Celmid (Private) Limited trading as Chemical Enterprises was founded in February 22, 1964. Chemical Enterprises is a company with 60% ownership by Astra Chemical (Pvt) Ltd. Astra Chemical is wholly owned by Astra Industries Ltd, a public company on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The Finance Trust of Zimbabwe (owned by The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe) is the largest shareholder in Astra Industries with +-65% of the total equity.

Chemical Enterprises manufacturers the Imperial Brand of quality paints as well as a wide variety of water-proofing products, solvents, putties and fillers, wood preservatives, agro and water-treatment chemicals.