Berger paints was incepted during 1760 in United Kingdom (UK) by a young German chemist, Lewis Berger. He perfected a new process for making the color Prussian Blue. At a time when most military uniforms shared the same color, the pigment achieved great significance and aided in the great growth of the Berger brand. It didn’t take long for the company to move from the production of dyes and pigments to the production of paints and coatings. With a strong reputation for innovation and entrepreneurship, Berger grew rapidly.
Today, Berger Paints is considered as a global force to be reckoned with, as it has strong presence spanning right from Europe to Far East Asia, Caribbean islands, South Pacific, Middle East, South Asia to East Africa. The Berger Group has currently 49 manufacturing plants in 32 countries around the world and marketing representatives in every continent of the globe which service customers in over 60 countries.
Berger Paints East Africa
The company Berger Paints International Ltd. (BPIL) was first established in Tanzania in 1951 and is the oldest paint company in the country today. With manufacturing bases in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Currently the company is fully owned and operated by the Bharwani Group, a well established business group whose activities in East Africa cover Printing, Banking, Information Technology, Computers and Real Estate.
Berger Paints is committed to continuously providing quality and service to the East African region with British Standard certification. Today, BPIL is the oldest consumer driven company in Tanzania which started its operations in 1951. BPIL’s products are popular under the renowned brand name,“ROBBIALAC”. All success can be attributed to our loyal customers, who strive for quality and insist on purchasing Berger’s – Robbialac brand – “The Better Paint”. The long years of existence in the Paint Industry are due to our continuous consistency, quality and reliability of our products.
Corporate Social Responsibility
At Berger we strongly believe in giving back to the community for the support that we receive across various platforms. With creative initiatives to develop concepts that touch the lives of the communities around us. With corporate social responsibility initiatives that include, the development of BERGER fruit kiosk stands to improve the livelihoods of vegetable/fruit vendors, orphanage support programs, sports sponsorships and community hospital paint rehabilitation projects.
Research and Development
At Berger Paints Research and Development (R&D) plays an important role in developing new products and ensuring continuous development of our growing product range. The company has an in-house R&D department and laboratory facilities at its manufacturing bases throughout East Africa.