2007 Barloworld completes its unbundling during 2007 and the coatings business was separated, forming Freeworld Coatings.
Freeworld Coatings lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in December 2007.
2011 April - Kansai Paints Co., Ltd acquires the Freeworld Coatings business.
2011 Scheme of Arrangement;
Delisting of Freeworld Coatings Limited on 29 December 2011.
2012 Name changed to Kansai Plascon Africa Limited.
2013 BEE deal with the Public Investment Corporation - purchase of a 15% shareholding in KPAL.
2013 Expansion into Africa commenced with the purchase of Astra Industries Limited.
2014 Sale of Hamilton Brands.
2011 – 2014 Corporatisation.
2015 Set up of a local JV company in Nigeria.
Incorporation of Kansai Plascon Nigeria Limited.
2016 Acquisition of a 75% stake in Iris Green s.r.l (Italy)
Developed a green fields operation in Kenya.
Incorporation of Kansai Plascon Kenya Limited.
2017 Conclusion of acquisition of Sadolin Paints’ East African operations in Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zanzibar.