In 1923, Georges Durieu, the great grandfather of Thibault Durieu, the current director of the group, started an import-export activity for non-metal car parts, in particular brake linings.
In the early Thirties, his son Paul-Henri, then a chemical engineer, initiated a change of course by launching the first penetrating oil on the French market. It enabled brake drums to be dismantled more easily and thus strengthened the initial activity. Between the wars, in particular with Transyl and Compensyl, DURIEU became a specialist in maintenance products, but still developed in the automobile sector.
In the Fifties Durieu decided to import a revolutionary rust inhibitor from north America: it was the French birth of Rustol. In early 1970, spurred on by Alain Durieu, the production of Rustol was started in the new premises of Bondoufle in the Paris region, specially constructed for this purpose.
The desire to diversify its product ranges in wood enabled the group to grow over the years and to bring many innovations onto the market.
In 2004, Durieu already had very modern industrial installations. A distribution company for Europe, “Owatrol International” was then created in Barcelona.
In 2008, the group expanded and acquired the Belgian brands, Linitop and De Keyn, but above all Owatrol! Durieu thus legitimately took over the brand that it had supported and developed for half a century.
In 2012, the Durieu Group was reinforced with a new production facility in the north of France, holder of all the labels and certifications of the profession: ISO 9001 (Quality), OHSAS 18001 (Safety), Ecolabel, NF Environment and ISO 14001 (Environment). The brands, Oxytol, Targol, Oxi, Elixiss… of the company Peintures et Chimie complement the other brands of the group.Our values
Passion, innovation, perfection and commitment…
We convey these values through each of our product ranges, through the optimisation of our research and production processes, and understanding the needs and expectations of our customers.
Today the group is represented internationally with subsidiaries in France, Belgium, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and Norway.
The brands are represented around the world through a network of distributors: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Spain, United States, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Mexico, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Sweden, etc.