Heinrich van Megen founds a paint factory in Bochum-Langendreer, which produces industrial coatings for the metalworking industry.
The company moves to a larger production facility in Krefeld-Hüls.
Karl van Megen joins the company in place of his brother, who has been missed in action during the war. American occupying soldiers leave the factory, which has been da-maged by aicraft bombs.
A new water-based paint for household appliances repre-sents a milestone in the development of environmentally friendly coatings.
The oil crisis with exploding raw material costs and supply bottlenecks is successfully mastered.
The company site is included within the development plan for a future residential development. Groundwater conta-mination was identified as a consequence of the war.
Karl van Megen jr. Karl van Megen jr. joins the company together with his brother Dr. Heinrich van Megen. The old factory is torn down and a new production facility is opened in an indus-trial estate.
In Kempen, a new paint factory with state-of-the-art technology and high safety standards is put into operation. New markets are opened up with the development of car refinishing coatings.
With Dr. Julian van Megen , already the 4th generation is active in the company.