JAT rebrands reflecting its meteoric rise and potential
New corporate logo ushers in the new era of company growth and regional expansion
JAT Holdings today announced its new corporate identity to reinforce its leadership position in the Sri Lankan market and support the company’s long-term growth strategy by increasing awareness, appealing to new markets, and broadening its international reach.
The rebranding represents JAT’s successful and on-going transition well beyond its paints and coatings heritage into an integrated end-to-end solutions provider that utilises design and construction to create and transform spaces in both domestic as well as corporate spheres.
As part of the rebrand, JAT has created a new, unified brand architecture that better reflects the Company’s operating segments and cross selling opportunities within and between its businesses. The vast array of services covered includes; JAT Living, which provides an extensive selection of business process management, design, engineering and construction planning solutions, JAT Furnishing which delivers innovative kitchen, home and office furnishing products and accessories, and JAT Paints, which offers wood coatings, paints, painting equipment and supplies including paint brushes, putties, and plasters, and sandpapers, ceilings and floorings.
“With 23 years of enviable industry leadership experience, the rebrand communicates our full range of capabilities in order to uniquely and credibly address the evolving needs of our customers and consumers,” said Mr. Aelian Gunawardene, Managing Director, JAT Holdings. “Our goal is to elevate the core attributes of the JAT brand and expand the extent of offerings into new markets in the living, furnishing and paints spaces. With this, our partners and customers are also able to capitalise on the scope and depth of our operations, through which we continue to envision a significant growth in demand.”
The new logo combines the “A+” mark of excellence within the word mark, symbolising the Company’s excellence in reputation and dynamism in leadership in the categories and segments it is synonymous with. The tagline, “Transforming Spaces,” communicates the brand’s capability and commitment to improve its customers’ lives through space efficiency and productivity, ergonomic practicality and visual delight. From innovative wood coatings to fire-retardant paints to the finest fit-for-purpose furniture and accessories, through final construction of the physical space, JAT makes environments more beautiful, functional and livable,” said Mr. Gunawardene.
The brand’s aggressive new marketing approach includes sharpening its strong sales and distribution capabilities in Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The Company is also increasing its office space by constructing a futuristic complex that provides convenient consumer access to its living, furnishing and paints businesses. With expectations to grow upon its already impressive product and service lines, JAT is well positioned to offer its customers in Sri Lanka and abroad exceptional and enriching experiences through an even more comprehensive offering.
JAT Holdings was founded in 1993 and has increased its portfolio during the past 12 years to include global brand leaders such as Sayerlack, Crown Paints, Permoglaze, Norton, Armstrong, Herman Miller, and Alno. In 2000, JAT transformed the wood coatings industry in Sri Lanka and South Asia by introducing water based solutions, creating an entirely new segment in the category which it continues to dominate with 75% market share. With 18% revenue growth and 38% net profit growth in 2014/15, the rebranding affirms JAT’s vision of the unprecedented opportunities ahead.
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