Paint manufacturer Renaulac has a long history, dating back to the nineteenth century. In fact, it is the second-oldest paint brand to ever exist in France. It was originally founded in 1827 by Charles Renault and has grown from strength to strength to become a well-known name in the industry for its premium range of products. Renaulac is based in Cestas, near Bordeaux, and operates in four key markets: the professional painting trade, do-it-yourself (DIY) painting, exports, and brand-name manufacturing. Its offerings include films, coatings, proofing, roughcasting, and traditional decorating paints for exterior, interior, decorative, and industrial applications.
In December 2012, Renaulac was acquired by J.W. Ostendorf, a family-run business with a reputation of being one of the leading paint producers in Europe. J.W. Ostendorf has more than 800 staff in Germany and abroad, with an integrated production and logistics facility in Coesfeld, Germany. It prides itself on being one of the top 10 producers of decorative paints worldwide. Both companies are working together to achieve a greater level of profitable growth, diversification, and internationalisation.
Jens Ostendorf, a third-generation family member of J.W. Ostendorf, was appointed as president of Renaulac in January. While still relatively new to the role, Jens has a plan for the company to set it on the right course for growth and to encourage the future-oriented alignment of manufacturing plants. He has been working closely with the former CEO George Adams and owner of Renaulac, Philippe Bonnarme, to ensure the right strategies and the new leadership team are being implemented to give the business the best possible shot at success.