From the mid-fifties, MaxMeyer coatings was present in the motor car and steel rapidly expanding industries with its nitrocellulose paints specifically produced for bodywork.

At the beginning of the eighties, MaxMeyer coatings acquired its biggest competitor in Italy, DUCO and gave life to MaxMeyer Duco S.p.A , renown for its comprehensive range of products that met the requirements of quality and simplicity of use. Through years of research and practical application MaxMeyer coatings has accumulated valuable professional know-how at the service of its customers.

Over the last century, MaxMeyer coatings has become a major international refinish industry, keeping true to its original philosophy: to improve the business for its customers, making painter´s life easier by delivering high performance products that are easy to use.

For the future, MaxMeyer products remain the industry benchmark for offering excellent results in a simple and effective way.

In 1997, PPG Industries completed the acquisition of MaxMeyer Duco S.p.A, reinforcing PPG's position as a leading European supplier of automotive coatings.