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Solai Paints Limited is a Kenyan Paints manufacturing Company. Solai paints is one of the Leading manufacturers High Quality products in Kenya serving both Local and international Markets. Smart Colours is our leading paints brand trusted by Experts in Kenya and Internationally.

Solai Paints pursues opportunities on both Local and International markets bringing in a wealth of experience of many years in Quality Paints manufacturing.

The company has an enviable reputation in the corporate world for professionalism & fast track growth by pursuing business through innovation and advanced technology to produce our High Quality Products.

We believe in treating our customers with respect & faith and growing through Creativity, invention and innovation.

Solai Paints produces a wide range of High Quality Products for Decorative and Industrial use.  In decorative paints the company operates in four segments namely Interior Wall, Exterior wall finishes, Enamels and Wood Finishes. We have also introduced innovative Concepts in the Kenyan Paints Industry like:-

  • Smart Colors- Our Leading Paint Brand in Kenya.
  • Colour Next- Prediction of Color Trends through in-depth Research
  • Home Solutions- Painting solution services for our clients on professional tips for the perfect paint touch.

The company’s paints are used in industries for coatings and road markings.

Solai Paints Limited was incorporated as a Limited Liability company on 18th June 2004 and has since been a market in the Paints Manufacturing industry. The Memorandum and articles of association of the company are to manufacture, distribute and sale of high quality decorative and protective paints, automotive paints, wood glues, contact cements

The company has the capacity to satisfy customer requirements on short notice regardless of the quantities demanded.

About us:

Solai Paints Limited is a privately owned Kenyan Paint Manufacturing Company. It was founded as a family business in 2004 by Mr. Joseph Mathenge Kabiru who is the Chairman/C.E.O of the company. The co-directors of the company are Mrs. Charity W. Mathenge, Monica Wairimu, Everline Mweru and Ednah Wangui.

Their experience and dedication to the Company has provided a positive force on multiple levels for growth.

The company is run on modern business principles by a qualified, experienced and a committed management team. We integrate honesty, integrity and business ethics into all aspects of our business functioning.

Our business model is based on creativity; invention and innovation that enables us produce our High Quality Products.

Solai Paints is passionate about adding colour and value to our customers. A splash of paint can transform any living space and it is for this reason that we strive to bring to our clients our comprehensive range of high quality products.

The company is managed by a team of highly experienced professionals to execute on any level of service required by our clients. We select and manage our team to satisfy our ultimate goal to treat each project as if it was our own.

We pride ourselves on our legacy & service provided by ensuring customer satisfaction through quality service, operational management and good relationships with our employees, partners and clients.

The company is also involved in charitable and environment projects in the community as part of our C.S.R (corporate social responsibility) such as; –

  • Equipping schools with free library books to help create a brighter generation.
  • Assisting in various church projects around the country.

We will continue to develop and leave behind a reputation nothing short of first class.


  • To forever produce High Quality Products that exceeds the expectations of our esteemed customers. Enabling the company to be a Market Leader in the African and Worldwide markets.


  • To build long term relationships with our customers and clients
  • Produce High Quality products by pursuing business through innovation and advanced technology.

To achieve our mission, we will have to succeed at the following:

  • Provide unique, practical and professional services to our clients on a timely basis and using state of the art techniques. Our first responsibility is to our customers by providing them with high quality products.
  • Treat our partners, employees and customers with fairness and considerations.
  • Bring values to our business operations and client community.
  • Maintain a strong financial environment to allow us establish ourselves as a multi-faced service provider in the regional market we serve.

Core Values:

  • We believe in treating our customers with respect and faith.
  • We grow through creativity, invention and innovation.
  • We Integrate honesty, integrity and business ethics into all aspects of our business operations.

Goals & Objectives

  • Acquire proper number of prospect clients for manageable growth.
  • Leverage the customer as a reference for the next potential customer.
  • Maintaining and growing our client base to sustain growth.
  • Build a good reputation in the paints manufacturing field and become a Market Leader in the industry.

Strategic goals

  • To expand our markets in Africa and beyond
  • Attract and retain highly qualified, dependable employees.

Success factors

  • Producing High Quality products that meet international standards.
  • Eco-friendly products made from environmentally friendly raw materials.
  • Customer satisfaction.

Brand of The Year 2022 (BOYA AWARD)

For over 25 years, we’ve focused on creating trend-setting Paints that make people stop and stare.  Details matter, and we rush nothing. Quality, not quantity, is what guides us.


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