North Ryde, Australia
John Ingram, chairman; John Nolan, managing director; John Foyle, CEO of Wattyl New Zealand; David Marginson, general manager, Wattyl Australia Pty.
Wattyl, which currently ranks as Australia’s second largest paint manufacturer, is a paint and surface coatings company with manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities in Australia and New Zealand. The company produces a broad range of paints, varnishes, lacquers and special purpose protective coatings. Wattyl’s products are used by individuals, contract painters and industrial customers. During the year, Wattyl developed a new point of sale Wattyl Colour Designer, a color selection system. It enhanced its range of interior and preparatory products to strengthen its position in the interior sector and launched a new range of Wattyl industrial protective and marine coatings to strengthen its position in the industrial sector. Wattyl also introduced a new computerized point of sale system for its Wattyl and Solver stores in both Australia and New Zealand.