Third generation meets new generation

ACDOCO SA has been operating in South Africa since 1993 and is a subsidiary of Astley Dye & Chemical Co., a third generation company founded in the UK in 1919 with strong roots in manufacturing and international distribution. Today, Astley Dye & Chemical Co. is headed by the founder’s grandson, Brandon Pilling, who is also the chairman of ACDOCO SA.

In 1992, Brandon became MD and took the group on a new growth trajectory globally, also exploring investments in South Africa, which eventually led to the establishment of ACDOCO SA. The group now supports a number of businesses and brands in the international retail market with representation in over 70 countries.