“We expect to be the top paint brand in 2018” says Sadolin’s Deon Nieuwoudt

“We expect to be the top paint brand in 2018” says Sadolin’s Deon Nieuwoudt

“Are splashing more million dollars to find your back onto the top in the Ugandan market,” Deon Nieuwoudt, the planning and execution manager at the Dutch based AkzoNobel Coatings International BV, which owns the Sadolin brand name in Uganda was asked after spending Shs50 million in the just concluded Uganda Society of Architects Annual General […]

No Lead poisoning in our paints: Sadolin

No Lead poisoning in our paints: Sadolin

Sadolin Paints which re-launched on the Ugandan market and announced Crown Group, manufacturers of Regal Paints as their new local partners has reaffirmed their commitment to promoting efforts to prevent childhood lead poisoning and specifically laws to eliminate lead in paint. AkzoNobel’s (Sadolin brand owner) on Friday told journalists they do not sell lead paint […]

Plascon boss arrested over libel damages to Sadolin as battle of paints escalates

Plascon boss arrested over libel damages to Sadolin as battle of paints escalates

Mr. Moses Kato, a Kansai Plascon Uganda Sales Executive was arrested and detained by police at Kabalagala Police Station, Kampala over tarnishing the reputation of Dutch global paints and coatings company, AkzoNobel’s Sadolin paint business in Uganda. Kato on Saturday confessed to spreading malicious rumours about the Sadolin brand saying that that ‘Sadolin is competitor […]

New Sadolin partnership with Crown paints: 11 things it means for Uganda’s industry

New Sadolin partnership with Crown paints: 11 things it means for Uganda’s industry

Many questions have been asked about the Sadolin brand in the last six months before its fresh relaunch into the market after the impression that it had been taken over by Japanese based Kansai Plascon. Now the Ugandan market is set for competition between two global paint brands with Crown Group, manufacturers of Regal Paints the […]

Sadolin paints has never changed a name – owners clarify

Sadolin paints has never changed a name – owners clarify

THE BIG TRUTH: Two in three Ugandans believe that Sadolin paints is irreplaceable. Many consumers were being confused over advertisements proclaiming the change of name of Sadolin that was established in Uganda in 1963 and controls over 60% of the paints market. Overwhelmingly, Dutch company Akzo Nobel Coatings International BV, which owns the trademark Sadolin […]

Uganda’s Sadolin finally lost to Japanese for Shs314 billion

Uganda’s Sadolin finally lost to Japanese for Shs314 billion

Jinja firm Sadolin group, the largest paint manufacturing company in Uganda, with more than 50% market share will now take on the new brand name Kansai Plascon – of a Japanese company. This follows a recent acquisition of Sadolin East Africa by Kansai Plascon who have been on an acquisition spree in developing markets shifting […]