Forbes Global magazine USA ranked Asian Paints among the 200 Best Small Companies in the World for 2002 and 2003 and presented the 'Best under a Billion' award, to the company. Asian Paints is the only paint company in the world to receive this recognition. Forbes has also ranked Asian Paints among the Best under a Billion companies in Asia In 2005, 06 and 07,
The company has come a long way since its small beginnings in 1942. Four friends who were willing to take on the world's biggest, most famous paint companies operating in India at that time set it up as a partnership firm. Over the course of 25 years Asian Paints became a corporate force and India's leading paints company. Driven by its strong consumer-focus and innovative spirit, the company has been the market leader in paints since 1968. Today it is double the size of any other paint company in India. Asian Paints manufactures a wide range of paints for Decorative and Industrial use.
In Decorative paints, Asian Paints is present in all the four segments v.i.z Interior Wall Finishes, Exterior Wall Finishes, Enamels and Wood Finishes. It also introduced many innovative concepts in the Indian paint industry like Colour Worlds (Dealer Tinting Systems), Home Solutions (painting solutions Service), Kids World (painting solutions for kid's room), Colour Next (Prediction of Colour Trends through in-depth research) and Royale Play Special Effect Paints, just to name a few.
Asian Paints has always been ahead when it comes to providing consumer experience. It has set up a Signature Store in Mumbai & Delhi in India, where consumers are educated on colours and how it can change their homes.
Vertical integration has seen it diversify into products such as Phthalic Anhydride and Pentaerythritol, which are used in the paint manufacturing process. Asian Paints also operates through APPG (50:50 JV between Asian Paints and PPG Inc, USA, one of the largest automotive coatings manufacturer in the world) to service the increasing requirements of the Indian automotive coatings market. Another 50:50 JV with PPG has been proposed which will service the protective, industrial powder, industrial containers and light industrial coatings markets
Today the Asian Paints group operates in 17 countries across the world. It has manufacturing facilities in each of these countries and is the largest paint company in eleven countries. The group operates in five regions across the world viz. South Asia, South East Asia, South Pacific, Middle East and Caribbean region through the five corporate brands viz. Asian Paints, Berger International, SCIB Paints, Apco Coatings and Taubmans. The Group operates as:
Asian Paints in South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka)
SCIB Paints in Egypt
Berger in South East Asia (Singapore), Middle East (UAE, Bahrain and Oman), Caribbean (Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago)
Apco Coatings in South Pacific (Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu)
Taubmans in South Pacific (Fiji and Samoa)
The company has a dedicated Group R&D Centre in India and has been one of the pioneering companies in India for effectively harnessing Information Technology solutions to maximize efficiency in operations.
We shall provide products and services that meet stated standards on time, every time.
We shall continually improve our processes to understand changing customer needs and preferences and use the same as input for periodically reviewing and revising performance standards of our products and services.
We accept Zero Defect as a quality absolute, and shall design and operate our quality system accordingly.
We shall organise our work practices to do a job right the first time, every time.
We are committed to continual improvement in quality in all business processes and shall track such improvement through measurable indicators.
Asian Paints aims to become one of the top five Decorative coatings companies world-wide by leveraging its expertise in the higher growth emerging markets. Simultaneously, the company intends to build long term value in the Industrial coatings business through alliances with established global partners.
Asian Paints becomes the 10th largest decorative paint company in the world
Asian Paints is more than twice the size of its nearest competitor
It is one of the most admired companies in India
Present in 22 countries with 27 manufacturing locations, over 2500 SKU's, Integrated SAP - ERP & i2 - SCM solution
Rated Best Employer by BT-Hewitt survey, 2000 Bluest of the blue chips by Hindu Business Line; Most admired company to work for by ET-BT survey, 2000
On the recommendations of Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Asian Paints restructured itself into Growth, Decorative and International business units and adopted SCM and ERP technology
Asian Paints aims to become the 5th largest decorative paint company in the world
Asian Paints emerges as India's leading paint company ahead of any international competition.
1957 - 66
The family-owned company makes the transition to a professionally managed organisation.
British company Balmer Lawrie rejects the products of a giant British paint company in favour of Asian Paints.
Asian Paints embarks on an ambitious grassroots marketing campaign, partnering with thousands of dealers in small towns all over India.
Asian Paints mascot, Gattu, the mischievous kid, is born.
Asian Paints touches a turnover of Rs. 3,50,000, with an innovative marketing strategy "to reach consumers in the remotest corners of the country with small packs."
1st February, 1942
Armed with little knowledge and great determination, Champaklal H. Choksey, Chimanlal N. Choksi, Suryakant C. Dani and Arvind R. Vakil get together to manufacture paint in a garage on Foras Road, Bombay. They name their company 'The Asian Oil & Paint Company', a name that they picked randomly from a telephone directory.
Awards & Recognition
In Feb 2012, Asian Paints wins the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance & Sustainability awards for the BEST GOVERNED COMPANY in 2011
Asian Paints included in Asia's Fab 50 List by Forbes Asia Magazine (Sept 2011 Issue)
Asian Paints ranked 13th amongst the top paint companies in the world by Coatings World - Top Companies Report 2010 (July 2011 Issue).
Mr. P M Murty, MD & CEO, Asian Paints conferred upon the 'CEO of the Year' award by Business Standard, one of India's leading business daily (March 2011)
Asian Paints receives the Best Audit Committee Award from the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance & Sustainability (Feb 2011)
Awarded the "Sword of Honour" by the British Safety Council for all the paint plants in India. This award is considered as the pinnacle of achievement in safety across the world.
Forbes Global magazine, USA ranked Asian Paints amongst the 200 'Best Small Companies of the world' in 2002 and 2003 and amongst the top 200 'Under a Billion Firms' of Asia in 2005.
The Asset - one of Asia's leading financial magazine ranked Asian Paints amongst the leading Indian companies in Corporate Governance in 2002 and 2005.
Received the Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year - Manufacturing" award in 2003.