New Guard Coatings Group expand into Scotland

Ben Cooper and Stewart Murray

New Guard Coatings Group has announced the opening of its first Scottish branch. The group now has a base at Unit 30 Auldhouse Retail Park, Cogan Street, Pollokshaws, Glasgow, G43 1AP. Supplying a variety of industrial paints and coatings to industry. This is a result of a rise in demand for its products and services in Scotland, also the desire to offer full coverage of the UK to its clients.

This new opening brings the number of sites operated by New Guard Coatings in the UK to seven.

The 1,500ft2 Glasgow office will allow the group to increase their stock holding to over 400,000 litres of product, a colour-matching service and offer free next day delivery, within a 40-mile radius of the office.

Ben Cooper, managing director of New Guard Coatings Group, said of the opening: “This is such an exciting time for New Guard Coatings Group. Our expansion plans are in full swing as we continue to focus on providing high quality products and services to support both existing and new clients.”

Ben added: “A lot of our clients often have very specific and bespoke requirements. We not only aim to meet all of their needs, but also help them develop their businesses too, with technical support and training.”

The office will be headed up by Stewart Murray, who has 30 years’ experience in the coatings industry and is FROSIO level 3 accredited.

Stewart commented: “It is a great honour to be asked to head up New Guard Coatings Scottish division and something that I am extremely excited about.

“With a large number of clients already being based in Scotland, they will now benefit from the local stock holding and the increased support we can now offer. This is a hugely exciting time for New Guard Coatings Group.”