Founded in 1962, NIPSEA Group comprises of two main shareholders – Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd (“NPHD”) and Wuthelam Holdings. In 1965, NIPSEA Group took a major step forward and initiated the company’s first paint manufacturing plant in Singapore. In 2012, it officially marked the Golden Jubilee year for NISPEA Group, as well as its 20 years in China.

Collectively, NPHD and NIPSEA Group form Asia’s largest paints and coatings group with 65 manufacturing facilities (excluding Japan) and operations spanning 15 countries and regions. Presently, the Group produces close to 1 billion liters of paints and coating annually – positioning NIPSEA Group as the preferred paint and coatings supplier of choice in Asia. This reputation is underpinned by the strong workforce of over 16,000* staff strength, efficiently serving all aspects of the business from technology research, product development, manufacturing to sales and distribution.

Over the last 53 years, the NIPSEA Group has grown Nippon Paint to a leading brand in the Asian market and continues to delight customers with its bold and innovative products.

NIPSEA Group is guided by its core culture values of LEAN FOR GROWTH (“LFG”). The Group drives value for both its customers and themselves; minimising wastage, delivering sustainable solutions and striving towards higher optimisation of resources and best practices in whatever they do. Believing that real growth comes from doing the right thing, NIPSEA Group strives to inculcate a value-driven cost consciousness to all levels of their staff. 

They are highly customer oriented and will continue to deliver high performance coatings technology, which are not only aesthetically pleasing, innovative, highly functional but also environmental friendly and energy saving.

Nippon Paint is highly conscious of the need to bring quality products to the household and the industry. The company constantly seeks to value add through technology and customer responsiveness, so as to create new markets and environment awareness.

The organisation is integrated with a strong country-centric sense of response to market changes, consumers’ needs, localisation of products, and engaging local teams to operate and manage the businesses whenever possible.

Nippon Paint has put in place strong management teams with playbooks that they can replicate elsewhere in other Asian countries. The organisation is mindful that an organisation is only as good as its talent, so finding and keeping the best is vital for their success.


Awards and Accolades

Nipsea Group was listed as Singapore’s most prestigious top 50 companies for the SG50 Tribute Edition by DP Information Group

Nippon Paint China received Silver Stevie Award for CSR Annual Report and Bronze Stevie Award for “Color, Way of Love” program

The ‘Society Care’ project by Nippon Paint China received an honourable mention in the Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category of the Ragan Awards

Nippon Paint China, won three major awards at the fourth China Charity Festival for:

Best Annual Philanthropic Group

Best Annual Philanthropic Personality (Eric Chung, President of Nippon Paint China)

Best Philanthropic Project

Nippon Paint Hong Kong becomes first paint manufacturer to receive prestigious HKMVC (Hong Kong Most Valuable Company) award

Nippon Paint Lanka has won the GOLD Award at Sri Lanka’s National Best Quality ICT Awards

Nippon Paint Lanka has received the Singapore Green Label Scheme for Medifresh 3 in 1 and Weatherbond Algae Guard

Nippon Paint India (Chennai) achieved Three Star excellence award in Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) 2013 by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Southern Region

Nippon Paint Lanka won “The TV commercial of the Year” Award by SLIM Nielsen 

Peoples Awards

Nippon Paint conferred Best Company for Leadership for Paint Technology in ASIA by IAIR®

Nippon Paint Vietnam achieved “Vietnam – 100 Best Places to Work” and No.1 in Manufacturing/Chemical Category in Vietnam by Anphabe and Nielsen

Nippon Paint China was a Finalist in The PR Media Relations Awards and garnered an Honourable Mention in the Best PR Innovation segment

Top brand in C-BPI polls ‘Top scores in brand awareness and loyalty in the household goods category and Top brand in the interior paint and wood coatings categories’


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