30 years of excellence on various segments of the market

Who we are

Polytol Paints Ltd is an established manufacturer and distributor of Architectural and Decorative Paints/ Interior Deco Finishes, Automotive Refinishes, Wood Coatings, Enamels, and as well as Adhesives in Mauritius.


Since its operations in 1987 the company has expanded from a relatively small Polyester (car repair putty) manufacturer into a major player in the paints and wood coatings market. Today, Polytol is a fast growing SME with over 90 employees and an effective daily production capacity of 8000 litres of products across a large range of utilization.

Polytol Paints Ltd operates as an agile multi-brand supplier of quality products to key players in the construction, interior design and automotive industry counting among its clients leading architect firms, interior deco practices, contractors, wood specialists, and automotive experts.

With a well trained workforce, a dynamic marketing team and a market-oriented product development strategy, Polytol has been built on a bed-rock of reliable service to customers across all segments.

Consistent quality, integrity in conducting business and value added products and services are key landmarks of Polytol success. All our products are manufactured under stringent quality control and tested regularly to keep up with international standards. The sourcing of top quality raw materials is another key ingredient of our success.

Our brands are well accepted by all customer segments, thanks to our commitment to deliver quality at the right price and also with our constant marketing effort. We have made branding a major element of our strategy.

Our quest to provide with the best products and reliable service is determinant to our success in the market. We also work in close collaboration with professionals from each segment to develop specific products that suit their demands and match their specifications.


Tariq SOHAWON (Managing Director)

Tariq Sohawon holds an MBA in Marketing from Dundee University in Scotland. After working few years in a textile group as marketing executive, he joined Polytol as marketing manager in 1998. He has contributed considerably in the organizational development and re-engineering of the company. He is responsible for sales and marketing management and strategic business development of the company.

Tariq is also member of the Mauritius Employers Federation and Mauritius Institute of Directors. He is a certified leadership coach, a motivational speaker and also involved in the area of coaching and personal development.


A. Samad Sohawon holds a degree in chemical engineering from l’Université de Lille, France, with specialization in paints technology. He is responsible for the overall technical, production, operations and R & D direction of the company. He is also at the heart of all products development of the company since its creation in 1987. A. Samad’s broad vision and great technical expertise has contributed a lot to the success of Polytol in our highly competitive market.


Start Company

September 1987

A.Samaad Sohawon
The CEO, joined the company and started developing products in the automotive and wood sector.


Tariq Sohawon
The Managing Director, joined the management team to focus on the strategic and business development of the family business


Strategic partnership with Kapci Coatings Egypt was established to represent the brand in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean.


Introduction of Polycolor, our range of decorative paints with fully computerized colour tinting system, Polymatch.


Celebration of 25 years of Excellence of Polytol in the local market


10 years of progressive and successful implementation of Polycolor and Polydeco in the Mauritian market


30th Anniversary of Polytol Paints in October

Launching of Pliogrip Structural Adhesives for car bumper and plastic repair in September
Launching of Brayt for Complete Car Polish System in September


Launching of Owatrol range of renovation and protection products for wood and metal

Official Launch of Grab A Painter on 13 November 2018 at Gold Crest Hotel



Our brands are both local and global leading paint brands, offering an extensive range of high quality products, tools and services. They are designed to help our consumers and customers find the right product and color, with solutions for all kinds of surfaces.

We offer a comprehensive range of coatings from primers to paints with various sheen effect and textured finishes for long lasting sealing, protective and decorative concrete needs.

Kapci automotive refinishes products include surface treatment chemicals, protective base-coats, sparkling top-coats and 2k scratch resistant
clear coats.

A range of textures and decorating effects including Paillettes, La Chaux Férrée, Dune, Metal Effect, Reflet Sablé Metal, Enduit Rustique, Versailles Décor and Reflet Sablé Glitter.

Our wood coatings range consist of a variety of products including sealers, varnishes, wood stains and lazures to suit the distinctive requirements of our clients in the furniture industry.

A range of waterproofing products of distinction and durability with a wide range of diverse waterproofing solutions that are suitable for above, below and at ground level application

Owatrol provides leading solutions for Professional Wood Care, Rust Prevention and unique paint additives. Our products are of the highest quality - are known as "The Professional's Choice".

More Than Polishing Brayt is a solution to every type of polishing and protecting needs. It will help you clean, shine and protect your vehicle with products that are fast and easy to use

Pliogrip™ structural adhesives have been used for composite bonding in automotive for more than 40 years. Formulated to bond composites, plastics, metals and glass.