Crown Paints won in a number of categories at the COYA Awards this year including the prestigious Company of The Year 2016 Award which it won for the second time having won it last in 2014
This award recognizes excellence in management, operations and business performance.
Organized by the Kenya Institute of Management, the COYA Awards have become an important benchmark for organizations in Kenya.
While hosting bloggers at one of its showroom in Westland, Crown Paints head of interior design Shrinal Patel said the company won the award for facilitating an environment that encourages innovative practices for new idea generation.
Other attributes that saw the company shine includes effective governance structures that recognize the need for transparent accountability, use of resources and results of the activities, ensuring implementation of strategies that encourage continual improvement, promoting a culture of excellence and sustainable longevity.
According to Shrinal, the citation further said “Crown Paints has been consistent in the OPI (Organizational Performance Index) journey and religiously implemented the OPI recommendations over the LAST 5 years resulting in bottom line growth.
There is clear evidence of business transformation and expansion in East Africa with a committed work force always aiming higher.”
In July this year, the company rolled out satellite plants in Tanzania and Rwanda as it moves to deepen its footprint in the regional market.
The paint maker recently opened a Sh400 million factory in Kisumu targeting the growing real estate in Western Kenya.
According to the firm, the plants would help lower transport costs and boost production efficiency in the East African market.
Additionally, it rolled out the Zero VOC range of eco-friendly paints in response to the increased use of sustainable construction materials.
The firm is banking on such investments to take control of the regional paint market which is expected to grow to $27 million by the end of 2016, this according to Frost and Sullivan