Africote originated in 1990 as Plastertech (PTY) LTD and was then responsible for the supply of 340 000m2 of internal and external cementitious colourful wall coatings used on the African Games Village, near Alexander Township in Johannesburg. It has also supplied cementitious coatings for various RDP housing projects throughout South Africa and also supplied finishing plaster to Monte Casino and the Liberty Life Building in Eastgate Office park, amongst many other prestigious projects.
In 2001 the company had a change of ownership and the trade name Africote was born, in October 2004 it was taken over by the Union Tiles group a company passionate and creative with cement products and coatings. The Union Tile Group has placed a highly motivated and experienced management team together and has grown extensively since its take over and appointment of experienced technical staff, the living assets of any successful business, as well as the existing range of coatings and floor and wall plasters.
The company distributes its exciting range of paint and decor products through its national distributors within South Africa and in neighboring states.
The manufactured products include a comprehensive range of acrylic interior and exterior paints, cementitious wall coatings and floor screeds as well as decorative plasters. Special effect coatings such as rust and copper paints and chalk paints to achieve an aged effect are also manufactured.
Other products include:
- Designer Wall coatings – Cementitious
- Designer Floor screeds and floor stains – Cementitious
- Special Effects Paints
- Signature and Select Range
- Industrial Flooring
- Industrial Steel Coatings and Road Marking Paints
- Enamel coatings
- Wood varnishes
- Roof Paints
- Low-cost housing products
- Cleaning preparation products