Training from Warendorf to the Down Under

Osmo counts on competence worldwide and held workshops throughout Australia

Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG relies on well-trained partners and customers, and so their training team was sent on an exciting trip to the other end of the world: from 27 April to 13 May, they visited Australia and New Zealand. There around 300 participants learn the optimal use and application of Osmo products.

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With nature in mind: Landesgartenschau Bad Iburg

TERRA.vita Pavilion decked out in VERTO timber cladding from Osmo

On 18 April 2018, the Landesgartenschau, a regional garden festival, opened its doors in Bad Iburg in the hills of the Teutoburg Forest and invites visitors for 180 days to come, stroll and marvel. Also at Lower Saxony’s sixth Landesgartenschau is Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG. 

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DACH + HOLZ 2018: a successful debut for Osmo

The specialists for wood and finish pleased by exciting exchange with industry and trade

From 20 to 23 February 2018, DACH + HOLZ International opened its doors in Cologne to visitors. At the leading trade fair for the roofing and timber industry, countless product innovations and new trends were presented.

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Quality in wood and colour

Osmo present trends and innovations for 2018 at the Holz-Handwerk

When from 21 to 24 March 2018 the wood industry gets together at the Holz-Handwerk in Nuremberg, Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG will be represented there, too. At the leading international trade fair, the company from Warendorf in Hall 10.1 at Booth 10.1-409 inform visitors about their comprehensive product portfolio. At a modern, open-plan fair stand, the specialists for wood and colour focused on the areas timber cladding and wood finishing systems.

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From spring cleaning to summer paradise

With this beauty treatment, decking is well-prepared for the open air season

Even though the temperatures are not high enough yet for short sleeves and shorts, the first warming rays of sunlight seem to lure you outside to sit and relax on the veranda. If it were not for that lingering frost from those cold winter days – unsightly, weathered decking quickly subdues the anticipation of the warmer time of the year. Only one thing can help: a thorough spring cleaning!

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Cladding design with style

Osmo present their bestsellers PURE and VERTO at the DACH + HOLZ

From 20 to 23 February 2018, the third DACH + HOLZ International is taking place in Cologne. The leading fair for roofing and timber construction informs visitors about the latest product innovations and trends. As specialists in wood and finishes, Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG in Hall 7 at Stand 7.322 will make their innovations in timber cladding and wood finishes the focus of their fair presence.

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140 years’ Osmo: quality and passion since day one

The core competencies wood and finishes are the focus of the anniversary year.

In 1878, when the new timber and building materials dealer opened its doors in Neheim for the first time, the high quality of their products quickly became the trademark of the young enterprise. 140 years later, from this small dealer, the global player Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG grew – now one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of modern wood products and specialists in the effective surface treatment of wood. The key to this success is the high product quality, which was back then and today still is the focus of the company’s activities.

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Osmo at the DOMOTEX 2018

Successful fair thanks to convincing products and well-orchestrated presentation

From 12 to 15 January, the who’s who of the carpet and floor covering industries met at the DOMOTEX in Hanover. 45,000 visitors from more than 100 nations informed themselves about trends and innovations. Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG successfully presented their innovative product portfolio in the area of surface technology and wood finishing systems at the leading international fair.

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In our new Videos we show you how to use Osmo Polyx-Oils properly. Learn everything about the application, the right tools & accessories and more.

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Successful training tour in South America

Five countries, around 170 participants, 1000 possibilities

Quality and knowledge are two key factors in positioning yourself successfully on international markets. Routine training programmes and workshops are, therefore, the lifeblood in guaranteeing a high level of competence worldwide. Not an easy task, but with their own training team, Osmo sets benchmarks in terms of expert knowledge.

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Turn new into old!

Create a trendy vintage look on garden furniture with products from Osmo

Vintage is a catchword found in both furniture and fashion design. The essence of this style is patina and signs of aging. It does not matter whether the wear on the furniture is authentic or created artificially. With a few utensils, this used look is really easy to create by yourself!

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Surface protection made by Osmo

UV-Protection-Oil maintains wood reliably – now in six colour variations

Timber in outdoor areas is gaining even more popularity – the natural raw material is sustainable and robust, and has a look of high quality. Cladding and fencing, however, constantly face wind and weather, in particular sunlight. For reliable protect against the resulting damage and optimal appearance retention, an effective surface treatment is an absolute must. Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG have further developed their renowned UV-Protection-Oil and now offer it in six colour variations.

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Privacy with a touch of elegance

Osmo concentrates on design and robust materials for their screens and fencing elements.

With a clever combination of functionality and design, Osmo Holz und Color & Co. KG expands its product range for the garden. Privacy screens and fencing elements in the new HPL series increase the pleasure of the outdoors through their appearance, durability and sustainability.

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Simply ingenious: personalized garden furniture made from pallets

Limitless creativity!  

Eleven boards, nine blocks and thousands of possibilities: the classic Euro pallet is a real all-rounder. Since its introduction in the 1960s, this simple yet effective design for the transport of goods has become a real all-round talent.

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A real vertical newcomer: VERTO cladding system

Osmo brings creativity with colour and dimensions to vertical cladding

Cladding profiles and systems made of solid timber belong to the main competencies of Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG. With the VERTO cladding system, the manufacturer of wood products and wood finishes from Warendorf, Germany has expanded its range of profiles that can be vertically installed and varied in their width, depth and colour tone. For planners, architects and new homeowners, a great amount of creative freedom is thereby offered.

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Osmo timber cladding without noticeable screw heads

Invisible mounting of Rhombus boards with the new PURE fixation system

The wide range of cladding of Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG encompassed not only a multitude of cladding timber, but also the suitable fixation system. For the mounting of Rhombus boards, until now visible screw heads have dominated. However the new PURE cladding system from the wood specialists in Warendorf enables the invisible fixation.

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Quality that convinces

Osmo moves in with the Royals

From Warendorf to London it is about 560 kilometres – but the connection between Osmo and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge is significantly closer. Why is that? Really simple: the Royal Child was given a table and four chairs by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, an English charity for the furniture industry. This practical gift was coated with Osmo Wood Wax Finish, which results in a surface that is both safe and colourful.

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Innovations and Trends for 2017

Wood, colour and structure ideally combined

When the BAU opens its doors from the 16 to the 21 January 2017, the construction industry meets up once again to discuss trends and innovations. At the worldwide leading fair for architecture, building materials and systems in Munich, Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG presents innovations in timber cladding, privacy screens and decking as well as wood finishes

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Trä & Teknik

Successful fair presence

Just as they did two years ago, Osmo and its partners from Sweden and Norway presented microporous wood finishes for the interior at the Trä & Teknik. The focus of the stand was products for the professional craftsman, but products for the end customer were also shown.

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The deck – a summer dream

Individually designed decking for the perfect outdoor feeling

Whether as a private sun deck, an outdoor office or a welcoming place to meet – an own deck can be used in many ways. In the summer it becomes a living and dining room, a wellness temple or also an outside office. Make your dream home a reality and get creative with Creativ-Decking from Osmo. With this decking, the own personal style and the individual taste of the homeowner is the focus.

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Successful beginning of the year for Osmo and partners

First Export Partner Days and then off to the DOMOTEX in Hanover together

“Let’s talk Osmo” was the banner under which the two-day Export Partner Days on 14 and 15 January 2016 stood. At this event, about 35 Osmo partners from 21 countries met with their German colleagues at Hotel Beverland in Ostbevern to discuss and agree on mutual goals and uniform standards.

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Osmo solid wood flooring staying with the trend

Popular are natural wood surfaces and bright, expressive colour tones

Wooden flooring with a nearly untreated appearance is constantly high in demand. With the new solid wood flooring NATURAL in Oak, Osmo now brings a product onto the market that corresponds exactly with this trend: ready-to-install factory finished solid wood floorboards whose natural colour tone is preserved and whose surface is nevertheless reliably protected.

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Osmo registers a successful beginning for the year in Hanover

Stand at the DOMOTEX attracts many international visitors

Extremely pleased Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG looks back on the DOMOTEX 2016. The 100-square-metre large stand was divided into themes this year and gave impressions of Osmo’s various areas of competency.

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Spray, mop, care – Spray-Mop!

In only three steps the wooden floor is clean again

Paw prints and rubber boots or coffee and red wine stains adorn the beautiful wooden floor and leave ugly marks! Now a quick solution is needed. For situations like these, Osmo introduced the Spray-Mop. Instead of having to tediously fill a bucket with mop water, a touch to the mop is enough. Even before the stains can dry out or spread out even further, they are removed within a few minutes.

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In the middle rather than just nearby

A holiday home on stilts in a water world

Eye-catching – even from afar: the stilt houses in the marina “Im Jaich” on the island Rügen. Along a 150-metre jetty, twelve so-called “floating” holiday homes rise out of the water on stilts and offer visitors a really special holiday experience in the middle of the biosphere reservation South-East Rügen.

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Career start at Osmo made easy!

Apprentices of the Cordes group start together at kick-off event

For most young people, an apprenticeship after leaving school is the beginning of a new stage in life: the entry into the working world. To prepare for this new chapter in life, the Cordes group, to which Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG belongs, invited all of the group’s commercial apprentices to a large kick-off event on the 10th and 11th August 2015.

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Osmo in demand at the Expo 2015 in Italy

The German pavilion receives protective wood finish with Decking-Oils

On the 1 May 2015, the starting signal for this year’s Expo in Milan was given. Up to the 31 October 2015, the gates to the World’s Fair are open from 10 am to 11 pm daily. Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG is also present at the fair because the Warendorf company together with their Italian partner Interwood s.r.l. in Novara supplied the wood finishes for the exterior walls and decking of the German pavilion.

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Osmo visits France and China

Natural wood finishes score at the international fairs

The manufacture of wood finishes for the interior and exterior is an important area of sales for Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG and a large portion of the produced wood finishes are exported aboard. This is why internationality is the emphasis of the company. In order to keep customers, distributors and partners around the world informed about the latest developments, and changes and adjustments to the product range, the participation in several important fairs aboard is a permanent fixture in the marketing concept at Osmo.

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Clean up!

Remove patina and green growth from wooden decking quickly and easily

Walk outside, enjoy the fresh air and the view into the great outdors. With one step out onto to the deck, you enter a whole new world and leave all worries and stress of everyday life behind – if it were not for the other worries and stress with untidy or dirty deck boards.

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Know beforehand how much wood finish is needed

Osmo Consumption Calculator figures out requirements in five steps

The plan has been conceived: finally the wooden floor gets a new coat. But how much wood finish is needed and how many cans is that? How should I know whether one coat is enough or would two be better? The labels of individual wood finishes from Osmo disclose numerous details about use and coverage

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Perfect for good

Screens and decking made of robust bamboo

Soon the outdoor season will be completely open. Especially low-maintenance decking is created with the help of boards made of bamboo polymer composite (BPC) from Osmo. This extremely hard-wearing composite material consists of up to 60 per cent bamboo and 40 per cent polymer and is extraordinarily long-lasting.

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BAU 2015 surpasses all expectations

Record attendance at the Osmo Stand in Munich

Not only did the BAU 2015 break records with around 251,200 visitors from the 19th to the 24th January 2015, but also Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG: lively crowds visited the bright, open stand of the wood specialist around the clock.

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Osmo is a supporting member in the BDF

Association President presents certificate at the BAU trade fair

The German association of prefabricated construction, BDF, welcomes Osmo as a new supporting member. The membership was sealed at the fair stand at this year’s BAU in Munich: BDF President Johannes Schwörer presented the official certificate to our managing director Christian Cordes.

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123.5 years of competence

Osmo says goodbye to four employees as they go into their well-deserved retirement

In the last weeks, the company Osmo had to say farewell several times. Not only Jose-F. Gonzales, Manfred Reimer, Bernhard Bruning and Johannes Kuschel left the wood specialist to enter the well-deserved retirement, but also 123.5 years of competence.

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A piece of nature on your nose

Wooden sunglasses with Polyx ®-Oil care out of the bag

What does Osmo Polyx®-Oil have to do with the latest fashion trends? Up to now one connected the protective wood coating with light-coloured, dark or coloured wooden flooring. But, what is good for floorboards can also not harm wood in areas of use. We are not talking about furniture, stairs or other home furnishing made of wood here – instead sunglasses!

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Osmo puts the finishing touches to wood

New sanding and carving machine expands production site in Warendorf

With the investment in a new wide belt sanding machine from the company Costa Levigatrici, Osmo expands the production site in Warendorf.

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Polyx®-Oil Original travels to South America

Protective coating from Osmo for luxurious lodge in national park in Patagonia

On the river banks of the Salto Chico waterfalls in the National Park “Torre del Paine” in Chile, the hotel “Salto Chico” opened its doors in 1993. It was designed by the star architect José Cruz, who is considered to be a master in the application of wood.

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The man of the first hour at Osmo

Manfred Feldhammer goes into retirement

For 37 years, Manfred Feldhammer worked for the brand Osmo – now at the end of 2013, he goes into the well-deserved retirement.

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Compliance mark (Ü-Zeichen) for the new Polyx®-Oil glossy

German Centre of Competence for Construction (DIBt) confirms safety of wood finish

Glossy surfaces are back in fashion. This prompted Osmo to offer the tried and trusted Polyx®-Oil Original as of now in a glossy variation. Whether as an all-in-one finish for wooden flooring or as a surface treatment for boards – the wood finish retains the natural characteristics of the wood surface and makes it very durable and extremely hard-wearing.

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Osmo celebrates flooring relaunch at the DOMOTEX

New product range and new concept introduced with breakthrough success

Around 45,000 visitors from 80 countries visited the fair halls in Hanover from the 11th to the 14th January in order to catch up on the latest trends and developments at the world’s leading fair for flooring. Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG was one of the 1,350 businesses from 57 countries who were represented with a stand.

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New website with improved search options

Internet presence of Osmo even more clearly arranged and more user-friendly

As part of the changes in product range and corresponding to the new catalogue concept, Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG has optimised the company website in respect of its clarity and structure. Since autumn last year, the product series for industrial applications also has its own Internet presence

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Osmo turns whole assortment upside-down

The product range “Flooring” is even more present after comprehensive relaunch

Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG starts the New Year with a complete reworking of its flooring range. With these far reaching changes, on the one hand the company would like to reposition all offers for wooden floorboards and on the other hand make them even more customer-friendly.

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With Osmo “Creativ-Flooring” for individual floors

Unique combination of wood species, surface properties and colour

Building contractors desire uniqueness as well as individuality in their own four walls and want to actively design these.  As the only supplier of wood and wood finishes in all of Germany, for Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG there are countless possibilities available to combine different wood species with coloured and modified surfaces.

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Permanently beautiful wooden surfaces

Versatile wooden flooring design with Polyx® from Osmo

The tried and trusted Polyx®-Oil from Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG goes with trends and is available as of now in a glossy variation. Whether as an all-in-one finish for wooden floors or as top coat for colour treated floorboards – the wood finish retains the naturalness of the wood surface and makes it permanently durable and extremely hard-wearing.

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Osmo conquers social media

Coming closer to the end-consumer with meaningful profiles

Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG heads down new communication paths and comes directly a step closer to the end-consumer with it comprehensive social media activities.

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Hard-wearing wood coating

New Interior Wax for modernising wooden ceilings

Renovating old worn panelled wood ceilings? With the new Interior Wax from Osmo, it is now no longer a problem: the hard-wearing wood finish with a wax-like character was especially developed for the interior.

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Natural cladding

The wide world of Rhombus Profiles

Whoever up to now has brought timber cladding in connection with a rustic ambient and quaint cosiness is not principally wrong. But the natural material wood can also be different: evidence for this is the comprehensive offer of timber cladding from the company Osmo

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European Timber Regulation

Osmo uses exclusively wood from legal origins

Since coming into effect on 3 March 2013, the European Timber Regulation (EUTR) obliges wood importers in the entire EU to prove that the wood they import has been harvested legally.

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Investment in a new planing unit

“On the right path into the future” – Osmo invests in new planing unit

While elsewhere plants are being shut and companies are downsizing, Osmo invested around 1.5 million euros in a new planing unit this year. It will be installed in the week numbers 10 to 12 in the planing mill Warendorf and will be commissioned as of the 19 March 2013.

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Osmo products “Made in Germany”

Osmo: tradition and growth “Made in Germany”

The seal of quality “Made in Germany” celebrates its 125th birthday this year. And its expressiveness is as important and strong as never before: it stands worldwide for quality, reliability, precision, beauty in craftsmanship and innovation from Germany.

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Ecologically, economically and socially sustainable forestry

Osmo promotes sustainable forestry and becomes PEFC certified

Wood and wood products which are PEFC certified originate verifiably from ecologically, economically and socially sustainable forestry.

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Cleaning up like the professionals!

Maintaining and cleaning wooden floors made easy

Cleaning up like the professionals! For all oiled and waxes wooden floors which should show the natural structure and wood grain of the material to good advantage, there is the highly effective special cleaning concentrate Wash and Care from Osmo.

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