Paints: $20 Million for New Plant

The Guatemalan business group Solid, manufacturer of Paleta and Corona paint brands, will invest $20 million in a production plant in the Dominican Republic.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

With the projected investment, the business group plans to distribute its Corona brand products in 12 stores and 500 hardware stores in the Dominican Republic.

See "Hardware Stores: Business in Central America"

Ariel Koll-Nescher, executive president of the Solid group, explained that "... Dominican Republic will be the base and hub to conquer the Caribbean. We have found here a great business reception, a very good business environment."

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Prensalibre.com reviews that "... Yara Argueta, director of the Solid group, indicated that in the Dominican Republic they found a very favorable business climate with a very strong dynamism and support for this type of investment."

According to information from the business group, Solid is one of the companies dedicated to the manufacture and marketing of paints. Its Superbia plant is the largest in Mesoamerica, with an installed capacity of more than 30 million gallons.

According to reports from CentralAmericaData, between January and March 2018 and the same period in 2019 the trade of paints and varnishes between Central American countries registered a 3% increase, going from $29.5 million to $30.5 million.

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