Decorative Paints Europe, Middle East and Africa

Living room (photo)
  • Achieved strong profit growth, despite higher raw material costs. Also saw a significant improvement in
  • Maintained strong market position in Europe and Africa
  • Results were impacted by uncertainty in the UK economy due to Brexit and currency fluctuations, such as the weakening of the Turkish lira
  • Acquired Fabryo in Romania and Xylazel in Spain
  • Expanded our network of Dulux Decorator Centres in the UK and our Sikkens Center franchise network in the Netherlands
  • The environmental footprint of our formulations was reduced in virtually all countries, supported by the launch of new water-based products and programs to convert users to these products
  • New paint range launched by Sadolin in Uganda, while our successful EasyCare washable wall paints concept was further rolled out
  • Launched a program across the region to further optimize the color accuracy of our in-store tinting system
  • Celebrated 25 years of Community RePaint in the UK, an initiative which makes use of left-over paint and redistributes it to communities, charities and people in need
  • Continued our partnership with SOS Children’s Villages, which included activities in Russia, Nigeria, South Africa and Belgium. It involved helping to refurbish villages and provide training in painting and sales skills

Some of our customers

  • Bricomarché
  • Kingfisher
  • Leroy Merlin
  • OBI


in € millions

Decorative Paints – Europe – Revenue (bar chart)

Key brands

Decorative Paints – Europe – Key brands (logos)
ROS (return on sales)

This is a key profitability measure and is calculated as adjusted operating income as a percentage of revenue.