With the acquisition of Helios Group, Kansai Paint accelerates its growth strategy to become one of top paint producers in the world
Before the acquisition of Helios, Kansai already had a strong presence in Asia, Africa and Middle East, but very limited in Europe
Helios Group is a coating manufacturer with strength in different types of coatings and mainly operates in Central, Eastern and Western Europe and CIS countries. A successful acquisition provides Kansai Paint with a foothold for full-scale expansion into Europe. Both companies aim to expedite business growth by boosting sales further and creating synergies through the utilization of both groups’ technologies, know-how, products and sales networks.
David Kubala, one of the two CEOs of Helios Group stated: “Helios already has the sales network in European markets, with its numerous trusted brand names. We hold a strong position in industrial, car refinish and decorative coating segments. Our portfolio is similar and in some cases complementary to Kansai Paint’s. Kansai has a strong commitment to R&D and innovations and Helios obtains efficient production, strong R&D department with well-skilled people and advanced equipment. For all these reasons amongst others, Helios is the right company for Kansai to expand and develop business in Europe.“
Going forward, Kansai will continue to strengthen its position as one of the biggest and premier coating companies, also with Helios brands under its umbrella.