The World's Leading Supplier of Artists' Materials

Made To Measure

Tailor made solutions in creative colour and brushes

ColArt is the world’s leading manufacturer of artists’ paints and creative colour and a major supplier of brushes and artist’s accessories including canvases. ColArt offers a unique ‘one-stop-shop’ resource and a made to order service for customers with individual requirements for paints for special end uses.

Every day ColArt subsidiaries produce thousands of products for professional and amateur artists, children and crafters around the world, so whatever customer’s are looking for, they can be sure that it is underpinned by ColArt’s consumer know-how and commitment to the highest standards of quality, safety, manufacturing and service.

ColArt’s creative solutions include paints and accessories for:

  • The gift and premiums market
  • Toy products and children’s activity sets
  • Modelling and kit market
  • Hobby and craft products
  • Brushes
  • Publishing houses
  • Other specialist areas such as face paints, body art, wax crayons, paint by numbers and paints for figurines and ceramics

All ColArt’s customers and partners can rely on our 275 years of experience in the manufacturing and supply of world class artist’s colour and accessories, which gives the Group unrivalled expertise and capability in quality measurement, health and safety requirements and innovation.

Quality

The brand portfolio at ColArt has a unique heritage dating back to the early 18th Century and comprises a group of famous brand names that are watchwords for superior quality around the world.

Through constantly responding to the changing needs of artists and improving the performance of all the product ranges, through the application of the latest available technology, ColArt is today the leading supplier of artists’ materials in the world. The portfolio includes three of the world’s top six artists’ colour brands and ColArt’s commitment to quality is absolute.

R&D Resource

Innovation continues to be the hallmark of ColArt’s great brands. ColArt’s customers can harness and benefit from the dedicated R&D facility, the largest in its field, which has a depth of expertise and resource to enable fast responses to any special requirements they may have.

Health, Safety & Toxicology
ColArt already supplies products, which meet all USA and European legislation on product safety, including for demanding areas such as children’s paints, conforming to EN71 regulations and child safety, and face & body paints, conforming to cosmetic safety standards.

A worldwide manufacturing and support network

ColArt customers can expect service that is fast and totally reliable. The Group’s unparallelled international spread of manufacturing has been invested in heavily for enhanced customer service.

Multiple production locations

Whatever a customer’s individual requirement, ColArt’s production locations in Europe and Asia are geared to provide tailored solutions.

The Group’s manufacturing facilities in China are ideal for large volume and low costs. If geographical proximity to the European market is critical, then ColArt’s factories in the UK or France could be the right location.

One set of international standards

Wherever a customer decides to base production, ColArt can meet the required standard. Throughout it’s multiple locations, ColArt adheres to consistent internationally approved standards in terms of:

  • Quality assurance procedures
  • Product traceability
  • Toxicology
  • Health and safety among the workforce
  • Terms and conditions of employment
  • Environmental standards
  • Sustainable sourcing (e.g. wood products)

Far more than colour…

ColArt can offer further product building capabilities for clients requiring more complex solutions. The Group has it’s own comprehensive sourcing network around the world, including a sophisticated purchasing capability in China. This allows ColArt to provide a one-stop-service, as it is able to source a wider range of component products and packaging for our customers in order to provide complete, fully assembled products and kits.

A dedicated customer service team

ColArt has a dedicated customer solutions team in the UK co-ordinated by Samantha Atkins, Business Development Director, covering Research & Development, Engineering, Purchasing and Project Management. The team will be happy to discuss any aspect of the ColArt business and how ColArt may be of help. Please contact ColArt at the following addresses:

Samantha Atkins
Business Development Director
ColArt Contract Manufacturing
Crown Street West
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR321SG
Direct line: 01502 525812
Fax: 01502 5662272
Email: s.atkins@colart.co.uk

We have subsidiaries in Europe which can take care of OEM business and own label business, and we employ key account managers in all EU countries who can deal with your enquiries. Please contact the following:

Germany and Austria: Norbert Schmitt, tel +49 6109 764660
Sweden: Tommy Ruponen, tel: +46 8 709 3420
Netherlands and Belgium: Piet van Nassau, tel: +31 85 4855 460
Italy: Philippe Bonenfant, tel: +39 02 9828 1735
Spain and Portugal: Pilar Bringas, tel: +34 976 144422

The team is employed directly by ColArt and it negotiates directly with the customers and not through other intermediaries.

For any other enquiries not covered by the above, please contact us.