Message from the President
With the 100th anniversary of our founding in 2018, we formulated a new group corporate philosophy and group brand, and we have started for the next 100 years.
Paint, which is the core business of our Group, is applied to various items surrounding our daily lives, protects the materials to make them last longer, adds value with beautiful colors and designs, and imparts special functions to make them more convenient and useful. There is a universal demand for roles such as creating comfort, safety and security and as a result, the paint industry is expected to further expand as a growing industry due to an increase in the new middle class population on a global basis, accompanying housing and infrastructure equipment, progress in industrialization, and motorization.
On the other hand, the environment surrounding us has entered into a time of great change with a very rapid pace. With these changes, we are expected to see needs and ideas that go beyond our conventional sense while we need to also respond to issues created by those changes. Based on this recognition, we will strive ourselves to achieve sustainable growth by having medium- and long-term mindset to foresee the near future, and providing the value to develop society and people while satisfying contribution made through our conventional paint business as well as our new business area where we will start to work from now on.
I appreciate for your continuous guidance and encouragement in the future to Kansai Paint activities.
1st April 2019
Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.