The range of Milesi products was created in Italy in 1947 by the Milesi SpA company. The company is specialised in the production of coatings, colours and wood impregnation products, and is currently part of the IVM multinational Group. This is the most important group of the sector in Europe as well as one of the world leaders, and is present in more than 70 countries through subsidiaries and specialized distributors.

The French company Milesi SA was founded in 1975 in Sainte Geneviève des Bois, near Paris. The deployment of the IVM Group in France in 1975 initiated a technological upheaval: Milesi is responsible for the introduction of polyurethane systems, polyesters and UV on the French market. Although these products were known, they were not yet widespread. The presence of Milesi has made a series of technological innovations available to the French timber industry that has enabled it to keep up with the most advanced European countries in this sector. Let us not forget that the company was founded in Italy. In addition to being the world leader in design, Italy is the first European country and one of the three most important and specialised markets in the world for wood varnishes. Milesi SA also exports its know-how to Belgium, West Africa and North Africa.


IVM Chemicals mission is to give technical and innovative solutions to all those who paint wood, from small users to large industrial companies with the highest level of service and product quality.

This mission is achieved through:

  • Its choice to constantly invest into Research and Development. IVM Group invests more than 8% of its proceeds to Research and Development.
  • Its will to ensure continuity to the Company management: from its establishment in 1970, IVM Group, of which IVM  Chemicals is part, has maintained the same ownership over the years, always guaranteeing its collaborators unity and consistency in its strategies, security and reliability in the administration. Today, the resulting stability of its management and collaborators allows the Group to count  on a team composed by the most relevant experts in the field of wood coating.
  • The collaboration with the user. IVM Chemicals Researchers and Technical Assistants constantly cooperate with the Client:   to identify the most suitable cycles with respect to the technical and aesthetical results he wishes to obtain and his  application requirements and  to adjust the products on his plants and support him in optimizing the coating processes.

IVM Group -  Main data*

Yearly Group Turnover € 330.000.000
including 230.000.000 for Subsidiaries and 100.000.000 for Associated Companies 
Ton production per year 105.000 ton
including 80.000 for Subsidiaries and 25.000 for Associated Companies
Operators in the Group 1.200
including 900 in the Subsidiaries and 300 in the Associated Companies
Scientific researchers  and R&D specialists                   about 200
including 150 in the Subsidiaries and 50 in the Associated Companies 
Consolidated Actualized  Net Capital          € 160.000.000

* December 2016