Hempel A/S

Hempel is one the world’s leading suppliers of coating solutions in the decorative coatings, container, industrial, infrastructure, marine, wind and yacht sectors.

The company was founded in Denmark in 1915 and is based in Kongens Lyngby — near Copenhagen (Denmark). Today, Hempel has employees all over the world.

J.W. Ostendorf
A part of Hempel

In October 2018, J.W. Ostendorf became part of the decorative segment of the Hempel Group. The global coatings solutions company thus made decorative its largest segment and generated one third of its total turnover in this sector in 2020. With its strong presence in Europe, Oceania and the Middle East, the decorative segment has a unique structure that will guarantee active growth of one billion euros by 2025.

With J.W. Ostendorf, Crown Paints, Farrow & Ball, Renaulac and Wattyl, Hempel sets strong trends and emphasises features in the decorative segment all over the world — both in the retail market for DIY enthusiasts and the trade market for professionals.

The advantage that Hempel offers you:

The wide range of diverse brands includes high-quality products for all lifestyles, price ranges and requirements. The range is topped off by the world-class expertise of the own-brands sector that J.W. Ostendorf brings.

At the same time, we are known for our diversity: In the trade, our unique portfolio makes us a ‘one-stop shop’ for brand and own-brand solutions.

Being a member of the Hempel Group also enables us to be part of the collaborative development of brands, such as the premium paint series ELLE DECORATION by Crown — a sophisticated collection featuring breath-taking colour palettes with a perfect, matte finish.

A focus on social responsibility

Solidarity, diversity and sustainability are important to us. Hempel is 100% a foundation, which is why we are committed to sustainability. The corporate foundations is involved in good causes worldwide, particularly those advocating education for children in need, research into sustainable coating technologies and the conservation of biodiversity on our planet.

Actively growing together

Together with Hempel, we will be pursuing an active, sustainable growth strategy over the coming years. By doing so, we aim to remain one step ahead of the fast-growing industry at all times. This way, we will be able to offer you innovative, market-leading solutions in the future too.

We will achieve this through a variety of measures: Our focus is on consistent customer centricity, the continuous improvement of our own operating efficiency, and the individual support and development of our best skilled employees. This will enable us to achieve sustainable growth in the future too — both organically and through acquisitions.

Product range

Extensive range in all product segments

Our brands

Internationally inspiring: Our brands


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