African Excellence Awards 2022

African Excellence Awards 2022 Kansai Plascon Uganda Ltd (Plascon) is a subsidiary of Japanese company, Kansai Paint and its paint products are widely accepted as the most trusted in Uganda. With a strong dealer network, 600 employees, 14,000 trained painters, and its vast range of trusted products and trendsetting colours, it has become the largest paint company in Uganda with 70% market share. stablished in 2016, Kansai Plascon Uganda Ltd is a brand well-established throughout Africa and it is the largest paint brand in Southern Africa, offering a variety of paints to suit any coating requirement. While its stronghold is in the decorative segment with brands like Plascon WeatherGuard, Vinyl Silk, and Anti-Mosquito Paint, it also offers automotive paints such as Plascryl as well as wood finishes and paints. From project work and home decoration, to preservation of infrastructure and painting of vehicles, Plascon’s superior ranges of paint have become a mainstay in homes, showrooms, roads, and cityscapes all over the region. Plascon’s vision is to become the leading coatings company in Africa while maintaining its ability to serve its customers with the best quality paints. To achieve this, it has made significant investments, boasting a world-class production facility in Namanve with a 200,000L daily capacity, a waste treatment plant, and a team of 600 permanent and contract employees that deliver internationally certified quality paint. It also has a second production plant at 2nd street, industrial area that produces textured products and special colours. The company’s top market position is supported by its strong commitment to R&D, which is done by collaborating with its group of partners both in South Africa and Japan to develop, test and improve products, product formulations, colours, and application processes through basic research, coating development, application development, and colour design. Finally, a rigorous quality control process is followed as per ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018. Plascon’s policies institute strict internal controls which enable the meeting or exceeding of existing local and international health and safety regulations. Overall, the focus of its R&D spending is to establish and retain industry leadership on environmental sustainability. Through annual review of internal policies and performance, it actively seeks to instil a culture of innovation and conservation in every employee. Therefore, Plascon’s professional team strives to meet every need of the architect, developer, asset owner, and contractor through the unique Plascon 360 Partnership Pledge – a comprehensive, tailored service solution offering coatings specifications, application monitoring and maintenance service coordination for property investment portfolios. It is a partnership aimed at providing peace of mind by managing all the customer’s requirements, whether for the interior or exterior. With these projects, the team is involved from inception to completion, making sure the right coating system is specified according to the environment and condition of the building substrates. They will even assist in choosing the correct hues for a building to make sure the colour comes out just right, and can also arrange colour renderings, wet samples, and A4 brushouts to make the final colour selection easier. Additionally, the team pay regular visits to building sites to track progress and workmanship onsite and provide comprehensive reports along the way. This is important in helping to avoid potential pitfalls and ensure the project owner achieves the highest return on investment. Underlying everything the Plascon team does are six core values of integrity, customer focus, accountability, respect, entrepreneurship, and innovation. They work hard to build trust with all stakeholders and continuously strive to understand and exceed customer expectations, while being encouraged to take responsibility for their actions and decisions, which shows commitment to stakeholders. They are also empowered to be problem solvers, building upon innovation and entrepreneurial ideas that have a long-term perspective and provide sustainable value to all its stakeholders. Amounting to all of this is the E Best Paints & Coatings Brand 2022 - Uganda Plascon’s vision is to become the leading coatings company in Africa while maintaining its ability to serve its customers with the best quality paints.