Uganda’s biggest paint company Sadolin has opened its latest color center at Kahinju Road, Fort Portal Municipality, Kabalore District in a bid to expand market reach and consolidate its position in the Ugandan market.
The establishment, Sadolin’s fifth in the country will offer experiential shopping for high end customers and will be residence to all Sadolin products and services including decorative paints, automotive paints, and coatings among others.
The color centers are setup through franchise agreements with local entrepreneurs and Sadolin. The Tooro based Colour Centre is owned by local businessman 26 year-old Agaba Michael.
In attendance was Kabarole district chairperson Richard Rwabuhinga, Kabarole RDC Steven Asimwe,, District Police Commander Musa Tibachirana,, the DISO Edmond Kamanyire, Tooro Kingdom Youth Minister Owek Edward Kasaija and the LC3 South Division Herbert Mugisa among others.
Inaugurating the center, Mr. Deon Nieuwoudt, AkzoNobel Planning and Execution Manager, said that this was an affirmation of AkzoNobel commitment to the expansion of Sadolin footprint and growth commitment to Uganda through firming up franchise agreements with local entrepreneurs and stimulating the economy through job creation.
He explained, “The concept of the color centers aims to extend Sadolin product to customers through experiential shopping and to give local entrepreneurs the opportunity to expand their business frontiers by being part of the Sadolin chain while tapping into our rich expertise. To us, this is a stride in enhancing our customer care, proximity of the Sadolin product as well as partnerships with local entrepreneurs.”
The Color center concept is part of the AkzoNobel paint and coating company projects aimed to give customers experiential color shopping and entrepreneurs and opportunity to have access to world class technology services. Since relaunch, the Sadolin paint quality has improved a tenfold as the company is benchmarking international quality standards.