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History

1888 Founding of the company Suding & Soeken by the family of the same name in line with Hanseatic tradition.

1901 Move to the newly acquired business premises in Bremen, Langenstraße 112, today Langenstraße 28. The office building, constructed around 1630, is among the most beautifully preserved buildings of its kind in Bremen. It is under monumental protection and always worth a visit.


1922 REESA is established as a name and brand for products made by Suding & Soeken.

1927 Suding & Soeken takes over the coating and paint wholesaler Fritz Flemming, Osnabrück.

1929 First step towards in-house production through shareholding in a newly established north-west German paint factory.

1953 The first REESA dispersion paints are introduced to the market.


1958 Establishment of the sales department REESA Industrial Coatings.

1961 Founding of the branch Suding & Soeken, Kassel.

1962 Move to the new production and administration building in Bremen-Hemelingen, Funkschneise 8.

1964 Suding & Soeken acquires the Bremen-based coating and paint wholesaler Hermann E. Duden with focus on automotive refinish coatings.

1968 Suding & Soeken takes over the coating and paint wholesaler Hans Höpken, Kassel, with focus on automotive refinish coatings and screen printing materials.

1977 Founding of the branch Suding & Soeken, Neumünster.

1988 Construction of a new production hall in Bremen-Hemelingen for the production of dispersion paints. Along with that, upgrade of the technical equipment and stepped-up production capacities.

1993 Founding of the branch Suding & Soeken, Magdeburg.

1994 Founding of the branch Suding & Soeken, Erfurt.


2000 Founding of the branch Suding & Soeken, Meißen.

2001 Commissioning of one of the most modern dosing systems for high-quality single-component and two-component industrial coatings with linkup to the ERP system. Another important component in the technological expansion of the industrial coatings sector.

2003 Installation of a semi-automatic 4-ton production facility for roof coatings.

2006 Energy-efficient renewal of the heating system with central building control system resulting in a 75 t CO² annual reduction.

2008 Certification by DQS-GmbH in accordance with the integrated management system EcoStep with the core demands:
Quality management DIN ISO 9001
Health and safety management OHSAS or SCC
Environmental management ISO 14001/EMAS

2009 Energy-efficient renewal of the ventilation and cooling system resulting in a 40 t CO² annual reduction.

2010 Installation of an automatically controlled swivel dissolver unit for primers and paints. This advances the reproducibility of our technically high-quality industrial coatings by adding another essential strategic element.


2011 Introduction of a process control system with automatic control of the production facilities to increase quality with linkup to the ERP system.
Recertification of the integrated management system EcoStep by DQS-GmbH.
Construction of a new storage tank facility for binders and solvents.

2013 Successfully tried and tested on the market for over 125 years.

2014 We accompany a way to preferably less waste in the future!

2018 25 years anniversary of the branch Suding & Soeken, Magdeburg.

2018 Official opening on 1.12.2018 of the newly built branch Suding & Soeken in Meißen.