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Hinopak Motors and ICI Paints Pakistan Set up Vehicle Painting Facility

Published on 2005-10-06. Author : SpecialChem

ICI Pakistan Paints and Kanpe Paint Plant Engineering Japan have jointly designed and developed a new Pre-treatment, Electro Deposition and Topcoat Paint Facility for Hinopak Motors Limited, S.I.T.E., Karachi, for which an inauguration ceremony was held on September 26, 2005 at Hinopak premises.

Mr. T. Nakano, Senior Executive Officer - Hino Motors Japan presents a shield to Mr. M. Zahir, Vice President ICI Pakistan Paints Business as a token of appreciation at the inaugural ceremony of the facility. Mr. S. Hongo, Director Technical-Hinopak Motors (right) and Mr. K. Maeda, Managing Director-Hinopak Motors (left) are also seen in the picture.

Mr. T. Nakano, Senior Executive Officer - Hino Motors, Japan was the Chief Guest on the occasion, which was also attended by senior managers of ICI Pakistan Paints, Hinopak dealers and representatives of local construction and fabricating companies.

ICI Paints Pakistan has partnerships with Nihon Parkerizing Japan for Pretreatment technologies and Kansai Paints Japan for Electro-deposition and Topcoat Paints. Nihon Parkerizing is the leader in surface treatment chemical and equipment technology for more than 77 years with very strong operations worldwide. Kansai Paints Japan established in 1918, rules the Japan and overseas automobile paint market with its cutting edge Electro Deposition Paints, Primers and Topcoats.

ICI Pakistan Paints working with these two technological partners have pioneered in bringing thebest solutions available in the world to local automobile assemblers like Pak Suzuki Motor Company, Indus Motor Company, Ghandhara Nissan Ltd and now Hinopak Motors Limited. Working together it has not only provided top quality coatings but has also introduced technologies, which helps in reducing production time and thus increasing local automobile production capacity.

The new painting facility for Hinopak Motors Limited was completed within the target period of five months with the technical support and equipment from Kanpe Paint Plant Engineering and indigenous manpower skills. Kanpe Paint Plant Engineering is a sister concern of Kansai Paint Japan and has a long record of designing and implementing painting line facilities in Japan.

Source: ICI Pakistan Paints

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