In 1953 , Vernicolor was created by Victor CHAMPIER with "CHAMPIER & sons " in France in the city of Oyonnax in a workshop under the family home manual activites were focused on combs coloring by baths and first manual spraying activites on ''santons'' and toys for washing powder producers..
In the 1960s , Victor developed his activities with painting by pistol on the combs to obtain ‘half-blond’ and on the santons.
In 1970 , the second generation creates a dedicated company with the first VERNICOLOR logo. The company focus on manual spraying for industry and automotive.
In 1982 , Twelve years later, influenced by the requirements, Vernicolor incorporated new finishing processes which enriched the company's activity with pad printing, screen printing and hot foil stamping .
In 1989 , Vernicolor invest in 6 axxis robots for hubcap and other exterior trims.
In 1995 , Over the years , Vernicolor logo has been improved.
In 1997 , Vernicolor continued its performance program with the certticate of the ISO 9002 certificate and start working directly with phone manufacturers such as Sagem, Sony , Philips , Mitsubishi , Pioneer.
In 1999 , Vernicolor implemented laser etching to answer to customers requests for mobile phone key sets and button HMI for automotive . Vernicolor has also developped a new painting line for body colors parts like mirrors.
In 2001 , Vernicolor was developed the first laboratory approved by several OEMs to test some of the products internally, thus reducing the delivery time of the results.
In 2003 , This ambitious growth strategy acquired at Vernicolor the certificate ISO TS 16949 .
Vernicolor integrates know-how such as laser engraving , 3D decoration with patented processes to move upmarket in the face of competition from countries in the East , the North of africa and of course China , which are becoming competitors on a daily basis.
In 2004 , François Champier , grandson of the founder creates a holding company that bought majority of shares to expand the group abroad and invest in new processes .
In 2006 , International development continues , Vernicolor sets up in Romania in SANTANDREI , BIHOR , with actually 6500M2 . the first division abroad.
In 2008 , Research and Development developed with the launch of the 1st subsidiary in Africa in Tunisia located in GROMBALIA governorate of NABEUL with 6000 M2 built .
In the early 2008s , Vernicolor continued to strengthen its activity with the integration of a new line that was implemented containing the technology of curing with ultraviolet light ( UV curing ).
Vernicolor integrates the UV development on the new AUDI A1 / A5 / A6 / A7 / A8, Citroen DS4 which allow growth of 8%. Takeover of the MECAPLAST Izernore site to diversify our know-how in large parts and in the exterior of the vehicle.
In 2010 , Creation of group departments based on productlines and expert positions for each processes.
In 2013 , Vernicolor invest in moulding machines including a hot & cold process for 3D parts with high gloss finish.
In 2014 , the second plant was opened in Romania , in the Oradea Industrial Park with actually 11 000M2.
In 2014 , The new installation has integrated the galvanic chrome process , a technology much in demand by OEMs. The touch of chrome parts of cars gives a sensation of metallic cold ..
In 2015 , Vernicolor was enriched with new injection machines purchased from German company Arburg.
In 2016, continued development in U.V varnish : Leading position in europe , new electric moulding machines was purchased from Austria. New inking technology for chrome parts was implemented in Romania thanks to an exclusive partnership with ATOTECH , subsidiary of Total .
In 2017 , The strategy implemented to bear fruit , the first certification of the IATF in North Africa was awarded to Vernicolor Tunisia , ranked 5th world.
In 2018 new technology 2K moulding for painted and plated parts for more functionnality.
In 2019 , Vernicolor became a global leader, with two new plants opened , the first plant in north America, located in Ramos Arizpe Coahuila , Mexico with actually 6500 M2.
The second plant was launched in Tunisia , it is the second subsidiary of Vernicolor in Tunisia which located in ELFEJJA governorate of MANNOUBA with 11 000 M2 actually built.
In 2021 , the company invest the field of noble materials with real materials like wood , cork , linen , basalt , leather , marquetry , etc... but also synthetics materials like carbon, iron mesh , films , cactus leather alternativ , etc..
In 2022 , After FIAT & DODGE , Vernicolor will start FORD production in North America. Our processes allows us to supply MIC , painted and leather wrapped processes. With Emblems backlighted assembly , VERNICOLOR can support Tiers 1 in the increasing range levels of OEM's .