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Adler - Colourful chronicles of success

ADLER - Colourful chronicles of success

1934
Johann Berghofer lays the foundations for the present company by founding a paint business in the Schwaz old town. Oil paints, matting, polishes and floor care products are produced there in modest storerooms.
1947
Johann Berghofer sets up the first factory building on the outskirts of Schwaz.
1964
After the death of Johann Berghofer at the age of 54, his son, Günther Berghofer, takes over the company with his mother, Hermine Berghofer.
1974-1981
Construction of a new paint factory on the Schwaz industrial estate.
1991-1992
Service support centres are opened in Vienna, St. Pölten, Kalsdorf near Graz and Linz-Leonding.
1994
New construction of an environmental conservation and recycling centre with a waste water treatment plant, cleaning plant for reusable containers as well as waste separation and recycling department.
1997
A service support centre is set up in Klagenfurt.
2001
Günther Berghofer passes on the corporate management to his daughter, Andrea Berghofer. The new fully automated high-bay warehouse is opened. Customers can be attended to even faster with the help of computer-controlled storage and retrieval
2002
A new research and competence centre with an automatic furniture coating machine and a window line is presented to the customers. The subsidiary company, "ADLER Polska" is established in Poland.
2004
ADLER becomes the owner of the Austrian paints brand, Frenkel, and the popular wood filler brand, Grilith. The daily financial newspaper, "Wirtschaftsblatt", selects ADLER as the best family-run business in Tyrol.
2005
Inauguration of the new warehouse in Tuggen (CH). The company receives the prize for sustainability awarded by the state of Tyrol.
2006-2007
Further expansion of international activities: two service support centres for Germany established in Essenbach near Landshut and Dornstadt near Ulm.
2008
Foundation of the subsidiary, "ADLER Slovensko". The subsidiary company, "ADLER Cesko", is established in the Czech Republic.
2009
ADLER opens a new support centre in Krakow (Poland). Foundation of the subsidiary, “ADLER Italia” in Rovereto.
2013
In the course of a major laboratory expansion, a laboratory automation system was procured, which lays the foundation for a completely new type of paint development. The focus of the robot lies on the selection of colour shades, but the system also helps to protect the environment, as it uses less material and produces less waste.
2014
The Swiss "nest" becomes too small: in 2014 ADLER opens the newly established service support centre on Etzelstraße in Tuggen

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