The Azar Group has a long history in Ghana. Joseph Azar came to Ghana in 1919. He worked briefly as a trader before he established himself with his first store in Accra, Joseph Azar and Sons. Gradually he fine-tuned his product line to specialize paints and hardware related products and changed the name to City Paints Supply ltd. In the 1940’s they expanded to Tudu with a new larger innovative store and by the 1960’s this was the largest hardware store in Ghana.

In 1968 the Azar family diversified and expanded into paint manufacturing. Azar Chemical Industries Ltd. was joined with City Paints Supply Ltd to found Azar Group.

Azar Group opened its new corporate offices and factory, in 2016. The new location at 88 Spintex Road includes extensive manufacturing facilities, as well as, another City Paints Supply store. Azar Group currently employs over 500 employees and is one of the largest diversified industrial manufacturers in Ghana.




The opening of the latest City Paints supply store below the Head Office


Completion of the new state-of-the-art factory and Head office on 88 Spintex Rd.


Synrez was established.


Azar Chemical Industries Ltd opened in the South Industrial Area.


Tudu City Paints Supply store opened on Kojo Thompson Road.


First City Paints Supply store opened in downtown Accra on Carlton Ave. opposite the fire station