About Us

From our inception in 1981, Prominent Paints has grown into a leading architectural brand in the South African market. Our head office and manufacturing plant is situated in Alrode, Johannesburg, and employs more than 400 people. This modern manufacturing plant enjoys full integration and synergy with PPG's research and development infrastructure and benefits from the more than US$505 milllion that is spent annually on research and development.

The Prominent Paints brand has been built on strong partnerships with dynamic retailers and an ever-growing compliment of trade contractors and painters. Through the exceptional service delivery that stems from the internal drive and passion of our people, Prominent Paints has not only become a trusted brand in the market, it has also been acknowledged as one of the preferred architectural brands in South Africa.

National Distribution

From the national warehouse in Alrode, our products are distributed through regional warehouses and Paint Centres throughout South Africa, servicing a national network of over 300 retailers of Prominent Paints' products.

Export Business Development

Prominent Paints has developed various business partners with many leading retailer in Southern and Eastern African countries including:

  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Swaziland
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • DRC
  • Mozambique
  • Malawi
  • Namibia

Brand Portfolio

Prominent Paints has developed a strong portfolio of leading brands which includes Primalex, Neutron, Evolve and Sherwood. Prominent Paints offers a wide range of coatings, including performance coatings, speciality products, wood coatings, waterproofing and light industrial coatings, and market leading products like Neuklad, the unique product that offers superior flexibility in extreme weather conditions.

Customer Segments

Prominent Paints offers an extensive range of product solutions for various customer segments, including:

  • DIY consumers
  • The industrial, mining and engineering industry 
  • Professional painting contractors
  • Hotels and the hospitality industry 
  • Retailers
  • Corporate accounts 
  • Property managers and developers
  • The agricultural industry 
  • Architects and specifiers

Quality and Warranties

Prominent Paints offers product solutions for the trade and consumer market and has an extensive range of products all manufactured according to strict SABS ISO 9001 quality standards. Our product ranges are easy to identify and are positioned to address consumers’ specific needs.

We offer technical and specification services and can provide large project warranties for specific periods, subject to the correct specification conditions. This means clients are backed by the world’s leading coating company, which provides peace of mind for important projects.

Technical Services and Training

Prominent Paints offers a state-of-the-art training facility at its head office in Alrode, where comprehensive theoretical and practical courses are offered to retailers, painters and decorators. The continuous development of new and dynamic training modules that make use of the latest technology is part of our commitment to improve the knowledge base of the coatings industry, and it provides a competitive edge for all of our distributors and users.

Our technical and training services team offers on-site technical consultation, problem-solving support services, specifications and site evaluations, including substrate and paint film analysis, while our customer care line — 0861 PROMINENT — provides speedy, professional service to the painting professional and DIY consumer.

Care for the Enviroment

Prominent Paints is committed to manufacturing and marketing paint products that are lead-free, adhere to international best practices and recognise and promote the drive towards environmental sustainability. In other words, our products are kinder by design, kinder to the environment and kinder to your health.

Our engineers, researchers and scientists share a profound understanding of environmental issues. They work to design and manufacture products that:

  • Help customers and consumers reduce their environmental footprint;
  • Improve energy efficiency; and
  • Reduce the environmental impact of our operations.

Our philosophy of “Ecological Solutions” aims to significantly reduce the environmental and social impact of our products when compared to others. In keeping with this philosophy, Prominent Paints undertakes to develop and offer products that constantly raise and exceed the standard in this regard.


11 Dan Jacobs Road, Alrode, Alberton, 1449 
P. O. Box 136166, Alberton, 1449 
Tel: +27 (0)11 389 4600 
Fax: +27 (0)11 389 4618 


PPG'S vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings.

High Profile Projects

Prominent Paints Coatings are specifically formulated to provide long-term protection of our clients' assets.

SEA Region

At the end of 2013, PPG formally created the PPG Southern and Eastern African (SEA) Region organization.

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