By Our reporter
In August, Kansai Plascon Africa Limited a subsidiary of Kansai Paint in Japan concluded an agreement to buy the Sadolin Paints operations in Uganda and other East African countries, as a result they rebranded their products to Plascon. All the paints carry the brand name, Plascon but the products are still manufactured to the same standards here in Namanve 2nd street, the advantage now is having a pan-African paint brand and an owner who is invested in the success of Africa.
“If our customers are looking for the original paint, made in East Africa’s most modern Paint factory in Namanve, then they need look no further than Plascon. The Paint remains exactly the same, made using the same standards, processes and by the same people. It is only the name of the product that has changed. So just because it says so on the tin does not mean that it is what is on the inside. So just because it says so on the tin does not mean that it is the original quality paint and our customers should continue to ask for Plascon,” said Chris Nugent the Plascon Uganda Manager.
He also added saying Sadolin is a trade name that belongs to our previous partners. Following the acquisition, we had to change our paint brand to Plascon. The people, paint, and company remain the same you’ve come to trust over the last 55 years in Uganda and that is the message we have been communicating, he concluded.
Manager Chris further rubbished the rumors that were going around that many distributors were unwilling to stock the old Sadilon paint pointing out that it wasn’t as the same quality as the new paint. He also noted that in their marriage everything stayed the same without changing prices of the same great product.