The Wanda story began when young Brazilian Roque Montesano had dreams of owning a paint factory. He promised his wife that if he realized his ambition, he’d name his brand after their daughter.
Now available in more than 40 countries on five continents, Wanda has a global reputation, built on its renowned color accuracy, ease of use, quality and value. And it’s fitting that the woman who was the original inspiration for the brand, Wanda Montesano Ferrara, has been involved in the anniversary celebrations.
“I followed in my father’s footsteps to become an entrepreneur and am very proud to look back, see everything that the Wanda brand has achieved and celebrate these 85 years of moments and memories,” she said.
“Our Wanda brand is synonymous with tradition, evolving technology and quality and has become a preferred choice for market professionals around the world," added Rakshit Punetha, global brand manager for Wanda. "It’s not only a great example of our passion for paint, but it also highlights the huge sense of pride we take from continuing to show the same commitment to customers that Roque first demonstrated all those years ago.”
Wanda is manufactured in Europe and Asia, as well as at AkzoNobel’s plant in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo. It’s now available in the US, Spain, Russia, India, Italy, Australia, Poland, China, and New Zealand.