HMG Paints Joins UK Defense Trade Group


United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently announced it has joined national not-for-profit defense trade association, Make UK Defence. According to the release, the group celebrates the U.K.’s defense and security industry, providing an opportunity for collaboration between SMEs and the defense industry.

HMG reports that it brings its portfolio of Def Stan coatings, as well as painting and coating formulation services, to the group. Because its defense coatings are made in Britain, the company is able to provide fast delivery.

“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.”

The company notes that the defense sector accounts for 12 billion euros ($12.4 billion) GVA while employing more than 200,000 workers.

“By working closely with the sector and freeing up the agility and dynamism of SMEs we can cross-pollinate the success of the defense sector to maximize economic gains, seize export opportunities and build greater supply chain resilience. This will place an innovative defense 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.”

“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” said Sharples. “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.”

According to HMG, products in its Def Stan coatings range are free from Chrome VI, meet low VOC requirements and are IRR and CARC resistant. It is suitable for equipment such as containers, trailers, vehicles, bridges and armor.

HMG will attend DVD2022 in September, where Make UK Defence members and non-members can meet the HMG team face to face. The exhibition will also reported give defense personnel the chance to discuss paint and coatings technical requirements directly with the HMG team. 


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