PUBLIC COMPANY; YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1918
REVENUE: $3.9 billion s (2017: $2.943 billion)
Automotive coatings; Decorative coatings; Industrial coatings; Marine and protective coatings
Hiroshi Ishino, president, CEO; board of directors: Kunishi Mouri, Masaru Tanaka, Koji Kamikado, Hidenori Furukawa, Jun Senoo. Shinji Asatsuma.
Operating in Japan, Europe, the U.S., Southeast Asia, India and China, Kansai Paint Co. Ltd. offers a broad range of coatings solutions for various markets. It divides its business into automotive (38 percent), industrial (25 percent), decorative (25 percent), and marine and protective (seven percent) segments.
Kansai Paint operates three automotive paint plants from its headquarters in Osaka, Japan and is the leading supplier of automotive coatings to Toyota, Suzuki, Nissan, Honda, Peugeot and Renault worldwide. The company employs 15,731 people.
Kansai Paint celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018.
Since it was founded in 1918, Kansai Paint has grown over the past 100 years to become a company which conducts business globally. Going forward, the entire group is united in its resolve to continue as a corporate group which contributes to the development of people and societies around the world through business. To achieve this idea, Kansai Paint used its centennial as an opportunity to further strengthen the corporate DNA and established a new group company philosophy.
“We leverage superior technology to contribute to our customers and society, in a sustainable manner, with innovative products and services, through a competent workforce, built on a culture of customer focus, integrity and respect to our stakeholders,” company President and CEO Hiroshi Ishino said.
Kansai Paint Philippines, Inc. (KPPI), one of the country’s growing paint suppliers, recently announced the appointment of Akiyoshi Watanabe as KPPI president and GM.
Watanabe takes over from outgoing president Takushi Yamamoto, who started his Philippine assignment in April 2015. Under Yamamoto’s leadership, the company saw steady growth in sales and client base.
He also spearheaded the company’s foray into the Protective and Decorative paint business, which was bolstered by the KPPI partnership with Japanese contractors for the construction of the newly opened Bohol Panglao International Airport.
Upon his return to Japan, Yamamoto will assume the position of manager at Kansai Paint’s Kyushu Office.