Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1915
REVENUE: $1.720 billion s (2013: $1.699 billion)
• Architectural • Marine and protective coatings
• Container coatings • Yacht coatings • Decorative coatings
Pierre-Yves Jullien, group president and CEO; Kim Junge Andersen, group executive vice president and CFO; Lars Petersson, group executive vice president, COO Marketing directors: Klaus Moeller (Protective), Christian Ottosen (Marine), Thomas C. Olsen (Yacht); Monica Li Aviram (Decorative); David Deters, VP, group R&D.
Protective coatings supplier, Hempel, recorded sales of $1.720 billion in 2014. Hempel employs approximately 5,200 people and is present in more than 80 countries and has 27 factories, 48 sales offices and more than150 stockpoints.
The company offers protective coatings for oil and gas, chemical plants, infrastructure, rail, mining and metal processing, pipelines and power generation. In the marine segment the company provides marine maintenance and marine newbuilding products. Hempel also offers both interior and exterior decorative coatings.
Hempel has launched a new combined primer and mid-coat designed specifically for wind towers. The new coating, HEMPADUR 4774D, will be used in Hempel’s well-known two-coat anti-corrosive system for wind turbine towers to address previous UV stability issues. Hempel’s two-coat wind tower protection system dries up to 30 percent faster than equivalent three-coat systems, helping to eliminate production bottlenecks, increase throughput and reduce drying hall costs, the company reported. Since it was first launched in 2008, the system has effectively become the industry standard within two-coat paint systems for wind towers, and around 70 percent of producers using a two-coat system for wind towers choose Hempel. Developed specifically for wind towers, HEMPADUR 4774D will replace the combined primer and mid-coat currently used in Hempel’s two-coat system and will improve the system by addressing previous UV stability issues. Hempel is one of the leading coatings suppliers to the wind energy sector and supplies coatings to more than 50 percent of all wind turbines, towers and blades produced around the world.