It Began in 1881 ...
... with a handful of wooden casks, a tiny mixing process and two brothers determined to make their way in the world.
Max and Albert Holzapfel were young, ambitious and confident of success. But even they could hardly have foreseen the tidal wave of growth that would eventually push their business into worldwide expansion.
The marine coating brand they launched - International® - is still going strong 129 years later. And the global organisation that developed from it, International Paint, has become known worldwide for innovative products, high-tech quality and on-the-spot service wherever ships ply their trade.
To read more about our history please download the brochure below.