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Our commitment to our communities and the environment

As a company with a global reputation for high standards of performance and now actively involved in the rest of Africa, we at Kansai Plascon accept the responsibility that we have an impact on the societies and environments in which we conduct our business. Our strong foundations enabled us to think about a more focused, deeper agenda for the future together with our stakeholders.

We aim to create long-term shareholder value by embracing opportunities and managing risks derived from economic, environmental and social developments. We also acknowledge that healthy societies, communities, labour forces and environments provide the necessary foundation for a healthy business. As such, we are interdependent on the societies and environments in which we operate.

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To this end, we integrate sustainability into the very core of our business strategy. Plascon accepts and acknowledges our responsibility, not only in creating quality products, but also in encouraging a culture that is dedicated to progressive and sustainable solutions.

Green is not just a colour to us. We are actively committed to implementing environmentally considerate practices in every aspect of our business. Striving to inspire more ecological considerate decisions, we have responded to the challenge by innovating unparalleled sustainable solutions based on three key pillars of compliance, sustainability, and products. The future is green. To find out more about what Plascon is doing, request our full Green Handbook.

Compliance:

Commitment to Green
Processes.

We’ve successfully implemented Environmental Management Systems in each of our South African manufacturing plants and attained ISO 1 4001

Sustainability:

Commitment to Green
Practices.

We’ve successfully implemented Environmental Management Systems in each of our South African manufacturing plants and attained ISO 1 4001 certification at all of them.

Production:

Commitment to Green
Processes.

We’ve successfully implemented Environmental Management Systems in each of our South African manufacturing plants and attained ISO 1 4001 certification at all of them.

By making its Decorative coatings lead free, low VOC, eco-kind and producing the most groundbreaking green products on the market, Kansai Plascon has successfully advanced the industry conversation beyond the need to remove lead in paint. Instead, the company focuses on “eco-vating” for the future”.

Each year Plascon launches new products and improvements that add to its existing arsenal of green solutions. A leading environmental approach that incorporates accredited international environmental management systems, continues to place the company at the forefront of the African coatings industry. Great strides have been taken in the areas of technological research and development into green coatings, continuing Plascon’s 130 year long history of leading quality assurance, superb formulation and trusted performance.

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So when it comes to talking about coatings and the environment, Plascon can confidently shift the conversation forward. To date Plascon’s green coatings triumphs include:

These are just a few examples that demonstrate Plascon’s commitment to a cleaner, greener world. Plascon’s state-of-the-art laboratories are housed at the Development Centre in Krugersdorp and the Research Centre at Stellenbosch University. Furthermore, Kansai Plascon Africa has access to the leading global technologies of the international Kansai Paint Company group. The Kansai Paint Company is the market leader in Japan and a top 10 global player with over 500 chemists and an annual investment of over 50 million US dollars made towards research and development.

The result of this combined know-how is that the local market here in South Africa benefits from cutting-edge innovation. It’s not just our products that are green – so is our approach to manufacturing. We’ve successfully implemented Environmental Management Systems in each of our South African manufacturing plants, and attained ISO 1 4001 certifications at all of them.

We have achieved and maintained our ISO 14001 accreditation since 2005. Furthermore, in October 2007, Kansai Plascon (Pty) Ltd was accredited with the Occupational Health and Safety Standards OSHAS18001: 2007.

We continue to develop and implement ground-breaking environmental processes to ensure that our future remains sustainable. And equally important, we continue to pioneer environmentally sensitive products without compromising on the exceptional standards and performance that we’re renowned for.

If, like us, you are genuinely concerned about how coatings are made, and what they contain, then it’s time to turn your attention to a greener future, with Plascon.

Kansai Plascon is recognised as a value adding supplier with Level 8 B-BBEE status. Our B-BBEE certificate is available for download here.

KANSAI PLASCON AFRICA LIMITED BOARD

Non-Executive Directors

Mr H Nishibayashi (Hitoshi)

Graduated from Osaka University of Foreign Studies, faculty of English Studies

Mr Nishibayashi was appointed to the Kansai Plascon Africa board as Non-Executive Chairman on 26 March 2020.

He joined Kansai Paint Co., Ltd. (Japan) in April 1987 where he held various positions prior to being appointed as Managing Executive Officer and General Manager of the International Division in April 2020.

Mr T Tomioka (Takashi)

Graduated from Tokyo Gakugei University, Faculty of Education

Mr Tomioka was appointed to the Kansai Plascon Africa board on 26 March 2020.

 He joined Kansai Paint Co., Ltd. (Japan) in April 1996 where he held various positions prior to being appointed as General Manager of the Corporate Planning Office in April 2019.

Mr K Maruyama (Kazuhide)

Graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan in 1999.

Mr Maruyama was appointed to the Kansai Plascon Africa Limited board on 14 June 2021.

He joined Kansai Paint Co., Ltd. in April 1999 where he held various positions prior to being appointed as Appointed as Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis Department, Corporate Finance Division in April 2021.

Mr H Nishihara (Hirotoshi)

Graduated from Waseda University of School of Literature First, Japanese History in March 2001.

Mr Nishihara was appointed to the Kansai Plascon Africa Limited board on 30 September 2022. He joined Kansai Paint Co., Ltd. (Japan) in April 2001 where he held various positions mainly finance, accounting and corporate/business planning prior to being appointed as a Senior Manager at Planning Department of International Business Unit in April 2022.

Mr MA Moloto (Arthur)

BA Ed (Univ. of Limpopo); BA Hon. Development Studies (Univ. of Limpopo); Post-Graduate Diploma in Economic Principles (Univ. of London); MSc in Finance and Financial Law (Univ. of London)

Mr Moloto was appointed to the Kansai Plascon Africa Limited board on 1 March 2012.

He previously held the position of Chairman of AFHCO Holdings (Pty) Ltd and is currently an independent non-executive director of SA Corporate Real Estate Fund Managers Limited, the Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa as well as the Centre for Education in Economics and Finance Africa.

He is a non-executive director of Harith General Partners (Pty) Ltd and director of Omricon Capital. Mr Moloto was a non-executive director of the Development Bank of South Africa and held the position of African National Congress party leader/ whip on the Energy Portfolio committee and the Auditor-general committee in parliament as well as political and economic adviser to the Speaker of the National Assembly at Parliament.  Mr Moloto was a former member of the standing committee on finance and head of parliament’s portfolio committee on finance and adviser to former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan.  He also held the position of political whip of the ruling party and served as the deputy director (program management) in the office of the premier of Limpopo.

Mrs MA Moses (Moira)

BA (Wits); Management Advance Program (Wits Business School)

Mrs Moses was nominated by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) as a representative on the Kansai Plascon Africa Limited board and was appointed on 23 May 2014. 

Mrs Moses is a trustee of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) and also serves as a member of their Remuneration and Human Resources committee and Legal and Governance committee.  In addition, she is a non-executive director on the board of the Afrisam Group and Afrisam (South Africa). Moira was appointed as Chairman of Steinhoff International Holdings as well as Chairman of its subsidiary, Steinhoff Investment Holdings on 22 May 2020. Previously Mrs Moses was an independent Non-Executive Director on the board of the PIC as well as a member of the Audit & Risk committee, the Remuneration and Human Resources committee. 

Executive Directors

Mr PR Lalla (Prejay)

BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics - Univ. of Durban Westville Masters in Business Leadership - UNISA

Chief Executive Officer
Prejay was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Kansai Plascon Africa Limited on 3 August 2017.

He started his career at Dulux Paints in 1991 as development chemist and held a number of senior commercial positions locally and Internationally with ICI Paints and AkzoNobel. He joined the Kansai Plascon Group in March 2016 as Commercial Unit Executive, Africa – Professional Business. This was followed by his appointed as Group Head, Marketing in April 2017. Prejay brings a wealth of operational, marketing, sales and strategic management knowledge to the Kansai Plascon Group.

Mr J Venkanna (Jay)

B Comm Hons Accounting CA (SA) – Univ. of Natal - Durban

Global Executive Development Program - GIBS

Acting Chief Financial Officer

Jay was appointed as Acting Chief Financial Officer of Kansai Plascon Africa Limited on 1 April 2023.

He started his career at Deloitte as senior auditor and held a position as secondee to the Deloitte Boston Office USA in 2006 and as an audit manager in the Johannesburg office until February 2008.  Jay joined Kansai Plascon on 10 March 2008 and has held various positions within the group, including Finance Executive at Plascon until 2013, Head: Group Internal Audit until August 2015, Senior Finance Executive until December 2018 and Head: Reporting, Budgeting and Treasury until present.

Jay brings a wealth of financial, operational and institutional knowledge to the Kansai Plascon Africa Limited board.

For more information, please contact Eleanor Chamberlain
Title: Company Secretary
Tel: +27 (0) 11 951-4500
E-mail: Companysecretary@kansaiplascon.co.za

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