Content - Innovation by tradition - history of Berlac AG

A tradition of innovation.

Our history is hallmarked by a long tradition with paints and lacquers. Its roots stretch back to the year 1928, when Kurt Berger established a company in the Swiss city of St. Gallen to manufacture lacquer coatings for the leather industry.


Berlac factory established by Kurt Berger in St. Gallen, Switzerland, to produce paints and lacquers for the leather industry: Berger Lacquers = Berlac


Relocation to Sissach, the company’s current headquarters and production centre


Development and production commenced of special lacquers for the Swiss luxury watch industry. A success story begins that will lead to our current position as market leader in this area.

since 1982    

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 and functional applications in the metal, plastics and carbon composites sectors


75th anniversary: > 60 employees


Awarded Swiss TS certificate for introducing and implementing a quality management system in compliance with ISO 9001:2000


Subsidiaries established in Hong Kong and Shenzhen (China)


Acquisition of neighbouring factory premises to expand production capacity and extend space for laboratory and dispatch department


Launch of new trademark and new corporate design under the Berlac Group umbrella 


Expansion of the solvent based product range (thermal and UV-curing) by waterborne systems and industrial printing inks for screen and pad printing applications


Portfolio harmonization in the field of special coating products from Basler Lacke and Berlac AG: To concentrate on future core business areas in the realm of road and hall markings, Basler Lacke is spinning off its ski and snowboard business and its carbon coatings and transferring these operationes to Berlac AG.

2017Re-certification in compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015




Agenda 2022

Berlac AG co-exhibiting at GET TECHNICAL

22 & 23 November 2022 | Budapest | Hungary  

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