YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1948
REVENUE: $240 million
• Decorative coatings
Michael Ostendorf, chairman and managing director; Bernd Hopf, managing director; Silvan Odermatt, managing director; Heinz Rothues, managing director.
Ostendorf GmbH & Co. KG (JWO) has been producing paints, varnishes, lacquers and enamels since 1948 for a variety of applications. It has its affiliates in Great Britain, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, France and Hungary. It has a production capacity of more than 500 million liters per year and a staff of 800. It operates an integrated production and logistics facility at its headquarters in Coesfeld where it produces paints, trim and stains in one of Europe’s most modern paint factories. The company is the only paint manufacturer in Europe with hygiene certification (TÜV Germany), and the production processes emit up to 80 percent less CO2 compared with the paint-industry standard. Recently, VDI Zentrum Ressourceneffizienz GmbH added JWO from the Westphalian city of Coesfeld to its Industrie-Club Ressourceneffizienz.