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The Hempel Group

We’re pleased to announce that leading German paint manufacturer J.W. Ostendorf (JWO), including Renaulac (France) and FLT Handel & Service, are now officially part of the Hempel Group, with immediate effect. 

Joe Devitt, Group Vice President, Decorative Europe, says: “JWO is an excellent match for Hempel and Crown Paints. Decorative Europe will be able to present new and exciting value propositions to both existing and new customers. Now, we have several routes to market for the brand and private label. We’re unique in terms of our knowledge, competencies and our experiences. Together we’re stronger.”

Joe continues: “By focusing on integration, as well as the alignment of our businesses and synergies, I’m convinced that we’ll create the foundation for a bright future and will lead the global consolidation of the decorative market.”

About Hempel

Since 1915 Hempel has been a world-leading coatings specialist, providing protection and inspiration to the world around us.

Today Hempel have over 5,500 people in 80 countries delivering trusted soutions in the protective, decorative, marine, container, industrial and yacht markets. This includes many recognised brands like Crown Paints, Schaepman and Jones-Blair.

Hempel is proudly owned by the Hempel Foundation, which supports cultural, humanitarian and scientific causes across the world.