Manchester United Legends Peter Schmeichel and Dwight Yorke Meet Young Fans at Kansai Paint Design Centre in Dubai

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 02 February 2017 - Kansai Paint, the leading Japanese paint and coatings manufacturer, hosted the legendary Manchester United players Peter Schmeichel and Dwight Yorke ahead of its Umm Suqeim design centre refurbishment in Dubai.

During their visit to the design centre, the football legends met young fans from Dubai’s Ahdaaf Football Academy, who left with one on one photographs and everlasting memories. The visit was part of Kansai Paint’s global sponsorship of Manchester United.

Schmeichel  and Yorke embraced the opportunity to meet their fans in the UAE, and experienced first-hand the passion for football amongst their young audience.
“It was fantastic to meet so many enthusiastic young football fans. We had a chat about football and the positions they played and Peter and I shared some stories about our time with Manchester United. We’d like to thank Kansai Paint for creating this opportunity and for their continued support of the club.” Said Dwight Yorke.

The legends said they enjoyed seeing Kansai Paint’s design centre in Dubai, which reflects the creativity, elegance, and efficiency they both displayed on the football pitch.

“Hosting legends like Peter Schmeichel and Dwight Yorke, along with their young fans, at our flagship design centre is an honour for Kansai Paint and a great privilege to showcase our global partnership. We have created a place where homeowners can envisage how impactful the transformational aspects of our products can be and to have two football legends here to help celebrate us winning together is fantastic for our brand.” said Mark Woor, Regional Brand Marketing Manager, Kansai Paint.

From left to right-Peter Schmeichel, Mark Woor, Regional Brand Marketing...
 From left to right-Peter Schmeichel, Mark Woor, Regional Brand Marketing...

Peter Schmeichel signing water flasks and Manchester United shirts to gi...
 Peter Schmeichel signing water flasks

The football legends and Kansai Paint team meeting young Manchester Unit...
The football legends and Kansai Paint team meeting young Manchester United

Kansai Paint has also recently announced its ‘Colour Forecast’ for this year in the GCC, which predicts the trendiest colour themes to be used by home owners, interior designers and contractors for the forthcoming year. The colour themes have been curated around four unique topics ranging from prominent features of the region to the varying inspirational phases of an individual’s life.

Warm, neutral, bright and simple colours are all included in the forecast and after extensive research, Kansai Paint was able to deduce the colour of the year, ‘in the mood’, based on the holistic neutral palette.

As a key industry leader in the paints and covering industry, Kansai Paint is aligning itself with the national agenda of sustainability, ensuring high quality and sustainable material is used throughout the products’ manufacturing process. The colours used in the forecast are of premium quality UV-resistant water based acrylic roof and wall coating, with infrared reflective technology that also have a minimum total solar reflectance (TSR) of 30% and have less than 0.01 gram per liter in VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds).