The new set-up will ensure that customers are served fast and accurately, by improved logistics and products specially developed for the US market.
The Belle Chasse, Louisiana production site will be closed.
Jotun Paints Inc. will be headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Products will be supplied from Jotun factories overseas, while product development remains in the US.
“We look forward to offering a product assortment optimized for the US market to better serve our customers’ needs. Our new agile organization will also offer improved delivery service,” said Bjoern Wallentin, president of Jotun Paints Inc.
Jotun Paints Inc has over time struggled with cost, and the restructuring of the company will support Jotun’s future growth ambitions in the US.
“Jotun’s team of dedicated chemists continue to develop new products specially tailored to serve market needs in the US. This, together with improved network distribution and ability to deliver on time in full, our ambition is to create new growth and increase both sales and market shares”, Wallentin said.
Approximately 65 employees will remain employed by Jotun Paints Inc.