Who we are

The original home of high-performance coatings. 

PEMCO International was founded in 1911 by the Turk family, originally located in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. We have been expertly manufacturing Porcelain Enamels for over 100 years! Over the decades we have expanded globally and offer unparalleled technical expertise in our fully integrated manufacturing facilities and laboratories located in Belgium, Italy and the USA. Furthermore, we offer an expansive and diversified range of Glass Coatings, Forehearth Colourants and Metallurgical Glass products, which are global market leaders for a variety of end-market applications.

Our specialised product range of performance coatings includes Porcelain Enamel frits and powders for wet and dry application, alongside our functional Glass Coatings for traditional screen print, or digital print applications. We also supply quality-critical Metallurgical Glass frits for Refractory glazes and Extrusion Glass lubricants, and Forehearth frits and concentrates for in-glass colouration.

Our Purpose

To be the home of innovative and quality performance coatings, providing durable products for everyday life.

Our Vision

To be the first choice for reliable quality and technical excellence in our expansive range of performance coating products.

Our Mission

To maximise our operational excellence through investment in our manufacturing infrastructure, product innovation, and personable customer service.  

Our Core Values


At the heart of PEMCO is innovation. We have a long-standing history of bringing to market new and diverse ranges of performance coating products. We understand the intricacy of our customers needs and tailor our products for optimum performance within customer operating conditions. This insight is why we stand out against our competitors and provide lasting benefits to our customers. 


We are second to none for our customer service. Our business thrives on our ability to form lasting relationships with our customers, suppliers, and employees. We listen, and hear the needs of our stakeholders and strive to create an environment of operational excellence. Our business brand is intertwined with quality, reliability and service in equal parts.


PEMCO is reliable quality. We are globally recognised for our high quality and tailor-made product solutions, facilitated by our world-class global technical service teams. The depth of knowledge of our products, markets and end applications from our technical specialists and laboratory resources provides our customers with the assurance and dependability they require to fulfil their business needs. 


Safety first. We promote safety to be at the forefront of everything we do, whether that be internal at our own manufacturing facilities and sites, or with our suppliers, customers, and colleagues. We train safety to the highest of standards and implement across all our locations as a best practice principal.