PPG and Nationwide Accident Repair Services renews long term partnership


PPG and Nationwide Accident Repair Services (NARS) in the UK has renewed its Paint and Dry Goods agreement for a further five years, building on many years of successful partnership.
The renewed partnership agreement sees PPG continue to be the preferred paint partner to the NARS group and confirms PPG Refinish Systems, paint mixing and Colour IT solutions to be used across the 97 Nationwide Crash Repair centres, 21 rapid repair centres; as well as future acquisitions and the Nationwide fleet of 80 mobile repair vans.

The partnership confirms BROWN BROTHERS® as the distribution channel for PPG Refinish paint systems and dry goods to the NARS group; which also sees NARS continuing to benefit from PPG’s unique and expanding BODYLINE® consumables range as well as full product training and technical support across the group.

PPG has strengthened its partnership with Nationwide through introducing latest paint technologies and working closely with paint operatives and site managers to establish comprehensive support programmes to drive best in class repair methods across the group.

To complement this PPG have also delivered a series of training programmes to Nationwide both on site and at PPG’s Technical Centre in Stowmarket; assisted by a bespoke PPG and NARS Refinish Manual and framework which has provided new opportunities to refresh and retrain technicians in right first time methods.

Through the PPG partnership NARS have seen measureable improvements to skills, knowledge, engagement and confidence of paint operatives, which in turn has contributed to reduced cycle time and Key to Key across the NARS group.

Michael Wilmshurst, CEO Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd comments on the renewed partnership with PPG“I am delighted to be announcing that Nationwide Accident Repair Services will be continuing it’s long term partnership with PPG. We have a long standing and excellent relationship with PPG and it is testament to their market leading proposition and first class support levels that we enter into the next 5 years of our partnership. At Nationwide providing the right solution first time, every time is key to delivering great customer service; and this is mirrored by PPG. Their expertise and commitment help us develop as a business to provide Quality, Service and Speed of repair.”

David Heal PPG Refinish UK & Ireland Market Director adds: “We are delighted to be continuing our unique and long established partnership with NARS. It is an incredibly exciting time for PPG and NARS as both businesses grow and we continue to evolve together. The renewed agreement cements a true partnership approach which has grown from strength to strength.The renewal of the partnership for a further 5 years is a testament to the teams’ exceptional level of support to Nationwide through PPG’s product, training, technical proposition and partnership approach”