We develop and produce nonsaturated polyester resins, gel- and topcoats, as well as adhesive resins, filled fire protection resins and special resins including all necessary products for the surface refining and the corresponding technologies.
WALTER MÄDER AG
The history of the Mäder Group began in 1993 in Maroeuil, in the Pas-de-Calais, France.
Corsain, specialising in the manufacture of paint, was in the process of being acquired a large group.
Jobs in Maroeuil were clearly threatened in the short term by this takeover. With the vision of Antonio Molina, a number of employees and the local Mayor took action to establish a takeover that would guarantee jobs. The objective was not to break up Corsain, but to rapidly expand the business firstly on a national level to secure the future, and then to establish it on a European and international level.
To achieve this, Antonio Molina decided to opt for the development of high-technology products – leading to the takeover of Bolloré Jival (industrial paint, notably for the Aviation market) in 1996, and Soritec-Corsolac (paint for Plastics and General Industry) in 1999.
Other acquisitions followed, but it was in 2000 that a decisive step forward was taken in the development of the business with the takeover of the Swiss Group, Mäder: a group specialising in environmentally-friendly paint and high-technology resins.
For fifteen years the Group’s activities were to focus on three main areas: resins, paint and services. International expansion continued, notably by the setup of partnerships and the creation of subsidiaries and production sites: the prime objective being to optimise sales/marketing, production and research activities.
Since then, growth of the Mäder Group has been built on a number of core principles:
- Fast, proactive, controlled growth, with respect for cultural and social values.
- External growth able to ensure constant synergy between newly integrated and existing companies.
- Balanced growth between the various historic countries that have become the foundations of international development.
- Organic growth largely sustained by technological products, high added-value niche markets, and focused commercial teams.