R & D – Top Level Innovations

Berger is known as a stimulator and innovation leader in its industries – nationally and worldwide. For decades, and thus since the birth of the industrial coating segment, the company has stood for the highest quality standards, specialization and innovative strength.

In these decades, Berger has therefore received regularly awards for its special innovative performance and outstanding products. One example of this is the award as “Germany TOP100 Innovator 2016” with the top grade A +.

This makes us both proud and grateful, and at the same time it is a high motivation to get better and better and to invest in new products, further developments and innovations. Today we therefore reinvest a large part of our annual turnover consistently and continuously in innovation and development – specifically in the most modern technical equipment and highly qualified specialist staff.

Our motivated development team also consists of an optimal mix of specialists: young talents together with development professionals with decades of experience, chemists with coating workers, coating technicians together with laboratory assistants. This ideal mixture, paired with a high level of personal responsibility, guarantees continuous dynamism and new impulses on a solid basis. Our consequence of this: around a quarter of our workforce today wears a “white coat” and only cares about this topic.

Here we integrate the diversity of the endlessly wide world of raw materials and the latest legal developments. We are in constant and close contact with raw material manufacturers, authorities and associations. We also attach great importance to a full and balanced integration of chemical-technical theory and practice – which is why chemists and application engineers all make important contributions. In this way, we achieve technically intelligent systems that simply function reliably in practice.

Our comprehensive Berger-Lacke test technology is another basis for this. A coating has up to 100 different evaluation features, which we define, test and record individually and comprehensively for each system. Not only during development, but also for every production batch, every semi-finished product and every raw material. Quality from A to Z.

For example, our climate test routine is unique. In specially built climatic chambers and defined test scenarios, the research and development team, together with the application technology department, develops and tests each system for its practical suitability. So we also imitate all four extreme climates from cold / humid, warm / humid and cold / dry to warm / dry.

Only products that pass these strict procedures are ready for the Berger-Lacke market. Today you can find these products all over the world … in Siberia, Singapore, USA, Australia, Iceland, Denmark and of course Germany in the hands of satisfied customers.

In a nutshell: Top development performance thanks to outstanding specialists, the latest technology and almost 100 years of experience as a specialist.