This article contains a list of the top 10 paint companies in Kenya.
For years, there have been several companies offering paint products and services to colour Kenyan homes. Below is a list of the top 10 paint companies in Kenya
Paint Companies in Kenya
1. Crown Paints
Crown Paints Kenya PLC was established in 1958. The company has grown to be the leading manufacturing company in Kenya. Crown Paints is listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange. In the year 2017, Crown Paint Company reported a turnover of KSH. 7.3 billion.
Crown Paints operates in other countries across Africa like Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Crown Paints is the most innovative paint company in East Africa, providing tailor-made solutions to the construction and retail segments of the market with innovative products, advertisement plans, services, and top-notch after-sales support.
2. Basco Paints
Basco Paints has been in the paint manufacturing business since 1976. The company has grown to the top in both Kenya and the Eastern Africa region. Basco Paints offers a variety of paints and paint-related products for customers such as internal and external paints, specialised and textured paint finishes, roof paints, floor paints and wood varnishes. Their products are aimed both at the consumer decorative paint market as well as the industrial market.
3. Galaxy Paints
Galaxy Paints and Coatings Ltd was founded in 1967 and it tops as one of the best paint manufacturing companies in Kenya. Galaxy Paints recently partnered with Marmoram in South Africa for customized wall coating systems. Marmoram Company is operating in Kenya under their sister company Molecular Kenya Limited.
Galaxy Paints and Coatings Ltd has several distribution depots around the country in Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret, and a wide distribution network in Nairobi, Central, Western Kenya, Coastal, Eastern, Northeastern, Rift Valley and Nyanza regions.
4. Kansai Plascon Kenya
Kansai Paints was founded in 1918. The company initially started in Japan before it expanded its operations to other countries like Kenya. Today, Kansai Paint is the leading paint company in Japan and a top 10 global paint company. Operating in over 51 countries worldwide, Kansai Paint has over 10000 employees globally
Kansai Paint shapes the industry through innovation and has world-class Research and Development facilities in Japan, India and South Africa. These research centres have enhanced the company’s brand leadership by continuously driving innovation and excellence in the markets our products serve. In 2017, Kansai acquired Sadolin Paints East Africa Limited.
5. Nasib Industrial Products Limited
Nasib Industrial Products Limited was established in 1992. The company is the manufacturer of the Glory brand of paints. Nasib Industries has since grown into a significant player in the supply of surface coatings in the Kenyan market. It is located in Nairobi Industrial Area on Enterprise Road next to Equity bank.
The company’s main drive is the urge to excel and provide the best paint products and services. Nasib Industrial Products Limited manufactures quality paints for all applications. paint Nasib Industrial Products is also one of the leading manufacturing companies in Kenya. Among the products the company manufactures are:
- Decorative Paints
- Automotive Paints
- Wood & Timber Finishes
- Primers Thinners
6. Royal Paints Kenya
Royal Paints is a homegrown Kenyan company established in 2016 that brings together experts with vast experience in the decorative and architectural coatings industry. The company is committed to manufacturing, marketing and distributing paint and coatings which deliver the best in product performance to suit your every need.
By using technologically advanced manufacturing processes and formulations, Royal products are designed to meet industrial performance demands, while posing no threat to the environment nor the people living in it.
The company’s vision is to be the forerunner of inspiring decor and to empower customers to create their dream homes. True to their words, Royal Paints has met its vision and continues to strive to make Kenya a country with beautiful homes.
7. Solai Paints
Solai Paints is a Kenyan owned Paints manufacturing company. The company is run on modern business principles by a qualified experienced and committed management team. Solai Paints pursues opportunity in both local and international markets. In these industries, Solai brings into the Paints industry a wealth of experience of many years in quality paints manufacturing and sales.
Some of the main featured products from Solai include:
- Interior paints
- Exterior paints
- Solai road marking pints
- Roof paints
8. Novel Paints
Novel Paints was established in 2001 by the late Khalif Malim. The company specializes mainly in decorative and acrylic paints. Since the company’s founder had vast knowledge and experience in the paint industry, Novel Paints rose quickly to high ranks due to quality products and amazing skills.
The company has worked with bigwigs in the industry like Mega Transporters, Wmkay Builders, Golbo Construction, Pyramid Builders, and others. Novel Paint’s passion to serve its clients with efficiency and continuous products and services improvement has been one of the leading factors of its success.
Other products by Novel Paints include:
- Automotive finishes
- Epoxy paints
9. Maroo Polymers
Maroo Polymers has been beautifying Kenyan homes since 2006. Step by step, this company has developed into a formidable and competent paint manufacturer and services provider. The company is customer centred, innovative and believe in quality.
Maroo Polymers deals with a variety of paints and paint products for both industrial and decorative uses. Its main manufacturing facility is in Industrial Area Nairobi and it serves customers from all around Kenya. Maroo Polymers has two main products; Colourtrend and Afri Cote. Colourtrend focuses on paint technology to create several innovative and technically superior paints that are smooth and last long. Afri Cote on the other hand is involved in creating a variety of products like primers, finishes, and coatings for various types of jobs.
10. Sadolin Paints East Africa
Sadolin Paints East Africa started in 1959 as a subsidiary of Sadolin and Holmblad of Denmark. However, in the 1980s Sadolin Paints (E.A.) Ltd.’s new owners signed a new long term trademark and technical agreement with Sadolin Denmark’s new parent company Akzo Nobel which gives the local company access to international technology in the sector. Sadolin Paints East Africa specializes in the industrial and automotive segments of the paint industry.
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