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Research & development


Where innovations come from

Our research and development department has two objectives:

• To make your work even easier by continually developing our products and systems

• To provide you with impressive new product ideas that will meet tomorrow’s needs today


Research means progress

From the very beginning, research and development have been a hugely important part of Sto’s work. More than 197 R&D experts provide advanced solutions. And we are proud to say that these have resulted in Sto registering over 200 patents and winning numerous innovation prizes. But we never rest on our laurels. Instead, we are consistently investing in our research and development activities, spending a whopping EUR 16.5 million on these in 2023. This sound investment also contributes to our corporate vision of being a technology leader in the sustainable design of living space tailored to human needs – worldwide.


Biomimetics at Sto

At Sto, we have been developing products based on the most efficient solutions from nature fro 20 years. Discover the benefits of our innovative facade paints with special properties that protect surfaces against rain, soiling, fading, heat and sto much ...