Paint & Allied Services [Pvt.] Limited. was formed in1998 and has been operated / managed since inception by the Managing Director Mr. Ian Hodgson. Paint & Allied have two divisions—a Paint Retail / Wholesale Outlet, and Paint Contracting Division. The two divisions compliment each other.
The retail outlet supplies the contract division with raw materials. The technical knowledge of the contract division allows the retail outlet to provide the best and most up-to-date information to our customers. Our considerable in-house experience equips us to advise our customers on the most suitable preparations and applications for all our products.
Our staff compliment is made up of extremely competent and knowledgeable individuals who have specialised in the industry and are highly skilled City & Guilds tradesmen. Technical consultants, Supervisors and Foremen have all been with the company for between 12-20 years. This loyal support from our staff has provided continuity and excellent experience working as a team. We have over 150 years of paint knowledge amongst our senior staff.
Our sales Staff in the Retail Division have also been with the company for over 7 years and have proved themselves with their selling ability, learning new techniques from our contracting team.
Our Sales Team have attended various courses offered locally by Astra Paints and Dulux Ltd. And have also attended Standox courses in Paint Tinting held by Plascon in South Africa.
We have a large In-House Tint Room, with an Internationally certified Mixing Bank, which allows us to tint paints to the absolute exact colour that our customers require, especially for the Automotive Industry, who need to match up colours for the lucrative Panel Beating business. We are the only retail outlet in Bulawayo that has the ability and expertise to offer this service.
We are Plascon distributors for the Southern Region of Zimbabwe. We are the largest Retail Outlet in Bulawayo, and have been top sellers of our main suppliers Plascon, Astra and Dulux. There is competition in the industry, but we try to distinguish ourselves by offering the best service to our customers.
We try by all means not only to provide the customer with a good product, but to back that product up with our technical knowledge and experience of using our products.