PRIVATE COMPANY; YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1895
REVENUE: $373 million
Industrial coatings; Aviation coatings; Automotive coatings
Michael O. Grau, CEO.
The Mankiewicz group has 1,570 employees worldwide and supplies high-quality coating systems for industrial series production to various sectors, including machinery, automotive, aviation, railway, utility vehicles, medical engineering, yacht and wind power industries.
Mankiewicz has developed ALEXIT FST BioProtect, a paint system with antimicrobial effective additives. It is a topcoat based on silver technology that kills bacteria on surfaces painted with it. After a single application, the product has proven its effectiveness for more than a decade now, the company said. The product’s effect is based on silver technology: Silver ions, as they are contained in ALEXIT FST BioProtect, are highly reactive and they interrupt vital processes in the bacterial cells, ultimately killing them.