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Pigments and pigment preparations are our world

As a family business, Harold Scholz & Co. GmbH has been trading and producing color pigments and pigment preparations for more than 120 years. With the development, production and distribution of our products, we create added value for our customers and partners in currently more than 85 countries worldwide. In doing so, we place particular emphasis on quality, innovation and sustainability.

The focus of our activities is on market development that is very close to the customer. Whether concrete, plastics, paint, coatings or paper - we offer the entire color package to the many different industries: pigments in powder form, pigments as stable dispersions or pigment preparations, as C Compact Pigment or as granules. In addition, we provide technical application and metering advice, as well as supply, installation and maintenance of the appropriate metering systems.

The company

Your partner for 120 years

The company was founded on April 30, 1902 by Karl Anton Rudolf Scholz, as a trading company that dealt with the import and export of natural iron oxides and lithopone — a very important white pigment at the time — as well as special pigments.

Scholz entered into a very successful collaboration with Bayer AG, now LANXESS, at the end of the 1920s. Bayer succeeded in producing high-quality synthetic iron oxides using the aniline process.

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Colour at a glance

More than 120 years of Scholz means an entire century of customer focus and innovation. From the outset, Scholz focused on optimally meeting the requirements of the most demanding customers in every respect through innovative products.

The history of Scholz is therefore also part of European industrial history, in which colours played a steadily growing role. The development of the markets also shaped the growth of Scholz. It was recognized early on that customer proximity is a decisive competitive advantage.

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Rudolf Scholz: The third generation

On April 30, 2022, our company celebrated its 120th anniversary. Four generations who worked for and with Scholz can be very proud of this. In particular, company founder Karl Anton Rudolf Scholz certainly had no idea back then that his “start-up” with English partner Harold Wilson would be so successful.

The fact that Scholz still has such a good and dominant market position even after 120 years with the original product “iron oxide” was certainly just a pious wish back then. As representatives of the third generation — which, statistically speaking, after the first generation of construction and the second generation of administration, is often ruining the company for a variety of reasons — we, Harold and Rudolf, are very happy that things have been more successful at Harold Scholz.

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Our company

Corporate Guidelines

Harold Scholz & Co. GmbH is a family-run medium-sized company. The familial character of the company management continues within the company in a strong sense of togetherness. This feeling is manifested in the term Scholzianer.

A word that includes all genders and is the basis for a healthy working environment and low fluctuation. Many Scholzianer have worked for the company for a very long time, and some colleagues from their families represent the second or third generation of employees.

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