PRIVATE COMPANY; YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1940
REVENUE: $130 million*
Onshore coatings; Marine coatings; Automotive coatings; Decorative coatings
Tatsuo Nishi, managing director and GM of administration; Takahiro Okubo, GM of sales; Kogo Sawada, GM of production and logistics; Hiromasa Sugimoto, GM of technology.
Asahipen Corporation, Oaska, Japan, is a leader in the manufacture and sale of various paints and coatings, painting tools and wallpaper products in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and southwestern Asia. The company, which consists of 34 subsidiaries, was previously known as the Asahi Paint Company, changing its name to Asahipen Corporation in 1965. The company features water-based, oil-based, anti-rust, spray, gloss varnish, wood, hobby craft and business paints.