In April 2021, Wattyl Australia and New Zealand became a part of the Hempel Group, which is a world-leading supplier of trusted coating solutions. Hempel is a global company with strong values, working with customers in the decorative, marine, infrastructure and energy industries. Our coatings protect and beautify buildings, infrastructure and other assets, and they play an essential role in our customers’ businesses. They help minimise maintenance costs, improve aesthetics and increase energy efficiency.
Hempel’s purpose is to shape a brighter future with sustainable coating solutions, and we firmly believe that we will only succeed as a business if we place sustainability at our heart. Not only is it the right thing to do, it will strengthen our competitive position, make our company more resilient and reduce our risk.
Hempel was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1915. It is proudly owned by the Hempel Foundation, which ensures a solid economic base for the Hempel Group and supports cultural, social, humanitarian and scientific purposes around the world.
Together, Hempel and Wattyl are creating a strong platform for continuous growth in New Zealand and Australia. Building on more than 200 years of joint expertise in high-performing paints and coatings, we will continue to reflect the community’s trust in the Wattyl brand.