100 years of experience

History
1917

The CIN brand was first used by a newly founded company

Foundation of Companhia Industrial do Norte, SARL.

1926

Foundation of CIN - Corporação Industrial do Norte, Lda.

1950

Since then, industrial finishes leader

1970

Foundation of Tintas CIN Angola, S.A.

1973

Foundation of Tintas CIN Moçambique, S.A.R.L.

1988

Flotation of capital on the stock market and listing on the Lisbon Stock Exchange

1989

Acquisition of Portuguese company Fábrica de Tintas Lacose, Lda.

1990

Acquisition of the Portuguese company Sotinco - Sociedade de Tintas de Construção Tinco, S.A.

1992

Portuguese coatings market leader

1994

Acquisition of 47% of the capital of the Spanish company Barnices Valentine, S.A.

1995

Iberian coatings market leader

1996

Acquisiton of the Spanish company Cros Pinturas

Increase of stake in Barnices Valentine, S.A. (+11%)

1997

Joint venture with DISA - Corporación Petrolífera, S.A.

Through the Joint Venture, DISA Pinturas, S.A., is set up in the Canary Islands, in which CIN holds a 50% stake in the capital.
1999

CIN controls 98% of Barnices Valentine, S.A.

Obtained by increasing participation by 40%
2000

Acquisition of the Portuguese company NITIN - Nova Indústria de Tints, S.A.

2001

Acquisition of 100% of DISA Pinturas, S.A. and name change to Pinturas CIN Canarias, S.A.

2002

Acquisition of 33% of the capital of the French company Artilin, S.A., increased to 42% in 2003

2005

Acquisition of the Portuguese company Ibercoat - Tintas em Pó, S.A.

2006

Acquisition of the Spanish company Proitesa – Productos Industriales de Tenerife, S.A.U.

2007

Acquisition of various companies

Acquisition of the industrial finishes division of Robbialac and Martolar S.A.

Control of 100% of Artilin

Acquisition of the French company Celliose, S.A.

Acquisition of the Spanish company Compañía Limitada Industrias de La Pintura, S.L.U. (owner of the Palmcolor brand)

2010

Opening of CIN's new Research and Development centre in Maia

2012

Production capacity increase of the Megadur powder coatings plant

2013

Setting up of CIN Coatings México to sell and provide services for the Protective coatings segment

2014

Setting up of CIN Coatings South Africa (Protective coatings)

Setting up of NAVIS, joint venture between CIN and BBDouro, to provide paint solutions for the nautical market.

2015

Setting up of CIN Coatings Turkey, with head office in Istanbul, to sell Protective coatings paints and varnishes

2016

Corporate Identity renovation

CIN acquires the French company Monopol, S.A.S. which operates in Industrial coatings segment

2017

Acquisition of the Spanish company Govesan, S.A.U.

CIN brand celebrates its first centenary