What we do

Protecting assets, improving businesses and inspiring customers

Thinking bigger. Thinking better.

Our coatings have never been more in demand than they are today. Global industries are booming, infrastructure is rapidly expanding, cities are growing, and coatings are essential to support it all.

Across the world, we partner with customers and research institutions to find innovative ways to solve everyday problems. From the engineers in our labs to our coating advisors in the field, our aim is to deliver value-adding coating solutions that protect assets, reduce maintenance costs and increase efficiency.

Our work is all around you

Coatings are perhaps the most seen, but most overlooked product in the world. Almost all man-made structures and equipment are coated. Without these coatings, our structures and equipment would rust and crumble – and soon be unsafe to use. So, the next time you look at a house, hospital, boat, bridge or crane, remember the coating that protects it - and think of Hempel.

We serve these core industries:

Our global growth strategy

Our industry is growing rapidly, and we are following suit. As we expand to reach new customers, industries and geographies, we want to stay ahead of the curve.

We achieve continuous improvement by:

  • Constantly focusing on the customer
  • Delivering sustainable growth – both organically and through acquisitions
  • Always improving our operational efficiency
  • Hiring the best people and empowering them to do what they do best

Value-adding solutions

We want to be the best in the business – and that means always looking for innovative ways to improve coating performance. We don't stop there. Our Research & Development centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and America find new ways for coating to improve the world. Our R&D teams work with customers, research institutes, suppliers and other industries to push the boundaries of what coatings can do.

Our R&D work focuses on:

  • Research into the latest paint technologies
  • Developing new customer-focused products and solutions
  • Working with our technical services teams to deliver high-level technical support
  • Reducing the environmental impact of coatings

Explore more

See the amazing things paint can do
Find out about working at Hempel
Read about our sustainability work

Delve deeper into our world 

Company brochure
Annual Report 2019