BMW April 2022

Korean refinish paint makers Samhwa Paints are moving ahead in the South African market with their Karocle mixing system offering new outlets nationwide. The brand carries multiple international approvals from many car makers like Hyundai, Kia, Ssangyong among others.

The company have been producing a variety of paints for over 70 years and have grown to become globally received for both quality and technologically advanced refinish systems.

Company spokesman, Sedick Jacobs, is upbeat about the local sales advances. The newly formed relationship with the SARSA body of repair centres across the country means that the brand now has access to over 500 collision repair centres. Feedback is that they are very pleased with both the tinting machine colour retrieval speed and accurate colour being delivered from the formula base.

There are new products from Karocle that have been introduced into the range, like the easy to apply Star Clear SC2130 that delivers an excellent wet look gloss. It also delivers superior buffability, coupled to their range of high fill MS primers. “We are saving big on process times in our convential body shops,” says Jacobs.

About Auto Korea

Auto Korea are the national distributors and is a dealer for Samhwa Paints and sister company of Korean Motor Spares which is the biggest supplier 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 plants equipped with the latest laboratory and manufacturing facilities in the Si-hwa and Tan-cheon 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.

About Karocle

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 wordwide. Samhwa Paints along with Auto Korea is opening up new borders in the sub-Saharan African countries. The main objective is to obtain an increased market share and to build trust through product quality brand of  products.

You can contact Sedick on +27 (0)84 776 7771 to find out more on the Karocle brand.