Jowat SE produces industrial adhesives for a range of applications, including woodworking and furniture manufacturing, paper and packaging, graphic arts, textiles, automotive, and electrical/electronics. The company was founded in 1919 and remains a family-owned business. Its manufacturing facilities are located in: Detmold and Elsteraue, Germany; High Point, N.C., Buchrain, Switzerland; and Bandar Baru Enstek, Malaysia. About two-thirds of Jowat’s employees are located in Europe, with most of those in Germany. The remainder of the company’s workforce is in North and South America, as well as the Asia-Pacific region.

For the fourth consecutive year, Jowat has been named a Best Managed Company. The Best Managed Companies (BMC) program is a competition organized in Germany by Deloitte Private, Credit Suisse, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and the Federation of German Industries (BDI) for successful enterprises from Germany’s Mittelstand.“We are delighted to have been honored with the Best Managed Company title in 2023 again,” said Ralf Nitschke, member of the Board of Directors at Jowat SE, at the award ceremony in Düsseldorf on May 25, 2023.

Jowat distinguishes itself as an innovation leader, particularly in the field of sustainability. The company’s “Jowat Green Adhesives” supply a portfolio of sustainable adhesives for most fields of application. Nitschke commented on what can be expected from the company in the future, “By the year 2025, at least 80 percent of Jowat’s product innovations will meet our sustainability requirements—this is our goal. In that context, we will significantly increase the sales volume of our Green Adhesives, which today are already setting benchmarks in terms of occupational safety, resource conservation and consumer protection.”

The company continues to invest in research and development, expecting to invest around 2.5%.

NOTES: In May of this year, Jowat SE announced the groundbreaking of a manufacturing facility in Pinghu City, Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China. The new adhesive center further expands Jowat’s presence in the Asia-Pacific market.

Opening image courtesy of Jowat Corp.

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Detmold, Germany
Board of Directors: Klaus Kullman; Ralf Nitschke; Christian Terfloth, Ph.D.
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