About company

In 1925, Ing. Kirschner founded a small chemotechnical factory in Staré Město. The company has been producing paints since 1929 and became the main production programme after World War II. The company intensively developed and was transformed into the joint-stock company COLORLAK in 1993.


At present, we are the largest Czech producer and distributor of paints. Apart from the main production plant in Staré Město, our COLORLAK Group owns further production in Bílovice and several business companies. The joint-stock company Panter Color a.s. belongs among the largest wholesale distribution networks of paints in the Czech Republic. In addition to regular paint and varnish stores, small consumers can likewise do their shopping in the specialised stores of the network SVĚT PROFI BAREV. Our subsidiary COLORLAK SK, s.r.o. provides sale and distribution in Slovakia, through distribution warehouses in Banská Bystrica and Spišská Nová Ves. Likewise, COLORLAK SK, s.r.o. operates a network of FEB and ColorProfi stores, in which the COLORLAK brand is adequately represented.  The EKOLAK, s.r.o. plant in Bílovice is focused on the production of paints, and façade and thermal systems. Not only are we strengthening our significant position on the local market, but abroad as well. Export adds up to more than 20% of the total turnover.

We produce a very wide assortment of paints and varnishes for wood, metal, concrete and mineral bases. Our production also includes paints in spray form, solvents and other ancillary products. 65% of production is intended for small consumers. Among the most sold group of products is the ProDřevo (ProWood) line of glazes, base and top coats of the ProKov (ProMetal) line and paints, top coats and single coats of the Universal line. The company’s speciality is paints in spray form and products of the ProBeton line (ProConcrete). The Prointeriér (ProInterior) line includes white and tinted paints. Mass implementation of the universal tint system Multicolour 2001 belongs among the newest trends in our offer. 35% of production is supplied to the industrial market sector. Our products are primarily applied in mechanical engineering, wood processing, construction, and also for horizontal road marking. We render distribution to large industrial consumers directly from COLORLAK. Connection to our own research and development base enables us to react flexibly and satisfy the demands of our customers. We have also contributed to the aforementioned with the installation of an automatic industrial tinting machine enabling the production of paints in any variety of the colour scale, starting at 5 kg within a 24 hour deadline. The parent plant in Staré Město is a production complex in which we employ the most advanced technology and procedures. Apart from standard production, our company also offers the possibility to utilise modern production capacities mainly for filling various products into aerosol containers, and can also produce according to a provided recipe. Our services include the removal of old paint systems from metal surfaces, or regeneration of waste solvents. The main feature of our strategy is to render ongoing high quality production with consideration to the environment, proven by the awarded Responsible Care logo, which is a mark of responsible business in chemistry. Moreover, since 1996, we have been the holders of the ISO 9001 quality system management certificate and the ISO14001 environment management certificate since 2002. 

Within the scope of sales support, we hold business seminars, training, presentations and we participate in trade fairs and exhibitions. With the objective of eliminating impacts on the environment we educate customers, distributors and the public on the subject of safe use of the products we supply. Our company sponsors several sports and cultural events. Part of the sponsorship is also intended for maintaining cultural monuments and supporting activities of non-profit organisations in the sphere of nature conservation and charity. Our world is paints. Quality paints and environmentally friendly paints. Paints with properties all DIYers and professionals will appreciate.