PRIVATE COMPANY; YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1948
REVENUE: $268 million
MARKET SERVED: Decorative coatings
Michael Ostendorf, chairman and managing director; Heinz Rothues, managing director; Silvan Odermatt, managing director; Bernd Hopf, managing director; Leonhard Ritzhaupt, executive.
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 750. 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.
JWO is one of the most modern paint manufacturers in Europe. According to the company, the production is highly automated, environmentally friendly and there is a constant focus on hygiene. JWO is certified by LGA (derived hygiene standards for paint as for the food industry). Among other things, the production is primarily water-based, but JWO also produces solvent-based products.