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Make UK Defence welcomes UK’s leading independent paint manufacturer

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Make UK Defence welcomes UK’s leading independent paint manufacturer

Make UK Defence welcomes UK’s leading independent paint manufacturer
August 04
09:48 2022
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Make UK Defence, the national not-for-profit, member owned defence trade association, part of Make UK – has welcomed HMG Paints as its newest member. Make UK Defence champions and celebrates the UK’s defence & security industry and provides an opportunity for collaboration between SME’s and the Defence industry. HMG Paints, the UK’s leading independent paint manufacturer, brings its portfolio of Def Stan coatings and bespoke paint and coating formulation services to the group.

All of HMG’s Defence coatings, including its Def Stan 80-225 system, are Made in Britain accredited, which means the company can provide fast delivery, something which has become increasingly important to its customer base over the last few years.

“We’re looking forward to working with the Make UK Defence team and their members,” commented Alan Sharples, HMG Defence Sales Manager. “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, and HMG are keen to build partnerships to help fulfil paint requirements for future projects.”

Make UK Defence championing SME’s

The Defence sector accounts for £12 billion GVA, and employs directly and indirectly through supply chains more than 200,000 highly skilled employees. However, significant barriers to expansion remain, especially for SMEs, when looking to take advantage of opportunities and trading with other markets.

Make UK Defence however are determined to champion SME’s and the best of British manufacturing. “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,” commented Andrew Kinniburgh, Director at Make UK 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,” added Alan Sharples. “With more and more paint manufacturers offshoring production and decision making we feel HMG can provide a unique offering to both OEM’s and SME’s within the defence market.”

Following an increase in demand for its Def Stan 80-225 product range and the product is now stocked and available for immediate despatch across the UK. All coatings, including additional Def Stan coatings from Temporary Marking Paint and Walkway Coatings to Environmentally Compliant 2K Epoxy Topcoats are Made in Britain and distributed across the globe and supported by industry leading technical support.

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