International Paints Company Brings Operational Efficiency Through Process and Systems Uniformity
About the Client
Asian Paints is India’s largest paint company and ranks among the top ten decorative coatings companies in the world. It operates in 22 countries and has 29 paint manufacturing facilities in the world, serving consumers in over 65 countries.
The Company has an enviable reputation in the corporate world for professionalism, fast-track growth, and building shareholder equity. It operates in five worldwide regions, including South Asia, Southeast Asia, South Pacific, Middle East, and the Caribbean.
The Company markets five corporate brands, namely Asian Paints, Berger International, SCIB Paints, Apco Coatings, and Taubman's. It operates through its subsidiary Berger Internati onal in 10 markets; in Egypt through SCIB Chemical SAE; in the South Pacific as Apco Coatings; and in Fiji and Samoa as Taubmans.
The various Asian Paints subsidiaries across the world used different systems. This led to different business processes and monitoring challenges. To ensure that its international business kept pace with the parent company, it was important that the subsidiary had uniformity of processes – enforced through an enterprise system.
The subsidiaries were at different stages of growth and maturity, largely midsized. They possessed a variety of existing systems, leading to high IT administrative costs and duplication of efforts in reporting.
The company’s executives saw a critical need to standardize operations in the international markets and find a business solution that could cater to such mid-sized entities. Since the solution was to be deployed across several countries, the total cost of ownership and support were key considerations.