Founded 70 years ago, the family-run company Monopol Colors produces paints for metal façades, industrial paints and corrosion protection systems. In its own Color Lab, customers can even create their very own dream colour. Standard colours are produced in the company’s Matrix – one of the most modern mixing facilities in Europe.
As the weekly paper Schweiz am Wochendende wrote in an article, Monopol Colors recently received a major order from California: the tech giant Apple ordered 33 tonnes of paint from the Aargau SME. The paint is enough to cover 3,000 square metres. To put this in perspective: the company normally receives orders for 10 to 100 square metre paint jobs, said company head Lionel Schlessinger.
Apple ordered a special shade called AC2, which is short for Apple Campus 2. The Aargau paint has been gracing the upper floors of Apple’s headquarters in Silicon Valley since the spring.
Thanks to the exceptionally fast speed of the Matrix mixing machine, Monopol Colors does not have to increase its production for large orders. “If a customer places their orders before 10:00 am, they will have the paint delivered the following day – even abroad,” said Schlessinger.
For the Apple project, the 33 tonnes were not needed in one go. Monopol Colors could deliver the paints over the course of 2.5 years, according to the article.