Twenty years of success for AkzoNobel Automotive and Aerospace Coatings
AkzoNobel Automotive and Aerospace Coatings, leading provider of paints and services for the automotive industry, this month congratulated Autospray, one of its Acoat Selected bodyshops, on achieving 20 years of success in the automotive and body repairs industry.
Dave Boulton, Managing Director, founded Autospray in 1991 when the business comprised of just himself and 1000sq feet of work space. Since then the company has grown from strength to strength. It has moved to a larger premises and now employees 16 members of staff, all of which have been ATA Senior trained. Autospray was also one of the first bodyshops in Cornwall to attain the BSI Kitemark PAS 125.
Today, Autospray boasts approvals from two global car manufacturers - Mitsubishi and Volkswagen - a tremendous achievement for a bodyshop that began with only two people 20 years ago.
In 2007 Autospray was awarded Acoat Selected status by AkzoNobel. Sikkens Acoat Selected is a global partner programme that recognises the work of the highest quality bodyshops .It is the only established, international network of like-minded, forward-thinking body shops that work both independently and as a national and international network for work providers. As a Sikkens Acoat selected member Autospray has received a huge amount of business support from AkzoNobel over the years.
Dave Boulton commented: "We are thrilled to be celebrating 20 years in the industry and we feel very lucky, especially given today's uncertain economic climate. Autospray prides itself on its commitment to customer service and satisfaction. We have invested a lot over the last two years in this specific area and have ensured that the results have been implemented into everyday work life.
Since partnering with AkzoNobel we have had a fantastic support network behind us which has been of invaluable benefit. It really helps to work alongside a knowledgeable paint company and we look forward to continuing this partnership for many years to come."
Robbie Murphy, Acoat Consultant at AkzoNobel added: "We have worked with Autospray for a number of years and on behalf of the team at AkzoNobel I want to wish them a very happy 20th birthday. It is down to Dave's knowledge and skills in the automotive industry that the company has become so successful.
"Autospray is a fantastic bodyshop to work with and we wish them all the very best for the future - here's to another 20 years of success and more."