With a trajectory of 90 years, the Grupo Orbis Is a Colombian multinational that handles paint, chemicals, trading businesses plus bottles and inks. In 2012, reported sales for USD$1073 million and it employs 5200 people.
The Grupo Orbis is one of Colombia's top 30 biggest companies, it has presence in 16 countries of South and Central America and exportations to 25 more. It has its shares listed on the stock market of Colombia, and applies a system of regulated information.
The main companies that are part of Grupo Orbis are:
- Pintuco (global paint company): Paint leader in central America and the Andean region.
- Andercol: Chemical products.
- Mundial: Distribution of goods throughout Colombia, production and marketing of own brands, and MRO service, maintenance, repair and operations aimed at industry and institutional sector.
- O-tek: Large pipes GRP (polyester reinforced with fiberglass or GRP glassfiber reinforced plastic pipe) for water, sewer, Hydroelectric and irrigation, Liquid storage tanks, Rehabilitation and repair networks.
and Joint Ventures
Inks: Supplies inks for the printing industry.
Since 2010 Grupo Orbis has voluntarily committed to respect the 10 principles established by the global pact, which talks about respect to the human rights for labor, takes care of the environment and fights against corruption.
At a regional level it articulates with its commitment to sustainability from a business strategy and support through the Fundación Orbis with programs of habitability for equitable development. Since 2005 O-tek signed a transparency for Colombia agreement to prevent corruption practices in companies that build piping and accessories.