Business View Caribbean, November/December 2018

42 43 11305 N. W. 122nd Street, Suite 1, Medley, FL 33178 Tel: (305) 463-7000 | Fax: (305) 463-7070 We are distributors and manufacturers representatives traditionally offering raw materials and production machinery to the Paint and Coatings industry as well as Ink and Plastics manufacturers. Our portfolio has expanded to include other industries such as Personal Care, Construction Chemicals, Textile Chemicals and more. Our experienced staff will provide you with the highest level of service and personal attention while striving to provide dedicated service and quality products at competitive prices. Central Customs Agency Ltd. Custom Brokers Prescod Blvd., Harbour Rd., Bridgetown, BB11145, Barbados, W.I. TEL: 246.426.5214 • FAX: 246.436.4877 EMAIL: Central Customs Agency Ltd. is a third-generation family-run custom brokerage firm, strategically located two minutes from the Barbados Port and Customs Departments. We have enjoyed 60 years of unbroken service to an extremely broad-based clientele, accumulating a wealth of experience handling myriad shipments, ranging from raw materials to finished products, explosives to cotton wool, pins to oil-rigs. As the most diversified and experienced brokerage house in Barbados, we pride ourselves on offering our fantastic personalized service to institutions such as Berger Paints Barbados Limited, for whom we have been privileged to work with - handling import and export logistics and customs clearance requirements. Contact us today! healthier environment, consumers are becoming increasingly aware, as well.” In March 2018, the company certification was recently upgraded to ISO 14001:2015 for Quality Management System, and ISO 9001:2015 for Environmental Manage- ment Systems. Those certifications dictate not only what they do and how they do it, but the types of products they put into the market and the green technologies they use. “All that was done to provide our customers with the confi- dence that we have systems in place to ensure quality assurance, while being environmentally conscious,” adds Mahase. “It guarantees they’re getting the paint they’re paying for, and that there are certain standards maintained. Consumers are so much more informed now, in terms of paint quality, side effects, and benefits, so we need to play our part and have the right ISO certifications in place to reassure our customers.” Berger Paints is also serious about its social responsibility to the overall development and care of the children in the Caribbean. In 2014, the company sponsored the inaugural Berger Royale Primary Schools Road Tennis Tournament and the Berger Royale Environmental Award, both of which were a great success. Two dozen primary schools participated in the road tennis competi- tion, 12 entered the environmental awards com- petition, and 20 participated in the Nation-Wide Environmental Walk that was also sponsored by Berger Paints. Now there are 48 primary schools participating in the road tennis competition. Only BERGER PAINTS BARBADOS LIMITED PREFERRED VENDORS n Central Customs Agency Ltd. n Highlander Trading Corporation last year, were the secondary schools incorpo- rated into the programme, which is now called the National School Awards. Through the pro- gramme, Berger collaborates with local com- munities, corporate Barbados, PTAs, Principals’ Associations and sports associations, to plant the seeds for a sustainable and a more rounded education for young minds. Berger Paints Barbados is one forward-think- ing, conscientious, and colorful company. Looking to the future, Mahase says, “Berger Paints Bar- bados will continue to produce quality products with focus on quality and environmental stan- dards. But more than that, we want to make it convenient and easier for the consumer to make informed buying decisions.We see ourselves as becoming more of a paint solutions provider than a paint manufacturer.We want to create an experience for our customers, so when you come to Berger, regardless of if it’s simply a purchase, color consultations on your project, or advice on any of our wide range of products and its appli- cations, you leave feeling a sense that the time spent was value adding.” 1st runner up in the 2017 poster competition