Jotun stories

Welcome to Jotun stories. Here, you’ll find everything from interviews with industry experts and inspiring cases, to insights into how we work with some of the world’s most iconic structures.

Rescue team on boat. Photo: Gilmar Alves/ASI/Agencia estado via AFP

Jotun supports Red Cross in Brazil

Heavy rainfall has caused destructive floods in parts of Brazil over the past weeks. 2.3 million people are affected, and Jotun has decided to donate NOK 1 million to Red Cross/IFRC and their aid in the area.

Green step in Vietnam

Utilizing clean energy is a key initiative throughout Jotun. In Vietnam, we now run 36% on solar power and the rest is secured from certified renewable energy sources.

Game on at work

Greek engineer Eleni Boviatsi has a PlayStation setup as her workstation. Currently on a short-term assignment in Norway, she is playing with Jotun's greatest innovation.

Airplane on ice in Antarctica

Extreme conditions call for extreme testing

Not that there is too much building activity going on at the South Pole. But if our coatings can get the job done there, they can do it anywhere.

Odd Gleditsch jr.

Odd Gleditsch jr. passed away

Former CEO and Chairman of the Board in Jotun, Odd Gleditsch jr., passed away December 25th 2023.

Libyan Red Crescent volunteers provide emergency aid after Storm Daniel’s destructions. Photo: IFRC

Jotun supports aid in Libya

Libya suffers from devastating floods caused by Storm Daniel. Jotun has decided to donate NOK 1 mill to support Red Cross/Red Crescent in the area.

Moroccan Red Crescent teams were the first on the ground to provide urgent assistance to those affected by the September 8 earthquake. Photo IFRC

Jotun donation to emergency aid in Morocco

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Morocco September 8th, causing widespread devastation. Jotun has donated NOK 1 million to Red Cross/Red Crescent to emergency aid in the area.

Long time dealer, Binh Nguyen, celebrates the installation of Jotun’s 10,000th Multicolor Machine.

A long, colourful road to success

Jotun has celebrated an important milestone. The company’s 10,000th Multicolor Machine has been installed in a paint shop in Vietnam.

While pursuing a career at Jotun and rasing a family, Salem ElSayed Abousalem also found time to earn his PhD in Physical Chemistry. Photo: Morten Rakke

A passion for learning

With encouragement from Jotun and support from his family, Ashraf Salem ElSayed Abousalem earned a Master’s degree and PhD while building his career at Jotun.

Wind farm at sea

Telenor + Jotun = smarter paint

Why is advanced communication technology from Telenor relevant for Jotun’s premium protective coatings? The answer is proven performance.

Matthieu Augereau with a VR camera

Adding VR to the can

Jotun’s Learning & Development crew uses state-of-the-art technology to create internal training programs. “If we want to create a better Jotun, we need to keep innovating”, Senior Learning Advisor Matthieu Augereau says.

Nilay Yilmaz standing in the dock looking up on a ship hull

Role model at the shipyard

After being turned down twice by a competing company, Nilay Yilmaz (28) landed a job in Jotun Turkey and became the first female coating advisor in the country. Now her colleagues hope to see more women at the busy shipyards.

Nova Kakhovka dam: Floods affect tens of thousands of people (photo Ukraine Red Cross)

Jotun donates emergency aid to Ukraine

The collapse of the Nova Kakhovka dam in Ukraine is among the largest destructions of civil infrastructure since February 2022 and has major humanitarian consequences. Jotun has decided to donate NOK 2 mill to The Red Cross/Red Crescent and their emergency aid in the area.

Be proud of who you are

We want every Jotun employee to be proud of who they are – throughout the year and all over the world.

Yasmine Eladly on stage with a microphone

Career boost in the Middle East

Jotun’s employees are encouraged to pursuit new careers within the company. For Yasmine (31) a short-term assignment sent her on a career boosting journey.

Red tanker on sea

Saving steel for a more sustainable future

In a recently published study, preventing steel from corroding is highlighted as one of the keys to a more sustainable future.

Four smiling women

Instant success with extra care

To support the employees when they need it the most, Jotun launched Penguin Care. Six months later the program has already improved the quality of life for several Jotun employees and families throughout the world.

Solar panels on the roof top of Jotun's factory in Oman

Running on sunshine

Jotun is stepping up the game on renewable energy. In Oman, the sun now provides the paints manufacturer with half of its energy needs.

A woman receiving food and blankets from a Red Cross worker. Photo: Ville Palonen / Finnish Red Cross

Jotun donates to Ukraine aid

To help meet the growing need for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, Jotun has donated NOK 1 mill to the Red Cross/ Red Crescent and NOK 0.5 mill to Norwegian People’s Aid to support their work in the country.

Search for air leakages in Jotun's factory in Turkey

Closing down energy waste

In Jotun, sustainability is all about those small green steps. A new program for reducing air leakages is having a huge impact on both CO2 emissions and energy consumption.

A woman taking notes and a man sitting on a couch

Extra care in difficult times

During the pandemic, our mental health has been heavily challenged. In Jotun Turkey, a company paid well-being program has given more than 1 000 employees valuable help.

Jotun employee Keng Khoon Tan and his family enjoying life in Sandefjord, Norway. Photo: Morten Rakke

Increased care packages to 10,000 families

A unique company culture over many years has created a worldwide family feeling in Jotun. Now the Norwegian paints manufacturer extends their reach to implement an increase of family-oriented benefits.

Brazil soccer team at Norway Cup

Playing for life

Karanba is a social initiative providing food, safety and education for youths from the favela in Rio de Janeiro. One of the main activities is playing soccer. However, the greatest triumphs come off the pitch.

Stein Kjolberg at the golf course

Hit the American dream

Stein Kjølberg is one of many Jotun employees with various positions and countries under the belt. Now the Norwegian is packing his golf clubs and moving to the US.

Faten Lubani. Photo: Heidi Marie Goperod

Diversity in the workplace pays off

“Focusing on diversity and inclusion gives huge benefits – both on an individual and corporate level”, says Faten Lubani in Globale Sandefjord and Åsmund Bergem in Jotun.

Joyful employees at Jotun Philippines encouraged to bring their true self to work every day

Proud diversity celebration in the Philippines

During their very own diversity campaign this month, the employees at Jotun Philippines are encouraged to bring their true self to work every day.

Happy people forming the word JOTUN

Stepping up the game on diversity

As an increasingly global company in an increasingly diversified world, Jotun is embracing differences amongst our more than 10,200 employees.

Electrical vehicle outside the Vindal factory

Ready, set, go!

Jotun is pursuing sustainable solutions in various parts of the organisation. 11 May 2022 our first electrical truck made its debut at the Vindal factory in Norway.

Helle Vines Ertsas with the HullSkater

May revolutionise the industry

In her early Jotun career, Helle Vines Ertsas worked with competence development and internal training. Today, she is fully occupied with the company’s most complex innovation ever.

Emma McArthur

Living the American dream

Emma McArthur knew nothing about paint when she joined Jotun. Eight years later she finds herself in Houston, Texas, as part of a Jotun America that never has performed better.

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