Duro Paint Manufacturing Company – initial notes
Duro Paint Company was established in 1937.
1948 Orient Paint merges with the Duro Paint Manufacturing Co. in Hong Kong.(1)
During the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong Duro Paint remained in operation. (As did China Paint and The National Lacquer and Paint Products Co Ltd.)
After the WWII, China Paint, NLPP, Duro Paint and Island Paint quickly resumed productions. In 1946, Kin Kwok Lacquer Manufacturing Company Limited became the fifth paint manufacturer. Duro Paint and Oriental Paint from Shanghai were merged. The new Duro Paint was managed under the British company Swire Group. Since the war until 1950s, other paint companies were established, including Hong Kong Paint Products Limited, Chi Lee Paint Factory, Majestic Paint Manufacturing Company Limited and Wan Guo Paint Factory. At that time, except Duro Paint which was under a British company, all paint manufacturers were Chinese owned. (2)
This article was first posted on 17th May 2017.
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