AkzoNobel Paints is the world’s biggest coatings manufacturer and number one in decorative paints and performance coatings. Technology and innovation have always been at the heart of AkzoNobel Group. As one of the world’s largest paint manufacturers and the world’s leading brand of premium quality paints, the company’s success is often enhanced by its ability to meet market needs with quality products and value-added services.
Dulux is the flagship brand from the world’s largest paint company, AkzoNobel. Voted Most Loved Paint Brand In South Africa for three consecutive years in the TGI ICON Brands Survey 2011, 2012, and 2013, Dulux is at the forefront of decorating and protecting the spaces we live and work in. Dulux has always been a mark of premium quality and now proudly features the Flourish™ – a bold and energetic stroke of colour that will win the world over by capturing the essence of the company’s mission statement – “Adding Colour to People’s Lives”™.
Dulux boasts a comprehensive range of fine decorative products developed and perfected through local and international R&D initiatives. From the silky sheen of Dulux Luxurious Silk™ for inspiring interiors to the remarkable toughness of Dulux Weatherguard™ for ultimate exterior protection, Dulux is synonymous with the aesthetic enhancement and reliability expected from an international brand. Join us and colour your world…
COMPANY STATISTICS / DEMOGRAPHICS / HISTORY
Branches: KwaZulu-Natal, Johannesburg, Cape Town
Memberships: SAPMA, Green Building Council SA (Silver Founding member)
Your company’s Top brands: Dulux Weatherguard™, Dulux Roofguard™, Dulux Luxurious Silk™, Dulux Rich Matt, Dulux Trade Weathershield, Dulux Trade Light and Space, Dulux Trade Sterishield, Dulux Trade Ecosure
BUSINESS & FINANCE
Holding company: AkzoNobel
Foreign listing and date: Akzonobel listed as one of top three in Dow Jones Sustainability Index. FTSE Good index
NATURE OF BUSINESS
Description of activity: Paint and coatings solutions for consumer and professional market
Products/services offered: Decorative and protective paints, colour inspiration and advice
Export activity: Representation in 12 African countries (including Namibia)
CONTRACTS & AWARDS
Environmental health & safety standards: OHSAS 18001
ISO rating: ISO 14001, ISO 9001
Recent awards: TGI Icon Brand (Top 10) 2013/2014, TGI Most Loved Paint Brand in SA (three years running).
TRAINING & CSI
CSI initiatives: Dulux officially supports the Programme for Technological Careers, or Protec. This nationally independent and non-profit service provider in Amanzimtoti area of KwaZulu-Natal offers some 120 learners classes specialising in maths, science and technology. Protec’s main objective of the programme is to assist learners to improve their maths and science marks, so that they have a better chance of qualifying for university or technikon exemption. AkzoNobel’s focus on sustainability has also been included in the curriculum with the 2012 and 2013 holiday programmes placing the spotlight firmly on renewable energy, and water and conservation respectively.
1 | Part of the world’s number one paint company, AkzoNobel
2 | Proud paint supplier to over half of SA’s green certified buildings
3 | Forefront of annual colour trends prediction; annually releases the Colour Futures™ colour trends
4 | Voted Most Loved Paint Brand In SA three times over; achieved Icon Brand status in TGI Icon Brand Survey