As per first of January 2017 Schaepman has stopped the production of Deco paints. The webshop is not longer online.


July 14, 2015

After more than 40 years Berend J.D. ten Doeschate says goodbye to Schaepman’s Lakfabrieken B.V.

“De Volharding” (meaning persistence) was the name of our building in Zwolle from which Schaepman’s Lakfabrieken, under the inspiring leadership of owner Berend ten Doeschate in the last decades, has grown to the company it is now: a leading supplier of high quality industrial coatings.

Persistence is also a good description for the way how Berend has achieved the growth of the company: targeted and continuing until the goal is reached. The move to the new location in Kampen is a good example of it; in Kampen is now a well-equipped factory with excellent future prospects.

Schaepman has a solid position on the local market, an innovative R&D and a good assortment with specialties. The expertise and flexible market approach of Schaepman was appealing to Hempel. Hempel became the new owner of Schaepman in December 2014. Schaepman and Hempel are the perfect partners for each other. Berend: “Mission Accomplished”.

Berend, on behalf of the Management team and the employees, I say thank you.

We wish you and your wife for the future many good years.

Marco Hoogervorst
Commercial Manager
Schaepman’s Lakfabrieken B.V.
Part of the Hempel Group



December 15, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the shareholders of Schaepman’s Lakfabrieken B.V. have come to an agreement on the sale of the shares to the company Hempel on December 11.

Therefore, Schaepman has a new owner, but our staff and your contacts are unchanged. We will continue to provide you with our reliable / innovative products and technical support that you are used to. The production will continue in our factory in Kampen.

The global presence of Hempel enables us to broaden our geographical and technical approach for our customers. To learn more about Hempel, visit the website:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing relationship with Schaepman. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding these matters.


Berend J.D. ten Doeschate

Schaepman's Lakfabrieken B.V.