Salute Trading’s original coating for Africa

Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) CEO, Taara Shanika and Owner of Salute Trading, Kriata Kamanya at the launch. (Photograph by Amerie Bennett).

Namibian household and industrial cleaning material manufacturing company Salute Trading this week announced a latest addition to their product range, ‘Salute One coat’ and ‘Ayoba Paint’.

The paints are said to be top quality acrylic paints with an attractive, finely textured finish that is both durable and suitable for interior and exterior use. “The Salute One Coat paint needs no primer and can therefore be applied straight on a raw wall, which not only saves you time but also cuts costs, while the Salute Ayoba paint can be applied anywhere from concrete to ceilings and also takes less time to apply,” said Salute Marketing representative, Japhet Sem.
Salute has employed experts in the area in of testing and developing new application systems and products. “For the home owner, designer or architect who desires to add value to his or her residence or commercial building, whether for interior or exterior applications the Salute marketing team not only stands ready to assist with innovation and diversity, but also ensures that the same high level of service is offered at all levels, from the individual customer to project managers of large construction sites,” added Sem.
Salute Trading has been in existence for the past five years, specializing in the manufacturing of household and industrial cleaning products such a washing powder, deo pellets, deo block, scouring powder, window cleaner, fabric softener , disinfectant, hand soap and grill cleaner.
Speaking at the launch Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Chief Executive Officer, Taara Shanika lauded the achievements of the manufacturing company and urged the public to support the products launched.
“We must really encourage local production of goods because that is where jobs come from. We as the NCCI are very proud to be associated with this company and very much hope that their products will be well received by the Namibian public who I urge once again to support home grown companies,” he said.
The paint is manufactured in South Africa and is then sold at Salute Trading offices in Rundu, Ongwediva and in the Northern Industrial area of Windhoek. Sem said the company is looking to expand its operations and open a factory in Namibia so that they can manufacture the paints in the country and therefore employ more Namibians.
Both varieties of paint are packaged in a 5 and 20 litre plastic buckets which can cover a surface area of
4 to 7 square metres.
Salute One Coat paint PVA is alkali resistant and designed as a one coat application for existing or newly plastered surfaces, cement bricks, and building blocks. According to the firm, the paint has good adhesion and outstanding hiding power.


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