By Michael Eboh
DN Meyer Nigeria Plc has entered into a strategic partnership with a foreign firm, Ennis Paints Incorporated and its subsidiary, Prismo Road Markings Limited to make available to the Nigerian paint and construction industry, quality road marking paints and various products designed to promote safety on the roads.
Speaking during the signing of the technical partnership between DN Meyer and the foreign firms, Mr. Bola Olayinka , Managing Director, DN Meyer, disclosed that the partnership will present Nigeria with the opportunity to tap from the experiences of experts in road marking and other furniture, to promote safer motoring on the vast highways in the country.
He noted that the agreement will allow it to distribute Prismo paints and other road furniture in the country in the short to medium term, while it hopes to commence production of the paints and furniture in the country in the not too distant future.
He said, â€œOur technical partner is the biggest producer of road marking paints in the world, and we hope to tap their experience in making available, cutting edge technology in road furniture to the Nigerian market. It will also make it possible for us to provide world class road furniture, providing the needed guidance and expertise in the distribution and usage of the products. It is a known fact that the products will help promote safety on roads, reducing significantly, the high rate of road accidents in the country.â€
Also speaking, a representative of the foreign partners in Nigeria, Mr. John Lynch, disclosed that its products, which include; road marking materials, epoxies, bitumens, paints among others,Â have helped reduced accidents, considerably, in countries where they are being used.
Furthermore, he stated that the products can help drivers and road users perform better, by telling them where on the road they should be, what they should be doing there, or when to stop or give way.
â€œOur products are cost effective, if used for marking roads, they produce clean and bright lines, they have covering power, they are durable and are of very high qualityâ€, he noted.