Odd Gleditsch jr. and Odd Gleditsch d.y. at the unveiling of the bust of Odd Gleditsch jr. at the entrance to Jotun HQ in Norway.
Odd Gleditsch jr. and Odd Gleditsch d.y. at the unveiling of the bust of Odd Gleditsch jr. at the entrance to Jotun HQ in Norway.

Lịch sử của chúng tôi

Kể từ khi thành lập, Jotun đã được quản trị hiệu quả bởi gia tộc Gleditsch. Quyền sở hữu vững chắc đã củng cố hành trình kinh doanh của Jotun, đưa chúng tôi từ thành phố Sandefjord, Na Uy đến mọi châu lục trên toàn cầu.


Jotun – Nơi bắt đầu những câu chuyện

Trở lại thời điểm năm 1926, khi nhà khởi nghiệp người Na Uy Odd Gleditsch Sen. đặt nền móng đầu tiên cho Jotun.


Based in the coastal town of Sandefjord, Odd Gleditsch Sen. sold marine paints to shipowners and the whaling fleet. In 1926, Gleditsch Sen. purchased Jotun Kemiske Fabrik A/S.


To make it easier to manufacture his own products, Gleditsch Sen. bought Gimle Oljemølle/Oil mill.


The company developed a new marine paint. Named Arcanol, it provided effective corrosion protection. It is hard to overestimate the impact of this product on Jotun’s early development. Arcanol – the name, the trademark and the product – all helped to differentiate Jotun from the competitors.


Giá trị và khả năng chống chịu mạnh mẽ

Việc Đức chiếm đóng Na Uy trong Thế chiến II là một thách thức lớn cho cả Na Uy và Jotun. Khả năng tiếp cận nguyên liệu thô bị hạn chế và sản lượng thấp, tuy nhiên công ty vẫn cho ra mắt một số sản phẩm mới.


Fleichers Kjemiske Fabrikk launched the paint Drygolin, which rapidly became Norway's bestselling exterior paint. The technology was further developed by Jotun.


Jotun opened a new five-story factory at Gimle in Sandefjord, Norway, where a whole floor was devoted exclusively to R&D.


Another major milestone as the interior paint Fenom was launched.


The transparent stain Trebitt was released.


Tăng trưởng toàn cầu

Để đẩy nhanh tốc độ tăng trưởng trên toàn cầu trong thập niên 1960, Jotun đã xây dựng các nhà máy ở địa điểm gần với thị trường mà công ty cung cấp sản phẩm. Nhận thức rõ rệt hơn về các rủi ro đối với sức khỏe và môi trường là nguyên nhân thúc đẩy sự phát triển của sơn tĩnh điện.


Jotun established a sales office in Hong Kong. In 1966, we opened another office in Japan.


Thanks to Odd Gleditsch Jr, Jotun opened its first overseas factory in Tripoli, Libya. The new factory served as a training ground for Jotun managers and engineers, who would later open factories all over the world.


A new factory in Thailand served as a gateway to other markets in the Far East. Jotun partnered with the visionary Norwegian chemist Gunnar Myhre to create Corro-Coat A/S and finance its first powder coatings factory in Larvik, Norway.


Odd Gleditsch jr. succeeded Jotun's founder (his father) as Chairman. Jotun purchased Henry Clark & Sons, a marine paint manufacturer in the UK. This was a big step forward for Jotun as an international player.


A/S Jotun Odd Gleditsch merged with former rivals Alf Bjercke A/S, Fleischers Kjemiske Fabrikker A/S and A/S Denofa og Lilleborg Fabrikker's paint division. Together, they became a strong domestic player with the resources to expand overseas. The merger was a success and the four companies became Jotungruppen A/S. In 1984, they changed the name to Jotun A/S.


Jotun opened a factory in Dubai, the company’s first factory in the Middle East.


A fire destroyed Jotun’s factory and warehouse in Sandefjord. The tragedy killed 6 people and injured 11. The company was rebuilt thanks to the extraordinary efforts of Jotun employees and external support – but the catastrophe would forever shape Jotun’s approach to workplace safety. Jotun Multicolor was also introduced in 1976. As the industry’s first computerised in-shop tinting machine of its kind, this meant a revolution for the paint industry. The launch of the Jotun Multicolor machine secured Jotun’s market position in Norway and beyond. It also helped to revolutionise the consumer paint market worldwide. Jotun Multicolor became the backbone of Jotun’s decorative paint business and an important link between Jotun, our suppliers and our customers.


Jotun Corro-Coat opened a factory in Thailand, the first powder coatings factory outside Norway.


Tốc độ toàn cầu hóa nhanh chóng

Thành công của Jotun với vai trò là một công ty quốc tế đến từ nền tảng sâu rộng của công ty trong ngành hàng hải toàn cầu.


Jotun established companies and factories in Malaysia, Saudi-Arabia (Yanbu), Oman, Egypt, Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia and the UK. It was the company's ability to recognise opportunities in both the paints and coatings segments that laid the foundation for rapid growth. Around this time, Jotun established several sales offices around the world. Later, we opened factories in some of the countries. Cooperation, partner agreements and joint ventures took place at central hubs around the world. Important product launches: Baltoflake - a glassflake reinforced polyester coating designed for extreme conditions was introduced with great success to platforms in the North Sea. Lord & Lady - a new line of interior paint. The market welcomed the paint with open arms and it quickly become very popular. Jotamastic 87 - groundbreaking anti-corrosive properties developed with in-house technology. SeaMate and SeaConomy - quickly recognised as important antifouling products in the shipping industry. Jotun has a proud history of investing in tools, technology and systems that improve health, safety and environmental performance. These investments strengthen the link between strong HSE performance and production efficiency.


A joint venture was formed with a subsidiary of COSCO to produce paint in the port city of Guangzhou. This was an important milestone to serve the Chinese market, especially shipbuilding.


Jotun introduced its international HSE (Health, Safety, Environment) standard at all production facilities.


Tăng trưởng nhanh

Jotun tiếp tục mở rộng sang các thị trường mới. Chúng tôi luôn chú trọng đến các quy trình cải tiến, đồng thời đầu tư cho nguồn lực Nghiên cứu và phát triển để củng cố vững chắc vị thế của Jotun. Các cơ sở hiện đại và những giải pháp thiết yếu đáp ứng nhu cầu của thị trường cũng như giúp ngành sơn phát triển bền vững hơn.


With the launch of SeaQuantum, Jotun emerged as a pioneer of market-leading, tin-free and self-polishing antifoulings. Odd Gleditsch d.y. becomes Chairman of the Board.


Jotun launched Hull Performance Solutions, measuring hull performance and helping shipowners to save fuel.


The important innovation the Jotachar range, representing the "Next Generation" in epoxy PFP technology, was launched. Jotachar JF750 is a mesh-free solution for hydrocarbon jet fire scenarios. Jotachar eliminates the need for complex reinforcement and the risks associated with mesh installation.


Jotun's state-of-the-art factory in Sandefjord opened. Our first global colour card was presented.


The world’s first paint test station opened in Svalbard, a Norwegian island archipelago above the Arctic Circle.


The launch of our largest ever digital marketing campaign, for the premium interior decorative paint brand Lady.

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