Manchester based independent paint manufacturer, HMG Paints, has been featured in the latest Spotlight by Made in Britain, which brings together the British manufacturing community and highlights the best of British manufacturing, with its members products carrying its iconic mark.
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Made in Britain CEO John Pearce: "We were delighted to visit HMG Paints for this video, as the company embodies several of our organisation's core values - British provenance, innovation and longevity. HMG is one of many family businesses within the Made in Britain community, and we play a vital role in bringing more public awareness to the stories of how these companies evolve as they pass from generation to generation."
The Made in Britain feature explores HMG and the Manchester home of the fifth-generation family-run business that has coined the catchy phrase ‘One name that covers everything'. Not only does the showcase discuss the world of paint, it highlights the values of the business in interviews with Jonathan and Rebecca Falder whose great-grandfather founded the company in 1930.
In the third annual report into 'Buying British', 90% of respondents believed it is important to buy British Made products. Additionally, 46% believe that their purchasing habits will change post-Covid-19 and they will look to buy more British made products, the 2021 'Buying British' Survey was conducted by Made in Britain and OnePoll.
“2021 saw us working with a number of companies and customers who’ve been impacted by the pandemic and Brexit. Many have struggled to acquire paints and coatings which were previously imported from abroad due to supply chain disruptions” commented Paddy Dyson, HMG Marketing Manager. “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.”
People and paint are at the heart of what HMG does. This was recognised by a number of recent awards in recognition of HMG’s support of key workers and essential services during the pandemic. HMG was recognised with awards from the British Chamber of Commerce, British Coatings Federation and Family Business United.
Known primarily for its Industrial and Commercial Vehicle coatings, the company now produces an environmentally friendly range of decorative paints which are water based, low VOC and quickly becoming the go-to choice for professionals and home owners. “We supply market leading products across a number of industries including Industrial, Commercial Vehicle and Decorative and believe our agile production facilities, high quality products and superior technical support are exactly what our customers are looking for.” added Paddy Dyson. “Made in Britain has opened up a host of opportunities for HMG to work with other inspiring British manufacturers and suppliers, and we’re excited to develop some long-term partnerships that benefit the whole community.”
With HMG’s unique position as a British based coatings manufacturer, they are able to supply products quickly to customers. Uniquely HMG also develop new and bespoke products, whether that be toll manufacturing or completely new formulations for white label customers. All products manufactured by HMG can be produced quickly with flexible batch sizes. Throughout its 90 years history HMG has also grown its colour library to over 96,000 different formulations which are available to its customers in a range of 1K and 2K paint systems.