Partners in the Spotlight – PPG

As a global leader in paints and coatings, PPG has been trusted for over 130 years to protect and enhance some of the world’s best-known products, landmarks and brands. We touch more surfaces in more markets around the world than any other coatings maker, giving customers in over 70 countries local access to our industry leading solutions. 

Our automotive coatings are a proud part of this heritage and PPG’s enduring commitment to innovation, colour and sustainability. From the smallest paint shop through to the highly competitive world of Formula One, the time and effort we invest in researching, developing and delivering products is having a major impact.  

PPG’s close working partnerships with major vehicle manufacturers around the globe means we are able to ensure that what is achieved on the production line can be seamlessly translated to bodyshops in the refinish industry.

Our customers can rely on PPG to deliver a truly comprehensive range of coatings supported by best-in-class colour matching and colour mixing tools such as our advanced PPG PAINTMANAGER® XI software. Through our MVP Business Solutions programme, we also train and pass on to bodyshops the working practices that we have found can best promote efficiency and profitability. 

Our team of consultants developed the MVP BUSINESS SOLUTIONS® programme with Lean methodology as one of the main pillars. This approach, combined with a complete set of tools, helps our partners to increase their throughput, promoting efficiency and profitability. 

We have an extensive track record of industry firsts. There was our pioneering development of the world’s first low VOC waterborne paint system, still a brand leader. Then our innovations in clearcoats technology. We heralded the introduction of nanotechnology into the refinish industry with our patented PPG CERAMICLEAR® scratch and mark resistant clearcoat and provided a further gamechanger with PPG RAPID PERFORMANCE. We also developed the first UV Speed Primer, as well as the world’s first primer to use recycled PET plastic flakes as a raw material. 

In 2019 we built on this impressive legacy of innovation by launching our revolutionary MOONWALK™, the integrated automatic paint dispenser, which promises to transform how collision repair centres will operate and look in the future.  

We put innovation and our customers’ needs first. We are PPG.