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About us Brillux ..more than paint

As a full-range supplier and direct supplier, Brillux offers comprehensive services in the field of enamels and paints. Our complete product range with over 12,000 items offers perfectly coordinated products and systems for all the tasks of painting, varnishing and plastering businesses. And all this in uncompromising Brillux quality. And with over 180 branches in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland and Switzerland, we are also local to you. As a family-run company with four production sites in Germany, Brillux is a competent partner for tradesmen, architects and planners, the housing sector, retail and industry  – and has been for over 130 years.

Your contactHeadquarter

  +49 251 7188-0
+49 251 7188-105
info@brillux.com

Philosophy

Brillux direct – uncompromising quality

As a successful, independent family-run company in the fourth generation, our key principles are consistent outstanding product quality, an ecological and economical approach and, above all, lasting customer relationships. We see our customers as partners. This makes many things easier – and creates a sense of closeness.

And it's this closeness that makes the difference. We know the challenges you face in your business. And we like to think ahead with you. For us, "..more than paint" means having foresight for the requirements of the sector and supporting our customers as a partner now and in the future with innovative and economical ideas.

We see ourselves as a service provider and problem solver with a range of services that go above and beyond the norm. As a direct seller, we are not only a manufacturer and retailer, but also an innovation driver and mouthpiece for the interests of the trade, retail, planners, the housing sector and industry. The Brillux direct philosophy is everyday practice for us.

With us as a partner, you benefit from a sales network with over 180 branches in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland and Switzerland. This means that we are always close by – exactly where you need us.

History

Competence in paint since 1889

From the very beginning, Brillux offered retail and trade a range of services that, in addition to quality products, also included competent advice, perfect service and support with proximity to the customer. This customer focus has continued to this day. We call it the "Brillux direct philosophy". Along with our slogan "..more than paint", it is the key to our success. And to your satisfaction.

Milestones
  • 1889 Founding of Hobrecker & König by Wilhelm König
  • 1932 In the second generation, Walther König becomes sole company owner
  • 1948 Own production begins
  • 1963 Franz-Wilhelm König becomes managing partner in the third generation
  • 1967 Acquisition of company premises on Weseler Strasse in Münster
  • 1968 Production of emulsion paints begins
  • 1972 Production of enamel paint begins
  • 1974 Acquisition of J.D. Flügger, Hamburg (founding 1783)
  • 1977 Expansion to the Dutch market
  • 1984 Takeover of Herberts architectural paints, Wuppertal
  • 1987 Commissioning of the fully-automated central warehouse with more than 9,600 pallet spaces
  • 1988 The current Brillux logo is introduced as a new and compact company logo
  • 1989 Brillux celebrates its 100th anniversary
  • 1994 Peter König becomes managing partner in the fourth generation
  • 1999 Commissioning of the goods distribution center with around 24,500 pallet spaces
  • 2004 Completion of the new Brillux Customer Center and Painter’s Market at the Münster headquarters
  • 2005 Expansion to the Austrian market
  • 2007 Expansion to the Swiss market as well as introduction of the new research and development center in Münster
  • 2008 Commissioning of the extended goods distribution center with a total of 42,450 pallet spaces
  • 2011 Building of the new administrative premises at the Münster headquarters
  • 2014 Brillux celebrates its 125th anniversary
  • 2015 Expansion to the Polish market
  • 2016 Expansion to the Italian market as well as the establishment of the professional training and further education center for employees, tradespeople, and architects
  • 2017 Expanding the goods distribution center to around 60,000 pallet spaces
  • 2019 Completion of the B-Wohnen guesthouse opposite the premises in Münster as part of the Brillux Campus, incl. the connecting bridge to the company building

 

2014: Brillux celebrates its 125-year anniversary

Research & development

2,600 m² innovations

The Research & Development department is the Brillux center of innovation. Over an area of 2,600 square meters and spread across two levels, this is where new products and system solutions are created. Existing products are constantly checked and developed further.

More than 60 chemists, paint laboratory technicians and engineers in four areas work on new formulas every day with one goal: to maintain the Brillux commitment to high-quality products. In our research and development center in Münster, we also search for solutions to your future challenges.

For concepts for even more economical work processes and for ways to achieve even better quality. The result is products and systems that make your work even better, more versatile and more effective. And: innovative products and production methods that are even more environmentally-friendly. This is reflected in numerous quality and test seals. All of this gives you significant advantages over the competition – and helps you to safeguard your future.

Expertise in research and development is our driving force and is extremely important at Brillux. Because progress works best when product developers have every opportunity to explore new things. Time and time again, Brillux is a pioneer and innovation driver in the sector with innovative product developments.

Complete product range

12,000 products for every requirement

Our complete range of quality products is available in every branch. Interior and facade paints, enamel paints and woodstains, render, thermal insulation composite systems, room design, floor coatings, concrete protection, tools and much more – we offer everything from a single source. In uncompromising Brillux quality. All products are linked according to their relevant functions and therefore significantly expand the usage options.

Logistics

Quality just in time

The Brillux goods distribution center is one of the most advanced in the sector. It has a storage capacity of over 60,000 euro pallets The open and flexible system means that we can respond instantly to every market development and any order – and guarantee high delivery reliability, as well as short delivery times. Over 900 of our own vehicles are in use every day serving our customers and branches. They benefit from our logistics system, that is the most close-knit and high-performance in the sector.

Production sites

A benchmark for quality – four times over in Germany

Our four plants in Münster, Herford, Malsch near Karlsruhe and Unna are some of the technically best plants in Europe. Continuously adapted to the requirements and the technical possibilities, they offer highly efficient, clean and resource-saving operation. All plants are networked with each other and thus always guarantee the highest quality standards and optimal environmental protection.

B-Vital

In our in-house health center, Brillux employees have a range of preventive exercise, fitness and physiotherapy.

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B-Kids

Brillux makes work compatible with family life. The in-house daycare center offers valuable support for parents.

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