LOCAL paint manufacturer, Nash Paints, on Wednesday unveiled a million-dollar decorative paint manufacturing plant at its headquarters in Harare’s Graniteside.
The company, which started off as a paint retailer in 2006, launched its new plant – with the capacity of producing 18 000 litres per day.
Company founder and owner, Tinashe Mutarisi, hailed his team for the great work.
“This has been a hard period for the paint industry because of the lockdown which saw a lot of countries around the world reducing their sales of raw materials and even exporting them.
“The team that I work with stood firm with me and they kept pushing and ensuring me that things were going to look up for us one day.
“I owe this day to them and I would like to thank them for their hard work,” said Mutarisi.
Nash Paint production operations manager, Judith Nyakabambo, said the new decorative paint manufacturing plant is going to improve their produce.
“The new decorative plant is going to be producing an improved quality of paints that our customers are going to like.
“There is also going to be increased efficiency as a result of this plant.
“We are hoping to get better,” said Nyakabambo.
Prince Beta, the production manager who led the installation of the plant said the initiative was due to increasing demand.
“This plant was set up after the realisation that a lot of orders were being made and there was a huge demand of the paint.
“The initiative to add another plant started in January 2022, April 2022 the plant was bought and installation was completed by the first of July.
“The new plant is going to help with reducing costs, time for running paint has been reduced and our customers can now get their paint at affordable prices.
“There also is the addition of a filling machine which fills up to 400 buckets a day.”
At a time some organisations are turning down other forms of payment, Nash Paints Finance manager, Joshua Simakani, said they accept all forms of payment.
“We have been able to sustain the business over the years because we accept any form of payments here and with the more productions we are going to have, we are going to continue accepting any mode of payment.
“The addition of this new plant on the production side will ensure that there is a reduction of production costs and that will help us save a lot.
“We sale a lot of paint to different people and this will help us make sure that we make a lot of paint for a lot of people that will be requiring it thereby increasing the number of our sales,” he said.