Most changes in the ranking are located in the middle and lower ranks. (Picture: kentoh - stock.adobe.com)
22. May 2019 | Raw materials
Ranking 2019: The 25 largest coatings producers in Europe
The ranking of the 25 largest producers of paints and varnishes in 2019 once again shows data on sales, production sites and business fields of the listed companies. There was movement and change, especially in the midfield.
The Top 25 ranks paint and coatings producers by their annual turnover. The companies in this list only focus on European enterprises, that means the headquarters have to be in Europe. Therefore, global players like PPG Industries, Nippon Paint or Asian Paints are not represented in this list.It is not enough just to have activities or production sites in Europe.
There is little change at the top. However, not all companies from the previous year are on the list again. At the top group, only the individual values have changed slightly, and the rankings of the five best-selling paint and varnish manufacturers remain the same as in previous years. The five companies are also the only ones to break the billion-euro mark in terms of annual sales in 2018. The Dutch company Akzo Nobel leads the ranking with EUR 9.3 billion (-3 % compared to the previous year), more than twice as high as BASF’s Coatings division, the second-placed coatings manufacturer.
Detailed information on the individual companies can be obtained by moving the mouse over the data points. For example, how large the share of non-European sales is or in which coating relevant business areas the companies are active.
Movements in the ranking of coatings manufacturers
There are movements in midfield. The French coatings manufacturer Chromology, for example, lost a position due to sales losses of around 19 million euros, while Teknos from Finland was able to make up a position thanks to solid growth.
The building paint manufacturer J.W. Ostendorf, which was acquired last year by the Danish Hempel Group, is no longer part of the Top 25. However, Hempel has not yet integrated the sales of the new subsidiary into its own figures. Hemmelrath Lackfabrik, on the other hand, is still part of this list, as the sales refer to the year 2018 and the Franconian company was only acquired by the US-American group PPG Industries at the beginning of 2019.
|Company||Country||Paint and Coatings sales in EUR million||Group sales in EUR million||Number of employees||Coatings production sites worldwide|
|Akzo Nobel||The Netherlands||9300||9300||34500||150+|
|Deutsche Amphibolin-Werke (DAW)||Germany||1300||1300||5600||29|
|Corporacao Industrial do Norte (CIN)||Portugal||232||238||1400||9|
|Meffert AG Farbwerke||Germany||227||406||1387||11|
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