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 approximately 1,250 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 third 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 incredibly honored and encouraged by this renewed recognition as a best managed company,” said Ralf Nitschke, member of the Jowat board of directors, at the awards ceremony. “We are very pleased to have remained a flexible and dependable partner for our business associates throughout these challenging times, due to our triad strategy and our extensive activities in high-priority matters such as sustainability and digitalization.”

 Note: Opening photo courtesy of Jowat.

No. 17 | Jowat 

Detmold, Germany
Board of Directors: Klaus Kullman; Ralf Nitschke; Christian Terfloth, Ph.D.
Sources: company contact, company website, press release
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