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History.

1908     

Founding of Lackfabrik Weckerle & Co. in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen by Karl David Weckerle. 1939 started production of painter and decorator paints as well as special paints for coating cases and cardboards.

Paints for the metal and timber industries were added at the end of the 1920's.

1931

Sole owner of the company is the Weckerle family. The company is managed by Willi Weckerle, the company founder's son.

1960

Weckerle produces industrial paints.

1965

Rolf Weckerle, son of Willi Weckerle, joins the company.

1970

Specialisation in "tailor-made" paints for customer-specific problem solutions. Launching of weco-THERM-GRANALIT® high temperature-resistant zinc dust paint.

1977

Change of legal form: Weckerle GmbH, shareholders are the families Willi and Rolf Weckerle.

1980

Concentration on two areas of business: specification-conformant mass-produced paint and heat-resistant corrosion protection. The biggest customers are the automotive industry and its suppliers. Other customers of renown come from plant and machine construction and the agricultural machinery industry.

1995

Introduction of a quality system in accordance with ISO 9001 and from 1998 VDA 6.1. Started developing and producing paints for the railway vehicle industry.

2000

Sold to Cetelon-Holding.

2002

Development and market launching of weco-ALUTHERM® 220 for brake disk painting at Audi.

2004

Market launching of weco-ALUTHERM® 80 for coating brake disks in the aftermarket.

2005

Sale of Cetelon-Holding to Steadfast Capital Frankfurt (privat equity). CEO of Weckerle Lackfabrik GmbH is Hansjörg Grötzinger.

2006

Certification ISO TS 16949

2009

Certification DIN EN ISO 14001:2005.

2011

Cetelon-Holding sold to the Berlac Group on 1st of January 2011. Managing Directors of Weckerle Lackfabrik GmbH: Hansjörg Grötzinger, Daniel Kesselring, Christian Maron, Willy Scheuchenpflug.

2012

New corporate identity under the BERLAC GROUP brand.

2013

Since 1st of September 2013 Mr. Rainer Nebel is new Managing Director.

2017 Since 1st of March 2017 Mr. Michael Maier is new Managing Director.

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Agenda

Exhibitor at PaintExpo

April 21 - 24, 2020 | World's Leading Trade Fair for Industrial Painting Technology | Karlsruhe

Exhibitor at EuroBrake

June 02 - 04, 2020 | EuroBrake | Barcelona

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