Established in 1958, Crown has grown to a company with an annual turnover of 5.2 Billion Kenya Shillings and now produces 2.3 Million Litres of paint per month.
Having established the Kenyan home market with depots and showrooms in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nakuru, focus has spread to take on East Africa. This includes a factory in Uganda, branded Regal Paints and is currently the number two paint brand in Uganda. Two depots have been opened in Tanzania, namely Dar Esalaam, Arusha and Mwanza. Plans are in place for Ethiopia and Southern Sudan.
Crown is not only in Decorative Paints, Automotive Paints are in the portfolio under world & regional leading brands via PPG – Nexa Autocolour and Plascon South Africa. The Crown Automotive division also manufactures under the brand Duco.
To bring rapid technology improvements, Crown has sort and obtained international brand partnerships for product lines which provide solutions e.g Flooring, Flowcrete UK. With eyes to the future, oil and gas will be the key to a dramatic envisaged development. To this end Crown has a supply agreement with the world’s number two paint supplier to Oil, Gas and Marine Specialist Coatings, Hempel.
Kenya will remain the hub for the region with a second factory in Western Kenya. Quality will remain the key, and innovation the forward drive.
Crown’s heritage and quality has been the key to the company’s consistent performance and growth, supported by its 450 loyal employees, partners and dealers.
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