Nippon Paint (Europe) Limited

Nippon Paint (Europe) Limited is 100% owned subsidiary of Nippon Paint Holdings.

Our principle activities are to support and lead our European subsidiaries, as well as collaboration with our global family to promote strong positioning in the European Market.

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Our Chief Executive Officer, Mr Hiroshi Hanaoka, is dedicated to expanding our corporate network to provide quality products and services to this market, and to bring colour and joy to the everyday lives of the society.

To achieve this, we celebrate and encourage diversity and team work amongst all our subsidiaries no matter how large or small.

We continually strive to move forward in our business, whether it is with regards to the environment, compliance, health & safety or employee welfare.

Mission Statement

To be the leading brand bringing colours and joy to everyday life through innovative coating solutions.


Our Vision

To be the industry leader driven by passionate people using our strong business foundations to create value and to inspire all stakeholders.


Our Values

Mutual Prosperity

Pioneering Spirits




1989 - Nippon Paint (Europe) Limited (NPE) was established as a small trading company as a subsidiary of Nippon Paint. This was part of the strategy to expand to a European market.

1995 - NP Automotive Coatings (Europe) Limited (NPAE) was established. An automotive manufacturing plant, this was the first subsidiary for NPE.

2016 - Bollig & Kemper Germany (B&K) became a 100% subsidiary

2017 - NPE established a subsidiary in the Czech Republic (NPCZ). The plant will manufacture and sell automotive coatings. Operations are due to commence January 2019