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Dekro Speciality Wood Coatings is a turnkey supplier of an extensive range of wood finish coatings into the Sub Saharan African market.


The success of our business lies in our technical ability to support the vast range of imported and locally produced wood finish coatings. Locally we produce our own resins for the manufacture of our WoodCote range of acid catalysed lacquers and nitrocellulose lacquers. This allows us the flexibility to modify every aspect of the coatings final application performance. The aim of our business is to make our customers more profitable by reducing production time, increasing productivity, decreasing reworks and improving both the application and the performance of the final coating film.

We have an extensive research and development team who is constantly innovating, developing and improving a wide range of performance specific products for our customers’ unique requirements. Our ISO 9001 manufacturing facility is situated in Kuilsriver Cape Town with branches in Gauteng and KZN.


We import high end finishing coatings from our International partner, Hesse Lignal Coatings in Germany. These coatings are becoming increasingly popular due to their non yellowing, high solids properties which decrease finishing times and yield superior coating performance.

  • everything we do revolves around providing high-quality solutions for our customers,
  • by working closely with our customers and suppliers we overcome even the greatest of individual challenges,
  • we offer a comprehensive package of services in our markets – and as such provide more than just products,
  • we continually set trends in surface design,
  • we take our responsibility towards people, the environment and materials very seriously,
  • we are a capable and friendly family company to deal with.

Our product range

From Hamm around the world – every day Hesse produces around 100 tonnes of lacquers and stains based on 45,000 different formulations. Our strategic product development activities place special emphasis on ecologically friendly water-based lacquers, modern UV systems and products from sustainable raw materials.

Traditional products such as nitrocellulose, or solvent-based PU lacquers, constitute the foundations. Hesse‘s quality management system, certified in accordance with DIN ENISO 9001:2008, ensures a consistently high level of service.

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