From our humble beginnings
Established in 1987, the company then known as Omega International Coatings Pty Ltd, was a small light industrial paint company based in Sydney. Its only manufacturing facility was in Mount Druitt, NSW which produced industrial paints, varnishes, and thinners.
In 2000, after leaving his role as an Accountant, Kan Shetty found his next opportunity in the classified section of the Sydney Morning Herald. It read “small paint manufacturing” company for sale. Kan would mix paint and then print labels he made on a word document while his family would glue them on cans to go door to door in industrial complexes to sell paint to industrial fabricators and box trailer assemblers.
Omega International Coatings Pty Ltd continued its exponential growth until 2007 when it acquired Apco Coatings (subsidiary of multinational paint manufacturer Asian Paints), then broadening their scope into automotive, decorative and specialty paints.
To where we are today
In 2011, after multiple acquisitions, Omega International Coatings consolidated all its business segments under one corporate management structure. Omega saw exponential growth through various major government contracts, whilst further expanding its presence in Oceania, North America and Asia.
Today, having solely used and developed the name and trademark Omega Industries and all its variants in Australia, they are now a reputable international player in the coatings industry. With the Head Office in Riverstone, NSW the company manufactures and markets a range of decorative and industrial paint products and application services under various product brands.
Omega has become a multinational leader in the coatings industry with operations spanning across several continents and a workforce of over 250 employees. Omega through strategic acquisition over two decades operate successful business units in paint manufacturing, contracting services, R&D services, global sourcing, property investments and various other segments.
The Shetty Family are currently active participants in Omega Industries’ growth and direction with a key focus on social responsibility and philanthropy.