The company that
makes the difference
“To be respected as professional and ethical, and acknowledged as the leading supplier of quality automotive and light industrial coating solutions.” ... view pdf
A humble past
entrepreneurs, selling solvents from small mini tankers, started Anglo
Santano in 1980, quickly identifying the market potential to sell paint
direct to car painters and industrial users. The acquisition of decommissioned
machinery and a chemist accelerated the manufacture of a full range of
automotive paints, marketed under the 'Santano' brand.
As the company continued to
grow, a range of agency lines became available for resale, including DuPont
Refinish, an internationally renown automotive paint range which had been
successfully introduced by Resene in Wellington and Christchurch.
In 1995 Tony Nightingale, Managing
Director for Resene Paints, saw the opportunity to obtain nationwide distributorship
for DuPont, along with an excellent range of products, by the acquisition
of Anglo Santano and thus Resene Santano was born. Now many years later,
the company has changed its name to Resene Automotive & Light Industrial (RALI) in recognition of the fine products we sell and the markets
Today RALI has thirteen branches
with over sixty staff and has enjoyed success in many market segments
including passenger and commercial vehicles, marine, aerospace, furniture,
industrial and specialised coatings. We have enjoyed tremendous growth
and developed many new friends along the way.
Our business philosophy is
simple, we listen carefully to our customers needs and provide cost effective
solutions. Our product range is extensive and we have the latest and proven
technology to meet all budgets. We really do strive to help our customers
grow, as this is the very source of our own success.
Coating technology is a specialised industry and requires technologists
with attitude. Passion for solving problems is a prerequisite for employment
as is a working knowledge of application technique and good commercial
understanding. Boasting three chemists and over twenty spray painters
we know our stuff and will gladly pass on our knowledge and skills to
The technological difference
It is our philosophy to come out to your place and help your team learn
in your environment with your equipment, minimising downtime and wasted
The product difference
We are a wholly owned New Zealand company that specialises in developing
coating solutions for New Zealand conditions. Coatings systems must be
tailored to each unique job to ensure the best fit between the two is
achieved. Products can be modified to suit client requirements. We will
work with your team to produce the best solution.
The service difference
Our extensive distribution network including thirteen branches nationwide
and a team of over 20 dedicated representatives allow us to meet you when
and where it suits you. We pride ourselves on providing the best service
in the country, with a 'can do' attitude to go the extra mile.