Osmo History: From The Beginning
A tree needs to grow 100 years and more until it has developed into a solid quality. The same can be said for Osmo as a company with a history of handling, processing and protecting the natural resource of wood which spans the same length of time.
Today, Osmo is one of the leading producers and providers of modern wood products with which you can individually design the whole domestic living and garden area as well as commercial buildings and public spaces.
Osmo Holz und Color was originally founded as a dealer of wood and building materials in Neheim, Germany.
Moved to the port in Münster
When the wood specialist moved to Münster in the year 1900, the foundation was laid for the company of today.
Production of Osmo Color
Osmo completes its finishing with self-developed and self-produced colours and surfaces. The vegetable resources used within the treatments are purified and refined and are safe for human, animal and plant.
Production of Osmo Gard
Established production of garden products including summerhouses, carports, fencing, screens and decking.
Developed Wood Wax Finish Extra Thin
The first spreadable wax, a classic still today.
Developed Wood Wax Finish
Introduced the first generation of wax and oil-based finishes.
Developed Natural Oil Woodstain
Oil-based long-term protection for the exterior. At the time of development the product was initially branded 'Osmo Wood Stain & Protector'.
Developed One Coat Only HS
The first 'High Solid' product, which contains only a small amount of solvent.
Founded Osmo UK
That's us! Over 30 years of business and partnership with Osmo Holz und Color.
Introduced the renowned Osmo Polyx®-Oil, known at the time as 'The Original Hardwax-Oil' which is developed from a unique combination of natural oils and waxes.
Developed Decking Oils
Development of Larch-Oil and Bangkirai-Oil, special oils designed for the use on decking.
Developed Polyx®-Oil Pure
Free of solvents and water, the first 'Full Solid' product is developed, for professionals.
Newly built administration building
Moved headquarters to Warendorf, which allowed the expansion of the logistics centre and warehousing in Münster with a total storage area of approx. 7,500 sqm.
Food-safe protection for work surfaces.
Clear protection against yellowing for coniferous wood and for the planing industry.
Osmo is FSC certified for production and trade by an independent institute. Approved products are marked with the FSC logo in the catalogue.
Production of pre-finished Cladding and Creativ-Flooring
Coloured treatment of cladding and Creativ-Flooring as of 1 sqm.
Development of UV-Protection Oil
The first ever clear UV-protected finish for the exterior! Currently, it is the best-selling product of the exterior range.
Development of UV-Polyx®
Industrial floor coating, matt and free of solvents.
Development of Poly®-Oil 2K
Further development of the 'Full Solid' range. Free of solvents, latest generation of Polyx®-Oils. Two part system includes a hardener which rapidly reduces the duration of drying and curing. A major advantage for the professionals for commercial use.