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Friday, September 22, 2017

Shinning Hope For Communities has established schools for girls in Kibera and Mathare which strategically targets both the brightest and the most at risk girls with the aim of nurturing the next generation of leaders who will be engines of social change. Crown Paints Kenya PLC has partnered with SHOFCO to sponsor Whitney Kimanthi’s education […]

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Congratulations to each Mkubwa Mtaani! Look out for your name or your friend’s name & tag them. You too can be the August Mkubwa Mtaani, simply purchase select Crown Paints products, earn the most points in your region and walk away with many more rewards. The August promotion is valid from 1st – 31st August, […]

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The National Gun Owners Association (NGAO-Kenya) is an independent, non-profit and non-political outfit made up of over 500 members who are law-abiding licensed firearm holders within the Republic of Kenya. Their primary purpose is to promote legal and responsible use of firearms by offering its members frequent training and workshops on safe firearm handling, lessons […]

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Crown Paints Group CEO, Rakesh Rao (center) address members during the Crown Paints Annual General Meeting held at Panafric Hotel, on his left is Crown Paints Vice Chairman, Hussein Ramji and Crown Paints Non-Executive Director, Stephen Oundo (right) Crown Paints Finance Director, Patrick Mwati take questions from shareholders after the Annual report and financial statements […]

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Investors Abhijith Sooda (left) and Alaxmish Pae (right)  pose for a picture during the India Property Expo held at Sarit Center, Westlands on the 17th and 18th of June 2017 Crown Paints Apply and Supply Assistant Mary Njambi Gitonga engages and explains to potential clients about Crown Paints products during the India Property Expo held […]

Crown Paints Kenya Golf Sponsoring
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Crown Paints CEO, Rakesh Rao (left) hands over a cheque worth Ksh. 200,000 to Rizwan Charania (right) towards sponsorship of the Challenge Tour, part of the men’s professional golf tour in Europe. Crown Paints is proud to be associated with supporting upcoming talent in line with its commitment towards youth and sporting development.  

Crown Paints Giving Back to Society
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

As part of its numerous Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, Crown Paints donated food items to representatives of Al Iman Mosque, Pangani at its Crown Décor World showroom to mark IFTAR during the holy month of Ramadhan. Crown Paints Vice Chairman, Hussein Ramji (centre) hands over food stuff to Sheikh Said Mohammed Amin (center) of Al […]

Crown Paints Kenya Awards
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Crown Paints Kenya PLC have emerged winners of the coveted Innovations & Productivity Award at the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) “Employer of the Year Awards” held at the Villa Rosa Kempinski on 19 May, 2017. The University of Nairobi and General Motors East Africa Ltd were the 1st and 2nd runners-up respectively in the […]

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Crown Paints has become the first paint manufacturer in the region to introduce a comprehensive loyalty program targeted at painters and ‘fundis’ aspiring to be professional painters. The loyalty program dubbed Team Kubwa will be administered via a digital app where painters can register for rewards, special offers and skill development training. Painters who use […]

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Company of the Year 2016 Manager of the Year 2016 2016 Winner – Leadership & Management Category 2016 Winner – Customer Orientation and Marketing Category 2016 Winner – Innovation, ICT and Knowledge Management Category Crown Paints won in a number of categories at the COYA Awards this year including the prestigious Company of The Year […]

Crown Paints Ranked Employer of Choice in Kenya
Monday, July 18, 2016

Crown Paints Kenya PLC has been ranked as an excellent employer in the market during last year’s “Best Company to Work for Survey 2015” annual survey conducted by Deloitte & Touch Consulting Limited. The survey’s theme was based on; to measure, inspire, motivate and engage, evaluated employee engagement and satisfaction levels, among other parameters of […]

Crown Paints Environment Eco- friendly Program
Friday, June 3, 2016

Leading paint manufacturer Crown Paints has launched a range of Zero VOC paints in line with its commitment to offer innovative products of the highest international standards in East Africa. VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are air pollutants found in paints that could have a damaging effect on the environment as well as human health. New […]

Crown Paints Golf Tournament
Friday, April 8, 2016

Crown Paints was part of the fundraising at during the Charity Golf Day held at Nyali Golf and Country Club on 2nd April 2016. The event was a huge success as the funds were to assist in looking after 36 orphan girls. Here are some photographs from the event.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Crown Paints is synonymous with quality and lifestyle transformations with various textures and special effect finishes which add aesthetic values, long term protection and a fashionable touch to our homes. For example Ruff N Tuff is quite popular as it provides varieties of beautiful designer texture for walls protection from mould & fungus attack while […]

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

After a huge success in April, DIVAlicious was back again this past weekend. October 10th. This prestigious festive fashion & lifestyle exhibition, is an established brand from Dubai. They represent the crème de la crème in exhibitors for apparel, accessories, gifting solutions, home decor & more by getting brands across the globe. For their second […]

Crown Paints opens a top-class showroom in Karen
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Leading paint manufacturer, Crown Paints Kenya Limited has unveiled its fifth high-end showroom in Nairobi’s Karen area after opening another one in March last year in Lavington. The latest facility, located at Africa Reit house next to Karen Hub, will showcase the latest brands in the market ranging from decorative, automotive and protective paints, as […]

Monday, May 11, 2015

[CNBCAfrica] This week on Unstoppable we feature the CEO of listed paint manufacturer Crown paints, Rakesh Rao. He talks about challenges he has experienced in the paint market and how he has overcame them to expand the firm which has major operations not only in Kenya but Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Sudan.

Crown Paints Kigali
Monday, February 9, 2015

East Africa’s leading paint manufacturer Crown Paints has announced its entry into Rwanda with the establishment of an ultra-modern paint showroom in Kigali with a five year plan to invest about USD2.5million in the country. Rwanda now becomes the third country to host Crown Paints’ showrooms in East Africa as the paint maker also owns […]

Monday, December 8, 2014

In word of famous author Paul Byrant, “Winning doesn’t always mean first, winning means you are doing better than you have done before”. Company of the year 2014 The journey to being Company of the year has been long and winding. It is a journey that began as a small outfit in 1958. Today, Crown […]

Crown Teflon 4BB Golf Grand Finale
Thursday, December 4, 2014

                        Rakesh Rao (centre) the CEO Crown Paints presents the winners prize of a return trip (four days) for two to Thailand to Sam Onyambu (left) and Robert Njoroge (right) after they emerged the winners of the Crown Teflon 4 Ball Better Ball grand […]

crown coya award
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Crown Paints and Cube Movers are the new winners of this year’s Company of the Year Award (Coya) and Small and Medium Enterprise of the Year Award (Smoya), respectively. The two bagged three awards each during a ceremony held at Safari Park Hotel on Friday to underscore exemplary business practices. Crown Paints Kenya chief executive […]

Crown Paints introduces silicone based paint in Kenya
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Crown Paints Kenya Limited has introduced a Silicone technology to its exterior range of paints. The NSE listed paint manufacturer will start manufacturing silicone paints at its factory in Nairobi, which will trade under the brand name Permacote Ultraguard Silicone. The paint will be produced in Kenya using silicone technology from Germany and will be […]

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

East Africa leading paint manufacturer, Crown Paints Group has today announced its entry into the Tanzanian paint industry. The Group, which was established in 1958, intends to invest USD$3.6million in the next 18months to build a market leading Paint Company that will transform the lives of Tanzanians. Crown Paints has also opened Tanzania’s first ultra-modern […]

Friday, July 4, 2014

Crown Paints reward their loyal painters with a World Cup celebration like no other. Painters from TEAM KUBWA were invited to Nyayo stadium to watch one of the Quarter Finals matches on big screen. Apart from the large amounts Nyama choma (200 goats), there was also a large variety of free food and drinks, as […]

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Crown Paints Kenya PLC. Kenya’s leading coating company this week announced the availability of new product in their growing product portfolio. The local company will now distribute Fevicol in the local market as part of their partnership with Pidilite Industries, India’s leading adhesive, sealants and construction Chemicals Company.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Caption: MTN Business Kenya Managing Director Tom Omariba receives paints jerry cans from Crown Paints Kenya PLC CEO Mr. Rakesh Rao. As part of its annual CSR MTN Business Kenya will be setting up a Library and an ICT Learning center in Maralal Primary School. Crown Paints Kenya PLC announced 75 liters of paint sponsorship […]

Monday, June 9, 2014

Rakesh Rao (left), CEO Crown Paints plants a tree along outer ring road during a walk dubbed; “Tree planting Walk” organized by the Taj mall in conjunction with Swamirayan Academy Embakasi and supported by Crown Paints. Looking on is Hon. Irshard Sumra, the Embakasi North MP and Ramesh Gorasia the Taj Mall Director.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Dr. John Murithi (l), the Mater Hospital CEO receives a cheque donation of Kshs 100,000 for the Mater Heart Run charity event from Rakesh Rao (r), the Crown Paints CEO.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Patrick Karanja and Martin Mwangi won the Crown Teflon fourball better-ball competition held at the par 71 Muthaiga golf club over the weekend. Playing off handicap 4 and 12 respectively, their effort was on count back  beating  Sahir Sarbana(19) and Nandya(28) to second position and one shot better than that of Sahir Bhabra(6) and Tanvir […]

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Armourcoat is the world’s leading manufacturer of decorative plaster Crown Paints, Kenya’s largest paint manufacturer, has launched a special non-paint product as it diversifies its premium category now accounting for over 60 per cent of the company’s sales. The move comes as trends in the real estate market reveal a growing consumer base in the […]

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

[From Left to right: Junior Golf Foundation Trustee Rajeev Mediratta, Crown Paints Chief Marketing Officer John Hadley, Junior Golf Foundation Trustee Ashwin Gidoomal and Junior Golf  Foundation Trustee Cathy Ngurani share a photo moment after the handover of the cheque that is aimed at supporting Junior Golf Foundation Competitions 2013.] Crown Paints yesterday handed over […]

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Crown Paints has unveiled a state-of-the-art showroom in Nairobi as it seeks to grow sales by targeting increasingly sophisticated, quality-conscious consumers in the residential and commercial property market in Kenya. The new showroom located at Muthithi Place in Westlands will feature

Friday, July 5, 2013

[Crown Paints CEO Mr.Rakesh Rao (left) and Kenya Industrial Estates Ltd Managing Director Julius O.Mokogi showcase the  signed MOU between the two companies. The signed memorandum seals an agreement that Crown Paints and KIE have entered to support trained painters with financial products and business development services.] Crown Paints today (July 5th 2013) signed a […]

Friday, June 28, 2013

[Crown Paints CEO Mr.Rakesh Rao (right) shares a light photo moment with Giants Group of Nairobi Twiga  Chairman Mr.Mukesh P.Desai (left) and Vice Chairman Mr.Kirit M. Jani (middle) during a cheque handover that was held at Crown Paints offices in Westlands on Friday 28th June.] Giants Group of Nairobi Twiga is a non-profit organization geared […]

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Crown Paints models share a light photo moment during the 2013 Nairobi Home Expo that took place between 23rd-26th May at the Kenyatta International Conference Center

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Pre-tax profits climb 12 per cent to Kshs.224 million on improves sales and efficiencies Thursday, May 2, 2013….Crown Paints has announced a 15 per cent increase in turnover for the year ended 31 December 2012, buoyed by rising demand for new products especially in the premium category, as well as enhanced efficiency in operations. Increased […]

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Crown Paints Kenya has sealed a deal with the second largest manufacturer and supplier of protective, marine,  decorative, container and yatch paints in the world, Hempel, to improve supply and technology in the paint industry. The deal, which follows a series of trade partnerships between Crown Paints and other global companies, was signed by Crown […]

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November 20, 2012…Kathunguini Secondary School in Machakos County has benefited from a fresh coat of paint worth Sh200, 000, courtesy of Crown Paints’ ‘Transform your world ‘ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) facebook contest. The school, which was nominated by Mr Patrick Nzomo, was ahead with votes, followed closely by Lodwar Mixed Primary School . Nominating […]

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Limuru Golf Club chairman presents a Crown Paints gift voucher to Susan Kanyora who emerged the best lady golfer with 34 points during the golf tournament held at the Muthaiga Golf Club on 14th November 2012 where Crown Paints was the sponsor.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Crown Paints Marketing Manager, John Hadley, follows his tee during the Irish golf competition at the Karen Golf Club, Nairobi. Crown paints partnered with other corporate organizations to sponsor the tournament.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Superbrands project director and associate publisher, Mr.Jawad Jaffer(left), presents a Superbrands certificate to Crown Paints chief executive officer, Mr. Rakesh Rao, at Crown Paints offices in Nairobi today. Crown Paints was ranked among top ten brands.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

East Africa’s leading paints manufacturer, Crown Paints, has launched a new product that would give buildings in any location within the region, whether on altitude or coast, long-lasting exterior finishes. Crown Permacote with Teflon® surface protector is an advanced 100% pure acrylic and protective paint system that can be applied on all types of exterior […]

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

East Africa’s leading paint manufacturer, Crown Paints, has launched a training programme for painters to improve standards in the booming building industry. The programme, which is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility offering, will impart technical and entrepreneurial skills on painters across the country. Crown Paints CEO, Rakesh Rao, said the programme will help […]

Friday, September 7, 2012

In its latest example of innovation, Crown Paints has launched a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) contest on facebook, which aims to leverage on the social connections of the public to nominate a not for profit institution that will benefit from a free paint makeover. The unique campaign dubbed , “Transform Your world”, is part of […]

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Crown Paints Junior Golf Foundation held at the serene Muthaiga Golf Club on August 5th and 6th was a show case of massive talent among the youth. From the way the young boys and girls, aged between 12 and 19 years old, swung and hit the balls, there was no doubt that Kenya has the […]

Friday, July 20, 2012

Crown Paints to promote fashion industry Crown Paints, has announced plans to promote local arts and fashion industry through sponsorship deals. Crown Paints CEO, Rakesh Rao, says the company’s strategy of transforming lives is in line with improving the fashion industry. “At Crown Paints we work with colours and colours and fashion go together. If […]

Friday, June 22, 2012

Crown Paints is targeting a 50 per cent market share in the Tanzanian premium paints segment. The company will introduce decorative (water and oil based), automotive, varnishes and specialized floor paints into the market. It expects to leverage on its superior brand quality supported by strong research and development department to successfully penetrate into the […]

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

KCB Mortgages Division, through its offshoot S&L Developers Club, has today partnered with Crown Paints in an arrangement that will see developers in the region enjoy discounts of 20 percent on decorative and industrial paints. Through the one year agreement S&L Developers Club members will now access a wide spectrum of paints and allied products […]

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Paint maker Crown Paints has entered into a distribution agreement with DU Pont chemicals USA to supply Teflon®, an additive that will enhance the quality of decorative paints in the East African market. Teflon®, which is used as an additive in many industrial processes, will be used by Crown Paints as an additive to matt […]

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Crown Paints held a Painting Competition that was aimed at reviving the African Culture through graffitti at the University of Nairobi. The theme for the competition was Graffitecture In recent times there has been an emergence of an expressive culture among the youth. This fiercely outspoken culture has manifested itself in music, clothing and in terms of […]

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Leading paint maker, Crown Paints plans to increase its grip on the regional paint market by boosting its premium and economy market shares by between 10 per cent and 15 per cent respectively. Currently, the company commands 65 per cent of the premium market and 10 per cent of the economy segment. “We project that […]

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Crown Paints has joined hands with the International School of Kenya (ISK) by providing paint which will be used by students of all ages to paint a mural of some 300 metres in length and 3 metres high. This initiative is in line with the ISK School’s plan to undertake one of the biggest expansions […]

Friday, May 13, 2011

Crown Berger’s Rakesh Rao (right) and South African Flowcrete MD Ian Harrison after signing the deal in Nairobi. Photo/FREDRICK ONYANGO  The five-year deal with Flowcrete will see the firms target the high-end market notably shopping malls, homes and office blocks and it is expected to lead to the manufacture of the flooring materials in Kenya. […]

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Clients targeted by the South African company through the partnership include the aviation industry, hospitals and hotels within East Africa. “A number of multinational companies have to conform to some European standards and lack of that has seen us lose out the market share,” said Crown Berger group chief executive Rakesh Rao. Read more at […]

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Crown Paints Kenya PLC and Flowcrete South Africa signed an agreement in which the Kenyan company will supply resin floors. The partnership includes making floor products and training Crown Paints staff, Rakesh Rao, the CEO of Kenya’s only publicly traded paint-maker, told reporters in Nairobi today. “This initial partnership commits both companies for five years […]

Monday, May 9, 2011

Paint Maker, Crown Paints has announced a pre-tax profit of Sh169.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2010. This is a 29.6 per cent increase compared to Sh139.8 million posted a year earlier. Turnover reached Sh3 billion as volumes grew by 21.5 per cent indicating growth from Sh34 million to Sh79 million. Net profit […]

Monday, February 21, 2011

Crown Berger Paints Chief Executive Rakesh Rao (left) and the company’s Chief Marketing Manager John Hadley at the Press Conference, Wednesday. [PHOTO: STAFFORD ONDEGO/STANDARD] Paints maker, Crown Paints yesterday launched the latest golf tour, which is expected to be played on 15 golf clubs around the country before the finals are held at the par […]

Saturday, January 29, 2011

While officially launching the beauty of transformation campaign, an initiative aimed at beautifying the city at Makini School, Crown Paints CEO Rakesh Rao said the company has taken the initiative to ensure Nairobi has a facelift. Rao said the company has taken a forefront in encouraging paint tin recycling projects as a way of promoting […]

Monday, January 3, 2011

Crown Paints Kenya PLC, a Kenyan paint manufacturer, headed for the highest close in more than a month on speculation the company boosted sales during the festive season. The stock climbed 3 percent to 34 shillings at 1:10 p.m. in Nairobi, the capital. A close at that level would be the highest since Nov. 22, […]

Monday, November 15, 2010

East Africa’s leading paint maker Crown Paints announced an increase in Group Turnover by 13.7 percent compared to last year. The firm reported an 11.5 percent decline in after tax profitability for the half year ended June 30, compared to a similar period in 2008. While releasing the results, the firm’s Finance Director Mr. Patrick […]

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