We have been partners with RAL in the production and sale of the RAL colour sample cards for more than 75 years. From our distribution sites in Northeim and Zürich, we deliver RAL colour cards to all European countries. As specialists we warrant the precision and lasting colour fidelity of the sample cards of our making.
Who is RAL?
RAL was originally known as "Reichsausschuss für Lieferbedingungen". Today it is an incorporated society under the name "RAL German Institute for Quality Assurance and Certification e.V." The institution was founded in 1925 and attends to quality assurance in the German economy. The standardization of colours is part of its activities.
The RAL colours
The RAL colours are used in industry and trade as well as by public employers and architects and are further known all over the world. Almost all German colour manufacturers deliver RAL colours or can at least blend them. RAL demands the highest quality in regard of exactitude of colours, which is not surprising considering the fact that some colours have been in the colour register since 1927 and must still stay identical with the original colour models of that time.
There are three RAL colour systems, RAL CLASSIC,RAL DESIGN and RAL EFFECT.