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Spies Hecker History

Paint Systems for Generations.

More than 135 years Spies Hecker.

Spies Hecker has been writing paint history for more than 135 years. With futuristic products for car and commercial vehicle repairs, we are one of the leading suppliers in this field today. We have a long tradition of pioneering the major paint developments of era. From coach paint in 1882 to the modern vehicle refinish, Spies Hecker has come a long way. From these beginnings to today, customer-driven technical solutions and a close, cooperative relationship have always been at the core of our philosophy.


Some Milestones

Spies Hecker History
1882   Company establishment/varnish production for coaches.
1900   Vehicle refinishes are included in the product range.
1912   The corporation Spies, Hecker & Co. GmbH is established.
1948   Construction of a new, modern company building.
1955   Spies Hecker starts to export paint (NL).
1974   Integration in the Hoechst Group.
1979   Spies Hecker supplies its first customers overseas.
1980   Market launch of the 2-coat system – Base Coat 293/295 and clear coat.
1981   First Spies Hecker Training Centre.
1994   Launch of waterborne base coat technology – Permahyd 280/285.
1999   Integration in the DuPont Group.

  Market launch of a mixing concentrate system for commercial vehicles.
First UV-curing product.

  125 years anniversary.
Opening of the new Spies Hecker Centre in Cologne.
2010   Launch of Permahyd Base Coat Hi-TEC 480.
2013   Integration in Axalta Coating Systems.


Spies Hecker. Paint systems for generations.