Harris Group buys Antiguan paint business.

Harris Paints Group, the parent company of Jamaican B-H Paints, recently purchased the assets of Lee Wind Paints in Antigua.
The Harris group of companies was established in Barbados in 1972 and is one of the Caribbean’s manufacturers of architectural finishes, building products and industrial coatings.
The group expanded with the acquisition of Brandram-Henderson (B-H Paints) in 2006, a Jamaican paint manufacturer that was founded in 1961.
Harris employs over 200 people across the region, and manufactures paint in Barbados, Dominica, St. Lucia, Guyana and Jamaica. The group distributes paints and related products to over 15 countries in the Caribbean.
Ian Kenyon, CEO-Harris Paints Group, said that the company looked forward to establishing a new manufacturing facility, increasing their investment in the country and that it would provide important strategic access to new export markets such as the BVI, US Virgin Islands, as well as Turks and Caicos.
Over the past six years the Harris Group has seen consistent profitable topline growth across its operations. Kenyon said that these results were achieved despite some very challenging conditions. “The Caribbean has experienced difficult economic times in many of the markets and this has been compounded by the recent severe weather systems across the region, yet our teams in each of the 15 countries we currently sell to, have responded magnificently and have been very successful in achieving profitable market growth and increasing shareholder value. He added, “we are very optimistic about our future as we have built very strong springboards for growth with our investments in infrastructure and have a very exciting portfolio of new product and service innovations ready and primed to launch over the next few years”
This year, the Harris Group also invested and successfully implemented a new state-of-the art enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that integrates all manufacturing plants and functions across the Caribbean, including at the B-H facility in Kingston, providing improved business efficiency and a comprehensive digital platform that will strengthen their marketing capability.