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Meet Beckers Group

With over 150 years of experience in paint making, Beckers has grown from a small retail shop in Stockholm, Sweden, to become a leading global coatings company that develops high-quality, environmentally compatible paint systems.

Beckers Group, founded in 1865 by German chemist, Carl Wilhelm Becker, today is privately owned by Lindéngruppen, a Swedish family business with a focus on sustainable and long-term development of industrial companies. In 2022, 1724 people worked at 23 production sites in 17 countries around the world, contributing to sales in around 60 countries.

Our corporate head office is located in Berlin, Germany. The company has two business areas, Coil Coatings and Industrial Coatings, that are managed in three regions: Northern Europe & Americas, Southern Europe & Africa, and Asia & Middle East.

How our business is distributed over the different markets

“For us, embracing sustainability isn't just about doing the right thing. It’s about driving innovation and exceeding the expectations of customers, stakeholders and employees – all while relentlessly pursuing new ways to reduce our impact on the planet.”

Nicklas Augustsson | Global Sustainability Director

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Today we are a global market leader in coil coatings and a leading global supplier of industrial paints. Our aim is to be a solutions provider that offers more value than the sum of our products. Responsibility for the world around us is an integral part of Beckers. We consider ourselves pioneers in providing unique, high-performance coating solutions that improve customer competitiveness while protecting people and planet and want to make our coatings a force for good at every touchpoint. Customers prioritize sustainability in their supply chains and look for like-minded suppliers. When we incorporate sustainable practices and materials into our products and processes, we create a win-win scenario where both our customers and we can benefit while enhancing the value of our end-consumers' products.

Our business areas

Coil Coatings

As the leading global supplier of coil coatings, we set industry standards for high-performance liquid coatings applied to sheet metal. Coil coatings are methods and products for applying liquid paints to steel and aluminum. They are used in many applications, including:

  • Building and construction
  • Roofs
  • Facades and walls
  • Rainwater systems
  • Roller shutters
  • Domestic appliances
  • Core Plate Varnish

Industrial Coatings

We supply a complete range of specially manufactured coatings for pre-formed metal parts and plastic components as well as consumer devices for the following applications:

  • Vehicles and heavy-duty machinery
  • Agricultural, construction and earth-moving equipment
  • Railway¹
  • Trucks
  • Automotive plastics exterior
  • Consumer goods

¹ Beckers announced the divestment of global Railway Coatings business in December 2022 following a strategic review and as part of the transformation of Beckers into a focused, sustainable innovation-based leader. The transaction is expected to be completed in Q1 2023.

Our global network

We operate a global network of manufacturing sites that enable us to be close to our customers and understand their demands and requirements.

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Corporate head office: Berlin, Germany
Manufacturing sites and/ or offices
Additional markets served

Comment on Russia: Beckers paused its operations in Russia immediately after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in March 2022. While our office remained open for the first months, we took the decision to discontinue the existing business in May 2022. The office was closed by the end of December 2022.

Performance report
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