles Nauche, CEO; Rui Caldas, international operations director; Bernard Chapuis, R&D and supply chain director; Christian Chareire, business and digital transformation director.
Formerly known as Materis Paints, the company changed its name to Cromology in 2015. The Group ranks second in France for decorative paints and is the market leader in Southern Europe (Italy, Spain and Portugal). With eight research laboratories, 11 production facilities and nine logistics platforms, Cromology designs and produces cutting-edge, professional decorative paints, sells and distributes its innovative products in more than 50 countries around the world, with a direct presence in nine: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey.
Cromology operates its own distribution network of almost 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 also relies on over 6,500 partner points of sale operated by independent distributors and more than 2,000 DIY stores.
With approximately 3,800 employees, Cromology recorded revenue of $814 million in 2017. Cromology manufactures interior and exterior paints, technical and decorative plasters and fillers, External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS), waterproofing solutions and floor paints.