Abu Alanda, Jordan
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1969
Michael Sayegh, chairman of the board, Sayegh Group; Salim Sayegh, GM Nat. Paints UAE; Ibrahim Sayegh, GM Nat. Paints Jordan; Fayeq Sayegh, GM Nat. Paints, Egypt;
National Paints Factories Co., Ltd. (Sayegh Group) claims the number one position in the Middle East with an annual production capacity of 300,000 tons of exports to more than 60 Arab and other countries. It is involved in a number of sectors including architectural/ decorative (35%), industrial (35%), auto OEM (15%), auto refinish (10%) and marine (5%). With coatings revenues of $328 million, National Paints is the major part of the privately-owned Sayegh Group, established more than 75 years ago. The company has had in the past technical and licensing agreements with Dyrup, Sherwin-Williams and Inver for powder coatings. It is also a member of the Transocean Marine Paints Consortium. The firm also maintains three resins factories in Jordan, UAE and Romania, producing some 40,000 tons for internal and third party consumption.