Berger Newsletter: July to December 2014


19th Berger Young Painters Art Competition:
The 19th Berger Young Painters' Art Competition Award Giving Ceremony and Exhibition Inauguration were held on December 13, 2014 at Gallery Chitrak, Dhanmondi, amidst great enthusiasm. At the beginning of the ceremony, a minute of silence was observed to pay respect to the departed soul of renowned artist Qayyum Chowdhury.
Out of the 418 competing paintings, the deserving winners are: 1st winner-Farhana Yesmin, 2nd winner-Palash Baran Biswas, 3rd Winner-Rumana Rahman, 4th winner-Moazzem Hossain, 5th winner Iskander Mirza and 6th winner Bitap Shavan Bachhar.
Rupali Chowdhury, Managing Director of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited graced the event and presented crests to the winners. Certificates and prize money were handed over by prominent artist, Syed Jahangir. The most esteemed award ? Berger Life Time Achievement Award was also rewarded at the same event to eminent artist, Mr Hashem Khan.
After the award giving ceremony, the 5 day-long exhibition was inaugurated by Ms. Rupali Chowdhury, Managing Director, BPBL. Top paintings of BYPAC, including the winning paintings of 2013 and 2014 are being displayed at the exhibition.

Berger achieves Best Brand Award:
Berger Paints has been awarded the "Best Paint Brand" in Paints category for the 4th time consecutively in the 6th Best Brand Award. The award program, organized by Bangladesh Brand Forum (BBF) in collaboration with Millward Brown, has recognized the best brands across 29 categories through a nation-wide survey based on MDS framework, which stands for - Meaningful, Different and Salient. All stakeholders of Berger Paints share the honor of this achievement.

New Products:
Berger Protecton Floorcrete:
Berger Protecton Floorcrete is a high performance chemically cured solvent free self leveling PU Floor Coating that provides excellent resistance against chemicals, corrosion, moisture and stain. The product is applicable surfaces where easily cleanable, chemical resistant, hardwearing floor finish is required, such as floors of food and beverage plants, chemical and electrical plants power plants traffic aisles is factories or warehouses, hospitals, laboratories, corridors, public housing and buildings.

Home Decor Opening at Cox's Bazar:
Berger Paints has recently opened a Home D?cor Center at Corenthian House, Kolatoli Road, Cox?s Bazar to facilitate its services to valued customers. Rupali Chowdhury, Managing Director Berger Paints inaugurated the Depot Office. Mohsin Habib Chowdhury, General Manager - Sales & Marketing, Syed Salahuddin Abu Naser, GSM-T, Md. Azizul Hoque, GSM - PP & HD, Nazrul Islam, RSM-Chittagong, Fatema Baqui, D?cor Manager, and other officials of BPBL were present on the occasion.
illusions in dealer outlets:
With increasing demand for illusions, Berger has recently launched illusions through its dealer network. Berger illusions offers a wide range of design paints for walls which are applied using special paint materials and tools and specially trained painter. Presently, illusions has 7 categories of collections with more than 80 designs. On August 24, 2014, Berger officially introduced illusions among dealer network through a program arranged in Spectra Convention Centre, Gulshan. Initially it has been introduced in Dhaka and gradually it will be introduced in other cities also. At the same time, customers will continue to avail illusions from Home Decor Offices.

Berger sponsors International Conference of ARCASIA:
BPBL was the premium sponsor at International Seminar arranged by ARCASIA (Architects Regional Council of ASIA). At the event, Mohsin Habib Chowdhury, General Manager Sales and Marketing, BPBL, gave a presentation on the diversified offerings of Berger, highlighting its technical collaboration with globally reputed company to bring new paint technology. Lead free campaign & Green series were specially emphasized in the presentation. A stall was installed with Breathe Easy branding, where information were provided and queries from architects were answered.

Dealer Foreign Tours:
USA Tour:
BPBL has arranged a trip to United States of America for its valued dealers in recognition of their outstanding business performance. A total of 21 dealers participated in the tour during November 1-11, 2014. The dealers attended the exciting city tours in New-York City and Washington DC, covering prominent places like the Statue of Liberty, the White House, the Washington Monument, the Capitol and enjoyed the wonders of nature at the Luray Caverns and Niagara Falls.

Philippines-Malaysia Tour:
A trip was arranged for esteemed dealers to Manila, Phillippines and Kualalumpur, Malaysia during August 3-9, 2014. A total of 23 dealers participated in the trip. The dealers enjoyed Bay cruise, sight-seeing in Tagaytay, city tour and visit to Ocean Park in Manila. The dealers attended city tours across KL and Putra Jaya.
Another trip was arranged to Malaysia for dealers and their family members in December 7-12, 2014, which was attended by 37 participants. The exciting tour included trips to Genting highlands, Sunway Lagoon, city tour in KL and Putrajaya.

Sri Lanka tour:
Around 23 dealers have visited Sri-Lanka during December 16-21, 2014. The dealers visited the cities of Kandi and Colombo, went to Elephant Orphanage, Adams Peak and enjoyed the natural attractions.

Thailand Tour:
A tour was arranged for 31 respected dealers to Thailand in August 11-15, 2014 to acknowledge business performance. Under the tour, the dealers enjoyed Coral Island, Alkaja Show, river cruise with dinner.

Participation in Fairs:

REHAB Fair Chittagong:
Berger Paints participated in REHAB Fair held at Sports Complex in Chittagong during June 18-21, 2014. An attractive stall was set -up along with branding of various Berger products. Berger Breathe Easy, Mr. Expert construction chemicals, illusions & Innova Wood Coatings were specially highlighted at the fair.

Berger participates in BD Red Fair - Chittagong:
BPBL participated in BD RED Fair in Chittagong Engineers Institute from 13 to15 November, 2014. A stall was decorated with brands of BPBL. Special focus was given on illusions, Breathe Easy and Mr. Expert Construction Chemicals.

Berger Participates in Con Expo:
Berger Paints participated in Con Expo fair that was held in BICC from November 13 to 15, 2014. Various local and foreign Construction Materials suppliers participated in the fair. Berger has highlighted its Mr. Expert Construction Chemicals product range in the fair.

US Trade Show:
BPBL participated in the US trade show, held at Hotel Sonargaon during November 17 -19, 2014. BPBL highlighted the vehicle refinish brands of PPG in the fair.

Chittagong Furniture Fair:
BPBL participated in the Furniture Fair December 4-8,?14, in GEC convention Center, Chittagong, organized by Chittagong Furniture Association.

Berger Paints National Chess A Championship:
For the second time, Berger has been the title sponsor of National Chess A Championship. The 40th Berger Paints National A Chess Championship 2014, organized by Bangladesh Chess Federation sponsored by Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited was held at the Media Centre of Bangladesh Olympic Association in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Total 14 players including four Grand Masters, one International Masters, Four Fide Masters participated in the event. GM Ziaur Rahman of Dhaka Mohammedan became unbeaten champion in the 40th Berger Paints National A Chess Championship-2014. First GM of Indian sub-continent Niaz Murshed of Dhaka Mohammedan became runner-up. Mohsin Habib Chowdhury, General Manager Sales and Marketing. Berger Paints was the chief guest at the award giving ceremony of the championship, he handed over the awards to the winners.

Green Project:

Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited has implemented ISO 14001 Environmental
Management System and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System EHS at its Corporate Office, Dhaka Factory and Chittagong Factory with the help from Verde Ventures Pvt. Ltd.,India. A team, called Green Team comprising of representatives from manufacturing, R&D, QA, BPRC, HRA, SC, and CORA have implemented the globally respected systems. Mr. Nazimuddin Helali, General Manager ? Manufacturing inaugurated the Green Systems at Chittagong Factory on 28 December 2014, where Mr. Sabbir Ahmed, General Manager ?BPRC and Green Project Manager was present. Ms.Rupali Chowdhury, Managing Director inaugurated the systems at Corporate Office on 30 December 2014 in the presence of all employees. The systems will be rolled out at all the BPBL offices gradually by the Green Team members.

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