Milestones

Heubach Group's 7-year growth plan "Pigment 2000" begins from 1995. This plan strengthens the synergy between access to latest technologies and the now global presence of Heubach. It foresees the development of several new factories and production facilities for a diversified and comprehensive range of organic and inorganic pigment lines as documented in the list of achievements of the "Pigment 2000" - concept so far:

1995
Start-up of Heubach's first Indian Plant for the production of Phthalocyanine-Green pigment. Doubling of the anticorrosive pigment plant capacity in Germany.
 
1996
Start up of Heubach's new iron oxide pigment factory in Germany.
 
1997
Start-up of a new operation for production of colour dispersions in Germany. Doubling of Indian green unit.
 
1998
Doubling of mixed metal oxide pigment plant capacity.
 
1999
After only 18 months of construction, Heubach inaugurates its newly built Phthalocyanine-Blue factory in India.
 
2000
Start-up of a new operation for dispenser colorants in Germany.
 
2001
Start-up of a new operation for Indanthrone Blue (PB60) and Brominated Phthalo Green (PG36) in India.
 
2002
By January 1, Heubach acquires the Lightfast pigment business from Bayer AG. In August, Heubach announces acquisition of Avecia's pigment business comprising high performance automotive pigments, phthalocyanine and azo pigments and specialty pigment dispersions.
 
2003
Presentation of WSA-series (Wide Spectrum Anticorrosive) at the European Coatings Show
 
2004
Inauguration of high performance Plant II in India. Introduction of TICOS, a new class of organic / inorganic hybrid pigments.
 
2006
Inauguration of high performance Plant III in India.
 
2009
Incorporation of Hangzhou Heubach Pigment Co., Ltd in China.
 
2011
Heubach officially opens a new production plant for pigment preparations in Langelsheim.
 
2012
Commissioning of the indanthrone crude facility..