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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, Langenstra├če 112, today Langenstra├če 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, Osnabr├╝ck.

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 H├Âpken, Kassel, with focus on automotive refinish coatings and screen printing materials.

1977 Founding of the branch Suding & Soeken, Neum├╝nster.

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, Mei├čen.

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 CO┬▓ 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 CO┬▓ 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.