Since its creation in 1983 AURO has pioneered the field of genuinely ‘eco-friendly’ (ecological) paints, wood treatment and cleaning products. AURO’s paints, stains, oils, waxes, cleaning and care products show that natural raw materials offer a unique combination of high performance, usability and ecological responsibility.

Pioneers in gentle chemistry

Professor Dr. Arnim von Gleich, chairs the Supervisory Board (made up of Thomas Lange, Dipl.-Eng. and Jan Fischer, the Founder’s son). The company CEO is Edwin Hribek. The Factory and Development Labs are in Brunswick, Lower Saxony.

In December 2013, to celebrate our first 30 years we published a bilingual brochure (German/English) with many interesting guest contributions from all over the world.

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Milestones of AURO’s company history

2017 : As the first paint manufacturer, AURO manages to develop an automatic tinting system for wall paints that works with consistently ecological pigment pastes. The COLOURS FOR LIFE Premium wall and ceiling paint is launched.


2015: With ultra-modern biogenic binding agents, the AURO product development sets new standards of technical performance.


As from 2012: Extensive investment in the engagement of new staff in research and development, shipping and logistics, as well as sales and marketing (domestic and abroad).


2009: Newly constructed building for the sales and marketing staff, reconstruction of the office building, including a new shop and showroom: An investment to make the enterprise’s location future-proof.


2008: Market introduction of the the high-grade lime assortment: Mineral paints for mould prevention. AURO quickly gains market share and expands the range of lime-based products.


2007: Market launch of AURO’s cleaning, care and maintenance range of products called “Brilliant ideas”: Well-engineered special cleaners for all household tasks.


2006: AURO Woodstain Aqua, no. 160-84 is nominated „test winner“ in „Test“, Germany’s most noted magazine for consumer protection (published by the Warentest foundation).


2004: Introduction of a new label concept with a revised classification of products within the complete assortment.


2001: AURO introduces a complete new range of paints, stains, oils and waxes without solvents.


1999: Eco Award from environmental organisation “Friends of the Earth“.


1998: The company goes public. Start of the research and development project “solvent-free natural paints”, funded by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU).


1994: B.A.U.M. Environmental Prize awarded to AURO.


1992: Dr. Hermann Fischer is appointed “Eco-Manager of the Year“ by WWF and the business journal „Capital“.


1990: Introduction of an assortment of washing and cleaning products under the brand name “AWALAN”.


1989: In the first-ever test of an AURO product by the prestigious “test” consumer magazine, AURO Wall paint no. 321 is rated “good”.


1983: Foundation of the AURO Pflanzenchemie GmbH (as from 1998: AURO AG).