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Automation Technologies 2/2016

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Automation Technologies 2/2016

Jotun: A penguin

Jotun: A penguin conquers the world The Norwegian Jotun group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of decorative paints, marine coatings, protective coatings and powder coatings. The penguin in the company’s logo symbolizes the products’ ability to withstand even the most adverse climate, while the globe demonstrates the group’s global presence. The family-owned company with over 9,500 employees and 36 production sites operates in 44 countries. In 2014 Jotun generated net sales of 17.5 billion Norwegian kroner (2.8 billion US dollars), of which the Southeast Asian-Pacific region accounted for approximately 20 percent. Animated penguin presents Jotun Copyright by Jotun Group http://bit.ly/ATE_Jotun Specialized measurement technology The batch production is monitored and controlled with the assistance of numerous Endress+Hauser measurement instruments. Flow is generally measured with electromagnetic devices. At critical measurement points, such as the solvent tanks, Coriolis mass flowmeters are used, while level measurements are determined with radar and ultrasonic probes. In addition, countless point level switches with vibronic sensors ensure that level limits are neither exceeded nor undercut. “Some of our products are very viscous, which represents an additional challenge for the measurement technology,” Guruh Susanto points out. Where solvents are used, the devices also need approval for areas exposed to explosion hazards. Competent support from scandinavia to southeast asia Jotun’s project manager Morten Nordrum has set up and expanded production facilities around the globe. “The Endress+Hauser measurement devices stand out with their high quality. But above all it is particularly important for us to receive the best support on a global level from our suppliers, before and after sales.” For him, the benchmark is the exceptional service provided by the Norwegian Endress+Hauser sales center. “The support we received here in Indonesia was of the same high quality,” he says, impressed by the work and dedication of his local contacts. “The liaison was close, the response time quick.” SENSORS AND MEASUREMENT 02 Jotun operates two separate lines for water-based and solvent-based products in Bekasi, Indonesia; batch production is monitored and controlled with the assistance of numerous Endress+Hauser measurement instruments AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES 2/2016

“The Endress+Hauser measurement devices stand out with their high quality.” Morten Nordrum, Project Manager at paint manufacturer Jotun In the meantime, the expanded facilities in Bekasi are running smoothly. 24 million liters of paints were produced here in the past year, while a second facility in Lekog produced approximately 4,000 metric tons of powder coatings. Today, Jotun is one of the market leaders in Indonesia for marine coatings, protective coatings and powder coatings. “For decorative paints we’ll soon be among the top three” says Managing Director Eric Mallace proudly. It may only be a matter of time before Jotun will once again have to expand the production capacity of their plants in Indonesia. Photographs: Fotolia ornament, Endress+Hauser AG, Jotun www.endress.com 03 The Norwegian Jotun group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of decorative paints, marine coatings, protective coatings and powder coatings Click to read previous issues. Inspiration is just one click away. News about the following markets: AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES 2/2016

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