UAC subsidiary, paint firm, CAP commissions automated plant
Chemical and Allied Products (CAP) Plc, a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc (UACN), manufacturers of Dulux premium brand of paints and the technological licensee of AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paints and coating company, has commissioned its new state-of-the-art automated paint in-plant manufacturing factory.
The event was held at the company’s factory in Ikeja, Lagos. The managing director, CAP Plc, Mrs. Omolara Elemide, noted that the acquisition of in-plant tinting technology was well-thought out in order to place the company in alignment with the market dictates and trends, as well as to meet the increasing demand from the customer for paint colours in small volumes.
Elemide noted that the company invested in the new plant, which is the first of its kind in Nigeria, to continue to push the limit of excellence in the paint industry and reaffirm its leadership position.
She further explained that the automated In-Plant Tinting Technology would make it possible for the company to profitably manufacture premium quality paints in large and small batches within the shortest possible time while also completely eliminating the issue of colour variation from batch to batch.
“Over the years, there has been an increase in demand for colours in small volumes from the factory. This has resulted in production lead-time challenges, as the plant was not configured to produce colours in small volumes. As a customer-focused company, we took up the challenge to meet this emerging need of our customers by acquiring the in-plant tinting technology,” she said.
Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Commerce and Industry, Benjamin Adeyemi Olabenjo, assured that the state would continue to support initiatives that would bring positive changes to it.
Also speaking, Group Managing Director, UACN Plc and Chairman, CAP Plc, Mr. Larry Ettah, who was represented by Mr. Abdul Bello, described the actualisation of CAP Plc’s automated in-plant tinting factory as a result of hard work, adding, “This is what could be achieved when innovation and advancement are encouraged in any organisation.”
Ettah noted that the environment is constantly changing, especially with new technologies on the rise, adding that the new factory is CAP’s response to meet the current needs of customers.
“Today marks the beginning of another revolution in the Nigerian paint market,” he said. “Customers should be ready for pleasant and thrilling experience as we commission the first fully automated paint factory in Nigeria. The benefits of the new factory to customers are enormous. These include prompt product delivery, more colour offering and colour consistency. With this accomplishment, CAP Plc has undoubtedly reinforced its leadership position in the Nigerian paint industry.”
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