In November 2011, the company were selected to receive a grant from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund. Over the last year, the Government support has helped preparation of facilities begin, specifically catering for a pilot program focusing on the development and manufacture of water-based coatings. The Newton Centre, named after the company’s long-serving and recently retired production manager, John Newton, will be the focus of this recent investment.
John Falder, HMG Paints’ managing director, and recently appointed chairman of the British Coatings Federation Industrial Coatings Council, acknowledges the importance of constantly moving business forward. “HMG Paints has a rich history of innovation and the newly opened facilities really emphasise our ambitions to constantly develop the organisation. Our new high performance, water borne coatings department shows our commitment to developing and manufacturing innovative coatings that will benefit our customers and the environment.”