Global paints & coatings demand


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Sales value of ($ billion till 2013)


In the past decade, the global paints and coatings demand grew steadily, with an average rise of 5.4% annually. Sales amount reach to 41.75 million tons, with sales value of $ 127.3 billion till 2013. Increased demand for paints and coatings is mainly due to the continued recovery of the global economy and rapid industrialization, and depends largely on the end-user industries it serves, such as steel, automobiles, furniture and construction industries. In addition, increasingly stringent system of competition, as well as a unique formulation technology and product development will continue to stimulate growth in the global market.

Iran paints and coatings demand

Iran is considered as an emerging market with a steady rise in number of local industries and coating is an essential part of almost every production. This provides almost unlimited demand for coatings.

Iran has one of the largest oil resources in the world, which contribute to fast and unlimited access to raw material. Therefore not only the price of raw material would be highly competitive, but also producers would save a lot on transportation and logistics.

Iran is located in West Asia and borders the Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf, and Gulf of Oman. It also shares border with Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan. Therefore production in this area would be highly accessible for surrounding countries and to the world.

This huge consumer market has been a heaven for producers and service providers. Different products and service with various qualities and prices have managed to obtain considerable market share.

Past to present

The company was founded by Mr. Bagher Ghandchi in 1975. The initial and the core activity of this company focused on building construction. But now our main activity is importation of different raw materials for Coatings, Ink, resin, and plastics industries. Tio2 is one of the main supplied products and Mahdis Tejarat is the main supplier in domestic market with highest share. In 1980 the nature of the company changed from construction to Importation and distribution. Today, Mahdis Tejarat has the largest market share and a very sophisticated sales network as a leading domestic supplier of raw materials for paint, coating, ink and Specialty chemicals. Our innovative products range from constructional coating, industrial coating, coil coating, Automotive coating, Traffic coating and cosmetics to plastic and master batch raw materials.

Our heritage can be traced back more than 30 years and we currently cooperate with major Iranian manufacturers and consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability and we love developing new products and Technologies that help meet the growing demands of our fast changing world. So, whether you’re a customer or a manufacturer, we’re always there when you need us.