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 […]