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Metalcolour celebrates 50 years

Ingemar Forsberg, CEO of Metalcolour in both Sweden and Denmark since 2010
Pioneer in metal coil coating, Metalcolour, is celebrating 50 years since building its coating line in 1973.

The global coil coating group has production units in Sweden, Denmark and Singapore which are providing high quality film laminated and pre-painted steel and aluminum for the interior of cruise ships, trains, elevators, and doors. 

From the start Metalcolour saw a need to renew and improve the coil coating business and has over the years developed solutions now considered best practice and standard including fire classified film laminated steel, heat applied protective foil, close tolerances in gloss control and special technical coatings.

Denmark launch

The company’s first steps took place in Denmark in 1973 when it installed one of the first Gasway coil coating lines in Europe. Since then several other companies have been incorporated into the Metalcolour Group, including SSAB Laminated Steel in 2009 and DAMPA, experts in acoustic metal ceilings, in 2012.

‘It has been an exciting journey and I am proud to be a part of it since more than 30 years,’ says Ingemar Forsberg, CEO of Metalcolour in both Sweden and Denmark since 2010.

‘In all these years we have maintained our core values: High quality, innovation, and flexibility. With strong products we have developed and will continue to grow. The key to the success is our committed and skilled staff,’ he added.

Metalcolour’s cruise credentials

Metalcolour has an impressive roster of cruise ships to its name supplying in multiple cases up to 80% or more of the visible interior surfaces.

These include several Royal Caribbean International ships such as Quantum, Anthem, Ovation and Spectrum of the Seas as well as Icon of the Seas, coming soon, all six of the Mein Schiff newbuilds so far, plus MS7 delivering next year, all AIDA Cruises newbuilds at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, plus Costa Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Disney Cruises and P&O Cruises…..the list goes on.

Forsberg explains: ‘Metalcolour has delivered 350,000sq mtr of Dobel products used for wall panels, ceilings, doors, and wet units for each of the many large newbuild cruise ships - a surface that corresponds to 50 soccer fields.’

‘Finding new applications with high demands of our key values will be the way forward for both technical and decorative coating. We will continue to do all we can to keep both existing and new customers happy with their cooperation with Metalcolour. The 50-year long journey will continue’, Forsberg confirmed.