Decorative Paints Europe

  • Solid year under difficult market conditions
  • Markets in Western and Southern Europe were mostly stable or in decline, while weakening currencies impacted our business in Eastern Europe and Africa
  • Despite the difficult climate, we grew our overall paints volume, with the UK, Russia, South Africa and the Netherlands contributing in particular
  • As we continue to align to the new market reality across Europe, the ongoing organizational restructuring delivered significant cost reductions and, along with stronger marketing and distribution, contributed to the overall improvement
  • We divested Building Adhesives and sold 69 of our 72 professional paint stores in Germany to focus on our core business
  • The Flourish brands were was successfully rolled out across all premium consumer brands in Europe and Africa, while Dulux increased its share in the UK retail and trade markets
  • New Dutch R&D center opened

Revenue in € millions

Decorative Paints Europe – Revenue in € millions (bar chart)

Key brands

Decorative Paints Europe – Key brands (logos)