The Korean refinish paint brand has moved to appoint a new Western Cape distributor for the Korean refinish system,. Benzol Oil and Lubricants SA (Pty) Ltd have extensive business interests in the automotive repair and service industries with a number of national hub centres of delivery.

Sedick Jacobs, technical sales at Karocle, is upbeat about the new development with Benzol Oil and Lubricants CEO John Daniels. They have just equipped the Laurens Street depot in Halfway House and will move to install a number of new stockists in Durban, Cape Town, Booysens in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Centurion, among others, in the next few months.

Henry Estened who handles the distribution of Benzol Oil for body shop needs is happy to have the Korean paint maker in their product line-up. There is a very big synergy between lubricants which all body shops purchase along with a top line refinish package that Karocle offer.

Auto Korea

Auto Korea are the national importer distributors and is a dealer for Samhwa Paints and sister company of Korean Motor Spares which is the biggest suppliers of Korean vehicle parts in Southern Africa.

Samhwa Paints has been producing world class paints and refinishing products since 1946. The company has about 900 employees that produce high-tech functional paints and continuously strives to achieve excellent products by operating state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the Si-hwa and Tancheon Industrial Complex in Korea and its production capacity of paint is 93 483 kl, resin is 27 812 tons per year.

With the many years of experience, accumulated technology and added facilities Samhwa has developed a wide range of eco-friendly products from DIY paints to architectural paints, heavy duty coatings, marine paints and special industrial coatings, plastic coatings, powder coatings, and first-class automotive paints.

The brand

Karocle is the brand name of the automotive refinishing paint produced by Samhwa Paints and distributed throughout Southern Africa by Auto Korea located in Edenvale, Gauteng, South Africa.

Karocle has been successfully exported to various overseas countries in Asia, Africa and America, providing world-class services and competitive pricing to all its customers for the past 15 years.

Karocle was officially launched in December 2014. It has been trial tested and found to be of a superior quality than some of the major approved paint suppliers worldwide. Samhwa Paints along with Auto Korea is opening up new borders in sub-Saharan African countries. The main objective is to obtain an increased market share and to build trust through quality brand products.

You can contact Karocle on +27 (0)11 805 1704 in Midrand for dealer opportunities, or Sedick on +27 (0)84 776 7771 to find out more on the Karocle brand.