Nippon Paint manufacture all types of paints and coatings including those for automobiles, construction, architecture, steel structures, ships, metal, electrical equipment, machinery, roadways and household appliances among others. Nippon Paint saw its sales rise in 2011 to $2.815bn. During the year Nippon Paint received the product innovation award in decorative paints given by the inaugural 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Green Excellence Awards, reaffirming the company’s commitment to ecological sustainability and technological innovation. Nippon emerged at the top of the product innovation in decorative coatings category for its odor-free AirCare, an eco-friendly paint that absorbs indoor air pollutants. The evaluation process included a rigorous measurement-based short listing, in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research by industry analysts from Frost & Sullivan. Nippon Paint has for many years been committed to help protect the environment and save resources and energy through green innovation. With this vision Nippon has invested and established research and development centers to innovate quality paints that are eco-friendly. Nippon Odorless AirCare is one of the resulting products that helps create a safe and more hygienic indoor environment. With its Anti-Formaldehyde with Active Carbon technology, this paint is ideal for people who are allergic to indoor air pollutants and has been recommended for use in eco-sensitive areas such as hospitals, schools, hotels and homes. Nippon Paint, one of the largest paint manufacturers in Asia, was founded in Japan in 1881 and today with 33 manufacturing plants it produces over one million tonnes of paint and coatings annually. In Asia, all Nippon Paint offices are managed by the Nipsea Group.
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1881
REVENUE: $2.815 billion (2010: 2.5bn)
• Automotive coatings
• Industrial coatings
• Decorative coatings
• Marine and protective coatings
Kenji Sakai, president, representative director; Yoshio Andou, senior vice president, general manager of trade use paint division and executive director; Ryoichi Baba, senior vice president, representative director; Kiyohiko Chijiiwa, executive vice president and director; Kanji Nishijima, vice president.