HMG Paints Is a New Member of Make UK Defence

Date: 04/08/2022
Categories: Corporate
HMG Paints Defence coatings cans

HMG Paints will made available its Def Stan coatings portfolio for the not-for-profit trade association Make UK Defence.

The British coatings manufacturer HMG Paints has announced that it is a new member of Make UK Defence, a not-for-profit member owned defence trade association aiming to promote the defence and security industry and provide collaboration opportunities for SMEs.

HMG Paints will made available its Def Stan coatings portfolio and bespoke paint and coating formulation services to the group. All its products are free from Chrome VI, meet low VOC requirements and are IRR and CARC resistant, as well as Made in Britain accredited – so the company can ensure fast delivery.

“We’re looking forward to working with the Make UK Defence team and their members. Already in our early connections with members we’ve heard how members have struggled to acquire paints and coatings, which are often imported from abroad,” has stated Alan Sharples, the sales manager of HMG Defence. “We’re exceptionally proud to be a British paint manufacturer in an industry dominated by Multi-National Enterprises. All of our products are made right here in Manchester, and this allows us to quickly service our customers paint and coatings requirements.”

The Defence sector in Great Britain accounts for £12billion GVA and employs directly and indirectly through supply chains more than 200,000 highly skilled employees. However, there are still significant barriers to expansion, especially for SMEs.

“By working closely with the sector and freeing up the agility and dynamism of SMEs we can cross-pollinate the success of the defence sector to maximise economic gains, seize export opportunities and build greater supply chain resilience. This will place an innovative defence sector at the forefront of helping address the many challenges society faces,” has commented Andrew Kinniburgh, the director of Make UK Defence.

HMG Paints will attend the DVD2022 exhibition (stand C3-819) from 21st to 22nd September 2023, so specifiers and engineers will be able to discuss in person their defence coating requirements with HMG’s Defence Technical Support team, in order to identify and source the correct products for Defence projects.

“With more and more paint manufacturers offshoring production and decision making we feel HMG can provide a unique offering to both OEMs and SMEs within the defence market. Since 2019 we have been working alongside a number of new partners to assess their coatings needs and support them directly by supplying a range of Def Stan and bespoke paints coatings along with on-site technical support,” has concluded Sharples.