Nash Paints eyes African market 

Source: Nash Paints eyes African market –Newsday Zimbabwe

LOCAL paint manufacturer and retail company Nash Paints plans to spread its tentacles across Africa and beyond leveraging on the continuous growth in the industry.

Nash Paints are basking in the glory of a decade-and-half years of operations in the business and is set to launch surprise products on the market at the firm’s 15th anniversary celebrations.

Founded by award-winning entrepreneur Tinashe Mutarisi, Nash Paints produces different paints with categories ranging from decorative, industrial, automotive and woodline.

The company’s chief operations officer Providence Mugayi over the weekend told journalists in Harare that entering the paint manufacturing sector was no stroll in the park given the stiff competition. He added that being a wholly indigenous company made their situation even more challenging.

“From humble beginnings at Chikwanha in Chitungwiza, we have grown to have a nationwide branch network and spread our wings to become a regional powerhouse with presence in Zambia and Botswana. We offer painting accessories and professional painting services and have the capacity to handle multi-million-dollar projects,” he said.

Nash Paints provides automotive and decorative paints, after sales services, consultancy and accessories in a manner that meets customer expectations in terms of quality of service, competitive pricing and timeous delivery.

“Nash Paints manufactures its own high-quality brands — Nash and Decorama. We also stock high quality abrasive products. With the full support of colour matching machines and exact formula retrieval, a key element in customer satisfaction and support services,” he noted.

The company is run by a highly experienced management and support team in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana which has helped them develop and re-invent in sync with obtaining trends.

“From the executive chairman, the top management down to the floor worker, we are inspired by an intrinsic desire to serve and make the most out of our craft. As we celebrate 15 years of existence this year, it gives us great pleasure to be marking this milestone with you,” he said.

Mugayi said their journey was not devoid of challenges. The company has faced monumental challenges, some related to the challenging economic environment, others market related and recently the unfortunate fire outbreak that cost them millions.

Amid all the challenges, Mugayi said they remain committed to serve both the country and their clients, promising an even better experience as they go forward.

He said they were also exploring various private and public partnerships with local councils which will allow them to play a part in beautifying the country’s cities and towns.

“We believe in corporate social investment and for as long as we are in operation we will always give back to the community. We have impacted numerous artists who have grown to be notable artists,” Mugayi said.

“We have a recording studio facility, while the online TV platform gives our local talent an available platform to showcase their creative edge. We are happy that this venture has helped herald and promote local talent though it was not initially part of our strategic plans,” he said, adding that a viable industry means a strong economy.

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