On July 13, 2015, Jotun started up production at its first coatings factory in Brazil.
The factory is located in Itaboraí, 52 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro, built on a land of 130.000 square meters, with an initial installed production capacity of 10 million liters of paint per year. Production equipment is based on the latest technology which will provide high flexibility and productivity, and the production facilities have been mainly developed together with local suppliers.
Production will attend the demand for coatings of Marine and Protective markets in Brazil and will follow Jotun International quality standards. The new site will concentrate all 100 employees in Rio de Janeiro.
Jotun has been present in Brazil since 1998, first as Marine coatings supplier and since 2008 on the Protective Coatings segment. In the marine market, Jotun supplies both international and national shipping industry operating in Brazil for new buildings, dry dock and on board maintenance. Under the protective coatings market, supplies are more extensive going from offshore, wind towers, mining, refineries or fertilizing industries.
The company expects to keep on increasing its share in Brazilian market through the flexibility and capacity increase that the local production will be able to supply. Even in the present uncertain economic situation, Jotun has been able to continue growing in the Brazilian market above double digit figures and believes on the opportunities of the Brazilian market on long term perspective.
Jotun has its head office in Sandefjord, Norway, and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of decorative paints, marine, protective and powder coatings. The group has 68 companies and 33 production facilities on all continents. Jotun products are available in more than 90 countries through own subsidiaries, joint ventures, agents, branch offices and distributors. Jotun is employing more than 9,600 employees.