Over 25 years of leadership


100 years of experience

The CIN brand commemorated 100 years of existence in 2017. 100 years of experience and knowledge acquired in the coatings market which has enabled it to reach a prominent position.


Leader in Portugal

The leadership position attained in 1992 has remained to this day.


Iberian Leader

With the integration of the Valentine brand, in the previous year, CIN has attained a leadership position in the Iberian Peninsula.

Our focus

Business Areas

CIN is focused on the coatings business, acting in its main market segments:

Architectural Coatings

Industrial Coatings

Protective Coatings

European and World Ranking

International recognition

CIN has reached a high level of international recognition and, due to its size, is among the largest companies in Europe and the world in the paints and varnishes sector.



Largest coatings manufacturer in Europe in 2018 (European Coatings Journal, May 2019)



Largest producer of paints and varnishes in the World in 2018 (Coatings World Top Companies Report, July 2019)

About Us

CIN is innovation, quality and leadership in the coatings market


years of experience


years of leadership


Millions of euros in global turnover in 2017




R&D technicians


Knowledge sharing and advocacy

From early on, CIN has seen its participation as an active member of the most important organisations in the sector as key to its success.

AEP - Associação Empresarial de Portugal (Portuguese Business Association)

APGEI - Associação Portuguesa de Gestão e Engenharia Industrial (Portuguese Association of Management and Industrial Engineering)

APT - Associação Portuguesa de Tintas (Portuguese Coatings Association)

ASEFAPI - Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Pinturas y Tintas de Imprimir (Spanish Coatings Association)

CEPE - European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists

CRGI - Coatings Research Group, Inc.

ESTAL - European Association for Surface Treatment on Aluminium

FIPEC - Fédération des Industries des Peintures, Encres, Couleurs, Colles et adhésifs, Préservation du Bois

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