Jotun Expands U.S. Presence

Jotun, manufacturer of paints and powder coatings, is in the midst of a major expansion of its U.S. resources.

The expansion, which will serve the local marine fleets in the Americas, will be part of the Jotun global network for seagoing vessels. Jotun paints also holds a major presence in protective coatings, serving industry, and oil and gas installations.

Jotun Powder Coatings globally produces functional powder coatings for protection of oil and gas pipelines. The Jotun Group remains as having a large portion of market share of its business in Europe. Middle East and the Pacific, while establishing a presence in the U.S.

market. Headlining Jotun's entrance into the U.S. marketplace was the acquisition of a manufacturing operation last year in Belle Chasse, La. Equipped to offer its market a broader product range, specifically to the U.S. market, this new manufacturing and laboratory complex is benefiting from a series of investment programs to speed the production of a wider range of factory fresh paints and coatings to increase output efficiency while raising quality standards. Also, the company's Paints and Powder Coatings sales and marketing operation has relocated to new purpose-planned offices in Houston, linked to a nationwide network of offices and distributors.

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