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Hempel – A world leading coating specialist since 1915

As a world-leading supplier of trusted coating solutions, Hempel factories, R&D centres and stock points are established in every region.

Across the globe, Hempel’s coatings protect surfaces, structures and equipment. They extend asset lifetimes, reduce maintenance costs and make homes and workplaces safer and more colourful. Hempel was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1915. It is proudly owned by the Hempel Foundation, which ensures a solid economic base for the Hempel Group and supports cultural, social, humanitarian and scientific purposes around the world. ​

What is Decorative Europe?

In 2011, British based Crown Paints were acquired by The Hempel group, followed in 2018 by German company J.W. Ostendorf, which includes Renaulac – based in Bordeaux France – and FLT Handel service. This latest acquisition allowed for the formation of the Decorative Europe Region, headed up by Joe Devitt, Group Vice President.


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Hempel Foundation

Hempel is proudly owned by the Hempel Foundation, a commercial foundation dedicated to making a positive difference around the globe.

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