Sadolin on Thursday opened two more colour centres in Ntinda suburb and at 5th street, Kampala Industrial area, in a bid to expand their market reach and consolidate its position in Ugandan market.
The colour centres are set up through franchise agreements and with local entrepreneurs and Sadolin.
The establishment will offer experiential shopping for high end customers and will be residence to all sadolin products and services including decorative paints, the automotive paints and coating among others.
In his address to guests at the inauguration ceremony, Deon Nieuwoudt AkzoNobel planning and executive manager said; 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.
“The concept of the colour centres aims to expand 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 partnership with local entrepreneurs”, he said.
Commenting on the new development, the chairman of construction and Hardware Dealers Association Al Hajji Abbas Mutyaba applauded the move saying that it would bring a new angle to how trade in the construction industry is viewed.
“This establishment signals growth and expansion in both the paint and construction industry. This investment by sadolin will encourage local entrepreneurs to expand but also challenge them to now sell and distribute
at a competitive standard”, he said.
James Kiwanuka, the director, Capital Outdoor Advertising Company and entrepreneur of 5th Street Kampala Colour Centre said: “Our choice was Sadolin and we are happy to enhance our story with sadolin brand”
The color center concept is part of the AkzoNobel paint and coating company projects aimed to give customers experiential colour shopping and entrepreneurs and opportunity to have access to world class technology service.
Since re-launch, the sadolin paint quality has improved a tenfold as the company is bench marking international quality standards.
This marks three colour centre that have been opened by sadolin in the last four months.