IPS Paints Wins Major Body Shop Awards
Last week, the team at Independent Paint Supplies won the award for the Best Supply Chain partner in the national Body Shop Awards 2023. This achievement is testament to the hard work and dedication of our amazing team and the continued support of our customers.
About IPS Paint Supplies
The business was formed in February 2019 following the sale of FMP Motor Factors to a major national brand enabling the FMP Directors Neil Melmoth and Colin Thomas to form the new company. Immediately, Joe Thomas, Stephanie White and Dom Thomas were appointed to the roles of Directors, recognising the need to have a young and dynamic team of decision makers in place to drive the business forward. Both Neil and Colin have an active role in the business, continuing to support the Directors in consultancy roles.
Other key developments since the formation of IPS include investment in staff and the IPS fleet of vehicles in order to guarantee a minimum of next day delivery for all order across South Wales. In 2022, the company opened a second depot in Cardiff to expand the services into South East Wales, complementing the geographical distribution from our Swansea depot.
Testament to the company’s reputation they were also invited to join TIDAL, a group of independent refinish distributors who are dedicated to offering national commitment with local care. TIDAL members are forward thinking independent distributors, that enhance their local business platform and open up national opportunities by being part of the TIDAL network.
Today, IPS Paint supplies now boasts a client base of more than 400 clients, runs a fleet of 15 vehicles and employs 24 members of staff across their depots in Swansea and Cardiff.
Why Choose Independent Paint Supplies
Customer service is paramount to the team at Independent Paint Supplies. We listen to what our customers want in terms of paint products and associated equipment and have sourced the best in the market from suppliers including BASF, Mipa, Sherwin Williams, Indasa & Mirka just to name a few.
No customer is too small or too large and we have a successful track record in supplying single occupant body shops to multi-franchise operations.
We understand the demands of operating in a fast turn-around industry and we have the supply capability to meet our customers’ tight deadlines so that work can continue seamlessly and without delays or interruptions.
This is achieved through our stock management systems which means our customers can hold a much or as little stock as they may require.
In addition to our leading-edge paint solutions, we also supply spray equipment and other related tools. When we introduce new equipment to our extensive range, we are also able to offer associated training to ensure our clients know how to operate the equipment as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Body Shop Awards
Becoming an award-winning supply chain partner in the auto paint industry is a long-term endeavour that requires dedication, innovation, and a commitment to excellence. By consistently delivering quality products, fostering strong relationships, and staying ahead of industry trends, we believe we have positioned our company for recognition and success in our industry.
Find out more about Independent Paint Supplies here.