Story So Far
To quote a cliche, Rome wasn't built in a day. Similarly, Berger grew over two hundred and forty years. Transiting smoothly through different eras, it is moving effortlessly from the period of industrial revolution to the period of silicon microchips.
It all began in 1760, when a young German chemist, Lewis Berger, perfected a new process for making the colour Prussian Blue. Considering that it was the colour of most military uniforms then, the pigment assumed great importance, and the business, a great thrust.
It didn't take long for the company to move from the production of dyes and pigments to the production of paints and coatings. With a strong reputation for innovation and entrepreneurship, Lewis Berger and Sons Ltd. grew rapidly.
Jamaica, Bahrain, Singapore, .. As its wings grew and gained in strength, Berger expanded its operations across oceans, and beyond boundaries, to cover numerous geographies. In 1994, Berger units were brought under the single umbrella of the holding company 'Berger International Limited' (BIL) with headquarters in Singapore; BIL was also listed on the Singapore stock exchange. The reputation and the distinction which Berger commands have been augmented over the decades by its association with some of the most reputed names in the global paints and coatings industry.
Berger International Limited, today, is a part of the Asian Paints Group, which ranks among the top ten decorative coatings companies in the world, and is the only paint company to be ranked amongst the '200 Best Under a Billion Dollar Companies' in the world for 2005 by The Forbes Global Magazine. The US $ 1 billion Asian Paints Group, with a presence in 17 countries, is spread across the Caribbean, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and South Pacific region. It has 24 paint manufacturing facilities worldwide which service customers in over 65 countries.