CULTURAL POTPOURRI| Boysen Paints Inaugurates Its New Office

SAMMY Ang, the head honcho of Boysen Paints Davao, led the inauguration of the newly renovated Boysen Paints Office located at 59 Damaso Suazo Street, Poblacion District, Davao City, last October 5, 2017. “Kahit umuulan, tuloy ang ligaya. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is coming to help in the celebration of the No. 1 Paint in the Philippines. This newly renovated office, thanks to Architect Connie Sanchez-Dy and Interior Designer Adeline Infante-Malbog, took two years to accomplish. It naturally earned for me the ire of my Boysen bosses in Manila,” revealed Sammy Ang to his hundreds of guests composed of Davao’s architects led by Architect Manuel Chiew, engineers, contractors, among others in the construction industry. Sammy’s special guests from Manila included Justin Ongsue (VP for Sales & Operations), Ruben Cueto (VP for Marketing) and Jerry See (Regional Sales Manager for the LuzViMin regions).

BOYSEN bright colors for Boysen Davao’s office inauguration

BOYSEN bright colors for Boysen Davao’s office inauguration

In her welcome message, Mayor Sara congratulated Boysen Paints and thanked the company for its trust and commitment by opening its Mindanao head office in Davao City. She mentioned that the country’s number one paint has provided Davaoeños the much needed jobs; while making the City’s architectural landscape truly bright and colorful. It was Msgr. Julius Rodulfa, the President of the Holy Cross College of Davao City, who blessed the Boysen Office. Davao’s No. 1 event planner, Annie Paz Lim, took charge of decorating the place while Baby Maceda-Montemayor’s Villa Margarita Hotel Catering Service along with Aling Ayang’s provided the delightful nourishment for the guests.

Walter Neal Boysen founded Boysen Paints in Oakland, California, USA, in 1926. Working for six years as a salesman for the PPG Paint Company, Walter gained experience and began manufacturing paints under his own label. His business steadily grew and expanded through the use of heavy advertising campaigns; and creating a network of dealer accounts.

BABY Maceda-Montemayor and her crew at the VIP room

BABY Maceda-Montemayor and her crew at the VIP room

It was in 1953 when brothers Jimmy Ongking and Vicente Ongsue together with Ung Han Leong established the Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Inc. (PPBPI) as a re-packer of paints and lacquer thinners under the trade name Columbus. In 1958, the company expanded its operation and started paint production with the introduction of Nation House Paint, an economy grade paint. Two years later, PPBPI acquired the license to manufacture Boysen Paints in the Philippines from the Walter Neal Boysen Company of Oakland, California, USA. This made it possible for new technology access resulting in a line of premium grade Boysen decorative coating for architectural and some industrial application. Pacific Paint’s Boysen captured the premium quality paint market in the Philippines in the mid 1970’s; outselling all the leading US brand paints that also operated production facilities in the country.

In the year 2000, Pacific Paint’s Boysen built a fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing facility outside of Metro Manila that is the biggest and most modern production facility in the country to this day. In 2001, Pacific Paint’s Boysen ranked no. 58 in the world’s top paint makers. By 2010, Boysen Paints became the 51st largest paint company in the world. It has a steady growth of export to China, Guam and Saipan.

BOYSEN bright colors for Boysen Davao’s office inauguration

BOYSEN bright colors for Boysen Davao’s office inauguration

“Yes, through its 64 years of existence in the Philippines, Boysen Paints has retained its No. 1 position as the leading paint manufacturer, supplier of home and industrial paints, and other paint products in the country. Boysen Paints is the recipient of Reader’s Digest’s Most Trusted Brand for seven straight years since 2006,” said the papa Boysen of Davao, Sammy Ang, with pride.

Congratulations, Boysen Paints-Davao and papa Sammy Ang. More power to you.

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