Ilva was founded in Italy in 1946, and became a company specialising in the production of varnishes, stains and wood impregnation products. Ilva, part of the multinational IVM Group, is the most important European group and one of the first worldwide, with offices in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Poland and present in more than 70 countries through distributors and specialized collaborators.

In 1994 Ilva comes to Spain (IVM Chemical Industries sa) to market its products in Spain and Portugal. IVM Chemical Industries sa soon becomes one of the most relevant and important companies on the Spanish market working to offer the most suitable and innovative solutions.

From its headquarters in Torrent (Valencia), IVM Chemical Industries sa is currently concentrated on the Spanish, Portuguese, Central and South American market, offering the Group companies’ great heritage of knowledge and experience on the various products used in different countries, and in particular in Italy, which is one of the most specialized and important wood coating markets worldwide.


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.

Group key datas*

Yearly Group Turnover €  250-300.000.000
Ton production per year including connected 80.000
Staff including connected 900 
Scientific Researchers  and R&D Specialists                   About 150                                                                               
Consolidated Actualized  Net Capital          € 210.000.000

* December 2019