Our business is trust

Making our world safer, stronger, longer lasting and more beautiful

Protecting assets. Improving businesses

We’re guardians of our customers’ most valuable assets. From bridges and boats to power stations and homes, our coatings can be found around the globe, protecting our customers’ assets and equipment from corrosion. They bring colour to our homes and places of work, and extend the service lives of assets and equipment, increasing return on investment.

But we do much more than just protect and beautify. We work closely with customers to find solutions to their biggest challenges. We help them optimise their processes, reduce maintenance costs, cut down on waste and improve environmental performance.

Our customers trust us with their most valuable assets. We earn this trust every day through our technical expertise and the superior performance of our coating solutions.

Hempel around the world

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We’re proudly owned by the Hempel Foundation, a corporate foundation that supports good causes around the globe, with specific focus on education of children in need, research into sustainable coatings technology and protecting the planet’s biodiversity.

Fast facts

  • Hempel develops and manufactures coating solutions for the protective, decorative, marine, container, industrial and yacht segments.
  • It was established in Denmark in 1915 and today employs people across the globe.
  • It’s headquartered in Kongens Lyngby, near Copenhagen, Denmark.

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