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.

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.

Be proud of who you are

In Jotun, we want everyone to feel safe, be proud of their identity and apply their whole self at work. Meet nine Jotun employees who share their experiences in our brand-new film.

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.

Verena Zeriul at an Italian shipyard

Breaking barriers at the shipyard

Being the only woman onboard is no problem for Technical Sales Support specialist Verena Zeriul in Jotun Italy. She appreciates the company’s investments in her training and development.

Perihan Gundag in the laboratory in Turkey

Passion for learning

As both a Senior R&D Chemist in Jotun Turkey and PhD student, Perihan Gundag faces new ideas and perspectives every day. However, it is the teamwork in the lab that motivates her the most.

Yi Huang has a global career within Jotun

Citizen of the world

Yi Huang’s willingness to embrace opportunities has led to a truly global career with Jotun.

HullKeeper aerial view

Improved environmental performance

To help owners and operators improve hull efficiency to reduce emissions, Jotun’s HullKeeper programme offers trusted analytical and technical services, digital capability and ROV inspections.

Jotun protects the jacket for the wind power installation at sea

Renewable success

With global demand for renewable energy on the rise, Jotun is growing fast serving wind energy projects in the world’s leading market: China.

Drone view of Jotun's factory at Vindal in Norway

Wastewater recycling

To reduce the amount of wastewater generated by the Jotun factory in Norway, the company has invested in a process water recycling system.

Distribution of vaccines through UN's COWAX programme

Jotun provides support to the COVAX programme

In the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Jotun has donated NOK 5 million to UNICEF and the COVAX programme.

A mine dog on duty finding hidden mines

Saving lives in South East Asia

Jotun continues to support Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) in their efforts in some of the world’s most dangerous places. There still are millions of mines and explosive remnants of war hidden under the soil in Vietnam and Cambodia.

A technical inspector measuring thickness of the coating on a ship hull

Hull performance doesn’t have to be a drag

As with any innovation, Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) has its origins in a challenge: How can hull coatings help shipowners comply with regulations and reduce fuel costs and corresponding emissions?

A paint sample from Jotuns Multicolor colour bar

The Jotun Multicolor story

The development of the Jotun Multicolor Concept not only revolutionised how colours are produced, marketed and sold, it has helped Jotun become a market leader in many countries.

Norunn Folsvik is not afraid of diving into new challenges

Leap of faith

Sometimes, taking big risks pays off. For Norunn Folsvik, trying something new sometimes means putting doubts aside.

Lebanese Red Crescent giving first aid after the tragis explotion in Beirut harbour

Targeted support

Jotun has supported The International Red Cross and Red Crescent (ICRC) Movement for many years, providing support to disaster relief efforts through the Norwegian Red Cross.

Preparing seed bombs for dropping by drone

Seeds of hope

Through collaboration and the clever use of technology, Jotun Turkey’s “GreenSteps” campaign has built strong social media engagement that has raised awareness and money for re-forestation projects.

Melvin Lee has a great career within Jotun

Embracing opportunity

Sandefjord may not share much in common with his birthplace in Malaysia, but for Melvin Lee, Norway is home – for now.

The Hull Skater operating along a ship side

Hull Skating Solution

By combining robotics, big data and paint technology, this underwater robot can solve one of the oldest problems in shipping and help the shipping industry reduce its carbon footprint. Read on to discover how.

Inside one of Jotun's factory in China

Taking steps towards a better tomorrow

Can a structured, holistic approach work to improve the environmental performance of a global company, while cutting costs at the same time?

Bahari airport in Bahrain by night

The benefits of early involvement

If there is one thing project managers and contractors may agree upon, it is that the best results often come as a direct result of cooperation, sharing knowledge and early involvement of key players. That was the case when Bahrain International Airport was undergoing a massive modernisation project.

World Expo 2020 aerial view of the central dome

Colouring the World Expo

Renowned architects, ambitious designs and unique requirements. When the World Expo is on the agenda, nothing is spared.

Jotun's test centre in Svalbard, Norway

Arctic test stations

Real-life testing is vital to understand how paint and coatings perform in every imaginable weather and climate condition. This is the story of how field-testing from pole to pole, and everywhere in between, ensures products that protect property anywhere in the world.

Regional Jotun Colour Marketing Manager Rana Khadra teaching a Jotun Colour academy class

Getting out of your comfort zone

As colour and paint have a major impact on our surroundings, investing in getting to know the science behind it can enable us to make better choices. Because in the 21st century, we never stop learning.

Two scientists working at the R&D centre in Norway

Investing in a multicultural workforce

Hiring people from all over the world can yield positive results in more ways than one. Saying yes to diversity means “we often arrive at better solutions, faster” says the R&D Director.

Serena Gonsalves

Leading the way for the next generation

Driven by boldness and ambition to learn, Serena Gonsalves continues to make her mark in the global and diverse world of Jotun. Read on to discover how she’s paving the way for the next generation of leaders.

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