Coatings specialist Dörken wins place on TOP 100 innovation list

Ewald Dörken has won a place on the TOP 100 innovation list for the seventh time in its history.

TOP 100 has been running for more than 25 years and awards the most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany. Dörken impressed in the C size category (more than 200 employees – the firm has around 1,000 staff on the books).

Dörken specialises in high performance corrosion protection, industrial coatings, paints and building coatings, and pigment pastes.

The firm said the award was an endorsement of its “clear focus on sustainable products and technologies”.


"Innovations come about at our company without external management consultants," said CEO Thorsten Koch. "They arise from a profound knowledge of the respective technical problems and the requirements of the market.”

Recent innovations include a room-temperature-curing corrosion protection primer that cures without the use of oven technology and is technologically superior to conventional primers thanks to its cathodic corrosion protection concept.

Currently, the Westphalian company is making the largest investment in its history, expanding its site to significantly expand their product and technology portfolio. They are doing much of the work themselves. Koch added: "We organize such extraordinary changes ourselves. We have proven that we can do this in the field of construction chemistry.”

Dörken regularly holds 'Dörken Days' events to share experiences and insights into the corrosion and coatings sector.