Becoming Africa’s No.1 Coatings Company

The key strategic intent of Kansai Plascon is to consolidate its position as the No. 1 coatings company in Africa. To achieve this goal, it is imperative to have a significant presence in the Southern, Eastern and Western Africa markets. Plascon was acquired in 2011 with a focus on creating a business with a footprint across Africa. Plascon has been operating in South Africa for over 130 years, growing from humble beginnings to the largest coating’s manufacturer inSouthern Africa. We started with the core values that Kansai Plascon strives to achieve to design products that improve the lives of our customers through constant innovation. Plascon spans the coating markets supplying decorative, professional, and automotive products to the retail and industrial markets respectively.

Kansai Plascon East Africa was launched in 2016 with the acquisition of local paint businesses in 2017.

Kansai Plascon Nigeria was launched in January 2017.

We have proudly walked with Kenyans for the past 60 years

Our Research & Development Capability

Our global position is supported by a strong commitment to R&D. Our R&D Headquarters in Japan consists of five research institutes and one research testing center. One-third of all KansaiPaint employees in Japan are involved in research and development activities relating to Basic Research, Coating Development, Application Development and Colour Design.

Through our focus on global development and by strengthening coordination between all companies in the Kansai Paint Group, we are also working to promote technological development to meet the needs and standards of countries around the world, as well as building a talent pool capable of collaborating on a global scale.

The Regional Markets

In the East African region, our footprint extends to Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi. Our objective, across markets, is to expand our presence while maintaining our ability to serve our customers.

In each of these markets, we carry out painters’ training sessions where we impart the skills necessary to become efficient painters. Plascon is proud to be East Africa’s biggest paint company providing quality products and colours that meet the needs of all customers.