In 1792 Wiert Willem Sikkens founded a manufactory for the production of paints at the city wall of Groningen. Today, Sikkens is an internationally recognized brand that, thanks to its passion for the best of decor colors, convinces customers throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. From small beginnings, we have grown continuously - and with us our excellent reputation. As early as the 1920s, research and development at Sikkens had a high priority. As early as 1924, our laboratory was created to develop new products and to monitor quality. Sikkens soon became a manufacturer of specialty coatings for the carpentry and automotive and aerospace industries. These businesses still exist today; Here we count many well-known companies to our customers. In order to be closer to the customer, the company moved to Sassenheim in 1939. The raw material shortage after the war forced creative steps - which led to the development of synthetic resin coatings. Through a series of mergers and acquisitions, we became an international leader in the 1960s. Today, Sikkens is part of the AkzoNobel Group, making it one of the world's largest manufacturers of paints and varnishes.