About us

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The beginnings of Herkula date back to 1894. At Herkula, we have invested our many years of existence into the perfection of our craft. The know-how we have accumulated over these years is unrivalled in the industry. The core business of Herkula consists of the development, production and distribution of special inks, varnishes and coating materials for the cable and plastic industries. We maintain two state-of-the-art R&D laboratories which work in close cooperation with our customers to develop customized solutions for individual requirements. Furthermore, Herkula brings new innovative products to the market in order to comply with evolving industry standards. We supply over 475 well-known industrial companies in 66 countries with cutting-edge products that meet the required high-quality standards. Herkula is proudly characterized by experience, innovation and expertise.
Development of new technologies

Herkula`s demand on ourselves is to set new standards in the cable and plastics industry. To meet these expectations, Herkula established a new laboratory in Aachen in 2018. This location focuses on the development of innovative products for various markets.

Customized solutions

Your plus with Herkula!
At Herkula, close customer relations are our top priority. For this reason, we have the motivation to respond to individual wishes and to realize them in joint projects. With our specialized chemists as well as paint- and coating engineers, we offer a professional environment to design new solution approaches, that the market does not offer yet.

Formulation know how

We have acquired our knowledge over the past 120 years.
We are also glad to support you as a source of impulses and inspiration with our many years of know-how in the field of designing your formulations for inks and coatings.


Herkula was founded in 1894. From the 1950`s onwards we have already been supplying solvent-based inks to the cable industry and in the 1980`s we began to produce UV reactive formulations. Since 2012 Herkula is owned by a foundation. In 2018 we established our second laboratory in Aachen (Germany) to increase the R&D capacity.
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Marcablo colors
Introduction of the brand MarCablo
Establishment of Farbwerke Herkula SA in St.Vith
Establishment of Farbwerke Herkula SA in St.Vith
Introduction of the brand FibreCoat
Introduction of the brand Rotodecor
Establishment of the foundation

R&D Laboratory
Establishment R&D laboratory in Aachen, Germany

Our Team

Board of directors
Board of directors


we are looking for

senior buyer (m/f/d) full time

To strengthen our purchasing department in Sankt Vith we are looking for an Operative Buyer (m/f/d) in full-time employment as soon as possible.

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Herkula global

Represented in over 65 countries worldwide
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