PRIVATE COMPANY; YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1895
REVENUE: $1.443 billion t (2018: $1.447 billion)
MARKETS SERVED: 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.
Caparol 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. INTHERMO is the company’s specialist for sustainable insulating materials based on wood fiber.
Caparol Arabia recently launched CapaCare Protect, a sustainable and anti-microbial product that protects walls and surfaces from biological pathogens, as part of its efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
According to press reports, CapaCare Protect paint has been tested for its antimicrobial effect; the product uses silver ions to bind and destroy the cell membrane of biological contaminants, including bacteria and viruses. The product is low odor and has zero VOCs.
Upon testing, Caparol reported a kill rate of over 99 percent in the first 24 hours.
“To harmful microbes like bacteria and viruses, silver is their kryptonite,” said Martin Rosocha, managing director, Caparol Arabia. “It damages and destroys them; it helps to defeat them. That’s why we are keen to introduce the new paint for schools, hospitals, hotels and renovation and facility management sectors, to protect their homes and defend the walls.”