A tradition of innovation Our history is characterised by a long tradition with lacquers and coatings. The roots go back to 1928, when Kurt Berger founded a company in St. Gallen, Switzerland, to produce leather topcoats. 1928 Berlac factory established by Kurt Berger in St. Gallen, Switzerland, to produce paints and lacquers for the leather industry: BERger LACquers = Berlac 1932 Relocation to Sissach, the company’s current headquarters and production centre 1945 Start of the development and production of special lacquers for the Swiss luxury watch industry. This was the beginning of a success story that led to our current market leadership in this field. since1982 Systematic internationalisation of business with main focus on Europe and Asia since 1985 Successive expansion of product range to include top-quality special lacquers and effects for decorative applications in the metal and plastics sectors 2003 75 years of existence: > 60 employees 2005 Awarded Swiss TS certificate for introducing and implementing a quality management system in compliance with ISO 9001:2000 2007 Subsidiaries established in Hong Kong and Shenzhen (China) 2008 Acquisition of neighbouring factory Untere Fabrik premises to expand production capacity and extend space for laboratory and dispatch department 2011 Launch of new trademark and new corporate design under the Berlac Group umbrella 2012/13 Expansion of solvent-based spray coatings (thermal and UV-curable) to include waterborne systems and industrial inks for screen and pad printing 2014 Berlac AG takes over the Ski & Board and Carbon Coatings business units of Basler Lacke AG 2017 ISO 9001:2015 recertification 2020 Successful ISO 9001:2015 recertification 2023 New website launched Successful recertification ISO 9001:2015, valid until 10/2026 Sustainability You need an individual solution?