Since its foundation in 1942, Asian Paints has come a long way to become India’s leading and Asia’s fourth largest paint company, with a turnover of Rs. 170.85 billion. We operate in 16 countries and have 24 paint manufacturing facilities in the world, servicing consumers in over 65 countries.
The company has come a long way since its small beginnings in 1942. It was set up as a partnership firm by four friends who were willing to take on the world's biggest, most famous paint companies operating in India at that time. Over the course of 25 years, Asian Paints became a corporate force and India's leading paints company. Driven by its strong consumer-focus and innovative spirit, the company has been the market leader in paints since 1967. Today, it is double the size of any other paint company in India. Asian Paints manufactures a wide range of paints for decorative and industrial use.
Asian Paints aims to become one of the top five decorative coatings companies world-wide by leveraging its expertise in the higher growth emerging markets. Simultaneously, the company intends to build long term value in the industrial coatings business through alliances with established global partners.
Asian Paints Sri Lanka is a part of the Asian Paints Group, which ranks among the top ten decorative coatings companies in the world. Asian Paints began operations in Sri Lanka in 1999 by acquiring the then famous Delmege Forsyth Paints Ltd. In 2001, Asian Paints launched The Colour World - a revolutionary concept in the retail paint industry with a total of over thousand unique shades along with ready-to-use combinations. Other notable strides made were the introduction of Apex Ultima offering a 7 year performance warranty in 2006. The Royale Luxury Emulsion with "stain resistance (Teflon Technology)" came into being in 2007.In 2009, Asian Paints came out with Royale Play, the special effects paint for interior walls.In 2015, the company introduced the revolutionary Smartcare range of water proofing product. In 2016, Asian Paints introduced Apcolite Premium Emulsion the Best Single Coat Hiding product with HFT Technology (High Film Thickness) which caters to the re-painting segment.
Today, the Asian Paints group operates in 19 countries across the world and is the largest paint company in eleven countries. The group operates in four regions across the world viz. Asia, Middle East, South Pacific, and Africa through the six corporate brands viz. Asian Paints, Berger International, SCIB Paints, Apco Coatings, Taubmans, Causeway Paints and Kadisco. The Group operates as:
Asian Paints in India, Bangladesh, Nepal Sri Lanka and Indonesia (Asia)
SCIB Paints in Egypt (Middle East)
Berger in Singapore (Asia), UAE, Bahrain and Oman (Middle East)
Apco Coatings in Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu (South Pacific)
Kadisco Asian Paints in Ethiopia (Africa)
Taubmans in Fiji and Samoa (South Pacific)
Causeway Paints in Sri Lanka (Asia)
The company has a dedicated Group R&D Centre in India for paints and has been one of the pioneering companies in India for effectively harnessing Information Technology solutions to maximise efficiency in operations.
We believe that people are our strongest assets, for a company can go only as high as its people aim. It is people who innovate and invent, and who engineer the efficiencies that make a business succeed. It is they who drive growth and lead to greater heights. At Asian Paints, our human resources systems are designed to create a focused, performance oriented and agile company. A talent pool of over 5000 employees employed across 19 countries brings in a unique blend of mindsets and skills.
An open and interactive work culture brings out the best in our people. A sense of ownership and freedom to experiment at their workplace brings out creativity and innovation in every individual. Excellent training is provided to develop leaders and re-strengthen competencies from within the organisation. Besides encouraging achievers from within the organisation, we absorb the best talent from some of the best management and technology institutes in the country.
We hire people who are best suited to the job and whose personal goals are in alignment with our corporate purpose. Thus, the task is cut out for every individual within the framework of result-orientation, market insight, customer perspective, trust, respect, and problem solving.
The commitment of our people and their sense of discipline and ownership continue to drive our company’s growth.
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Mr. Suresh Kumar - Assistant General Manager – Supply Chain
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Mrs. Dayanthi Senanayake – Senior Manager – Group Procurement
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Mr. Kosala Vitharana - Technical Manager
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Ms. Pathiraja Chathurani – Finance Manager
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Mr. Darshana Nawarathna - Assistant Manager – Production
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Mr. Srimal Fernando - Assistant Human Resource Manager
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Asian Paints is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 Certified Company.
In 2017, Asian Paints won the Green Mark Gold certification for ‘Apex Ultima Protek’.
In 2016, Asian Paints won the CIOB Green Mark Award – Gold for Interior Emulsion Paint.
Top Ranked Indian company in the “Forbes Most Innovative company List” in 2016 (Ranked 18th in the world).
Asian Paints was included in Forbes Magazine’s - Asia’s Fab List of companies for consecutively for the last 5 years (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015).
Awarded the "Sword of Honour" by the British Safety Council for the paint plants in India. This award is considered as the pinnacle of achievement in safety across the world.
Asian Paints was ranked 11th amongst the Top paint companies in the world by Coatings World - Top Companies Report 2015 (July 2015 Issue).
Asian Paints felicitated as one of the Most Impactful Companies of the Decade by CNBC Awaaz in Jan 2015.
In March 2012, Asian Paints was presented the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance & Sustainability Award for the Best Governed Company in 2011.
Asian Paints receives the Best Audit Committee Award from the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance & Sustainability (Feb 2011).
Most of our products in the premium range are awarded with SLS Certificates: