Jotun is a leading manufacturer of high performance coatings supplied in the UK by Promain UK Limited. Specialities are corrosion protection and passive fire protection of steel as well as protection and decoration of concrete. Jotun products have all been designed and formulated to fulfil certain aims. Every product is the result of intensive research and development combining state-of-the-art technology with innovative thinking, practical knowledge, and experience.
Statistics show that as much as 95% of all coating failures are a result of poor surface preparation and application.
Good routines and correct application are essential to achieve long-term protection. Jotun have over 600 coating advisors all around the world, all with a high level of education and experience to ensure that you as a customer get what you need. In recent years Jotun has demonstrated major growth with the creation of a significant international network and can proudly claim to be a truly worldwide organisation. The Jotun group is built up of people who are committed to excellence in the research, development and production of quality products which offer value and performance. For Industrial Paint Supply call Promain on 01462 421 333
The History of Jotun
Jotun's founder, Odd Gleditsch sr., opens a combined colour/ship supply store in Sandefjord. It was a good time for the whaling industry, and Gleditsch sr. soon worked his way into the business of supplier to the whaling fleets in Sandefjord, Tønsberg, and Larvik. Odd Gleditsch sr. played a very special role in the development of Jotun. His personality had an extraordinary influence on the company, on employees, among customers, and on everyone with whom he came in contact. He had a particular gift for creating enthusiasm among employees at all levels. He once said; "If I have a secret weapon, it is my ability to find able employees and to listen, and listen carefully, to their thoughts, suggestions and ideas." Many people would say that it was this very way of thinking that created the able employees.
1926: The start of Jotun Chemical Factory
As sales to the whaling fleet increased, Gleditsch sr. saw the pontential in manufacturing the paint himself. On 12th March 1926, Gleditsch sr. invited shareholders to subscribe to the new company. With a share capital of NOK 60 000, Jotun Kemiske Fabrik A/S was founded, with Odd Gleditsch sr. as managing director. The Jotun Group has total sales of NOK 11 350 million (USD 1 952 million) and 8740 employees, 71 companies in 45 countries, and 36 production facilities in 19 countries. The company is represented in more than 90 countries around the world.