Resene have over 50 company-owned ColorShops and 20 franchise outlets around the country with around 500 staff in New Zealand.
Originally the company was named Stipplecote Products Ltd and manufactured cement-based paint under the brand name Stipplecote. In 1951, Resene launched the first water-based paint in New Zealand under the brand name Resene (derived from the word resin).
Steady demand for waterbased products over the intervening years led to the need for increased factory space. In 1962, the company moved premises from Kaiwharawhara, in Wellington, to Seaview where the company remained for 30 years before moving to its expansive plant in Lower Hutt.
In the mid 70s the company changed its name to Resene Paints Ltd. As a determined competitor of the international paint giants in the New Zealand market, voracious investment appetite has given impetus to the company’s growth.
Resene products extend through a full range of paint and specialist coatings for residential and commercial buildings, marine, heavy industrial, road marking, automotive and agricultural use.
Wholly-owned subsidiaries of Resene Paints Limited are Resene Paints (Australia) Limited with operations in Sydney and the Gold Coast; Resene Paints (Fiji) Limited in Suva, Altex Coatings Limited in Tauranga and Resene Automotive and Performance Coatings Limited in Auckland.
PETTIT manufactures and markets a complete line of high performance marine coatings. But it’s more than just name recognition that backs up Pettit’s reputation: It’s results. In fact, Pettit products outperform all other major brands of antifoulant bottom paints, topside paints and varnishes time and time again. Pettit has plants in California and New Jersey, and its products are available throughout the world.
After experiencing extraordinary growth in Italy and France, the Yachting division extended its market in to more than 20 nations. In all countries, close attention is paid to customer service, and to technical support. SuperNavi Coatings, have the most specialised Technical Support team in the Super Yacht sector. SuperNavi products are available globally under the Boero and Supernavi brand names.
Altex Coatings Limted has an exclusive licence to service the Australiasian market.