Make UK Defence welcomes UK's leading independent paint manufacturer

Make UK Defence, the national not-for-profit, member owned defence trade association, part of Make UK – has welcomed HMG Paints as its newest member.

Make UK Defence champions and celebrates the UK’s defence & security industry and provides a opportunity for collaboration between SME’s and the Defence industry. HMG Paints, the UK’s leading independent paint manufacturer, brings its portfolio of Def Stan coatings and bespoke paint and coating formulation services to the group.

All of HMG’s Defence coatings, including its Def Stan 80-225 system, are Made in Britain accredited, which means the company can provide fast delivery, something which has become increasingly important to its customer base over the last few years.

“We’re looking forward to working with the Make UK Defence team and their members”, commented Alan Sharples, HMG Defence Sales Manager. “Already in our early connections with members we’ve heard how members have struggled to acquire paints and coatings, which are often imported from abroad, and HMG are keen to build partnerships to help fulfil paint requirements for future projects”

HMG to attend DVD 2022
HMG Paints, will be attending the DVD2022 exhibition in September where Made UK Defence members and non-members can meet the HMG team face to face. The attendance at the show will allow engineers and specifiers to discuss in person their defence coating requirements. HMG’s Defence Technical Support team will be on stand C3-819 at the show which takes place between the 21st and 22nd September at UTAC Millbrook.

The DVD2022 show will give defence personnel the chance to discuss paint and coatings technical requirements directly with the HMG team. HMG Paints’ Technical Support service is aimed to take the hassle out of identifying and sourcing the correct products for Defence projects.

This includes the identification of Def Stan or NSN number or even developing bespoke solutions for OEM and manufacturers projects. If you’d like to book a meeting slot or require information on the HMG Paints products you can email and a member of the team will assist you.

Make UK Defence championing SME’s
The Defence sector accounts for £12billion GVA, and employs directly and indirectly through supply chains more than 200,000 highly skilled employees. However, significant barriers to expansion remain, especially for SMEs, when looking to take advantage of opportunities and trading with other markets.

Make UK Defence however are determined to champion SME’s and the best of British manufacturing. “By working closely with the sector and freeing up the agility and dynamism of SMEs we can cross-pollinate the success of the defence sector to maximise economic gains, seize export opportunities and build greater supply chain resilience. This will place an innovative defence sector at the forefront of helping address the many challenges society faces.” Commented Andrew Kinniburgh, Director at Make UK Defence.

“We’re exceptionally proud to be a British paint manufacturer in an industry dominated by Multi-National Enterprises. All of our products are made right here in Manchester, and this allows us to quickly service our customers paint and coatings requirements.”

“With more and more paint manufacturers offshoring production and decision making we feel HMG can provide a unique offering to both OEM’s and SME’s within the defence market” commented Alan. “Since 2019 we have been working alongside a number of new partners to assess their coatings needs and support them directly by supplying a range of Def Stan and bespoke paints coatings along with on-site technical support.”

Following an increase in demand for its Def Stan 80-225 product range and the product is now stocked and available for immediate despatch across the UK. All coatings, including additional Def Stan coatings from Temporary Marking Paint and Walkway Coatings to Environmentally Compliant 2K Epoxy Topcoats are Made in Britain and distributed across the globe and supported by industry leading technical support. You can find out more about HMG’s range of Def Stan products and bespoke coatings development service at

The HMG products in this range are free from Chrome VI, meet low VOC requirements, and are IRR and CARC resistant. As an agile UK based manufacturer, HMG Paints is able to provide products on demand, reducing extensive lead times previously experienced within the market.

Alongside Defence Standard products, HMG produce a wide range of approved high-quality coatings for practically every purpose for the defence industry. Made in the UK, HMG’s product range is suitable for equipment such as containers, trailers, vehicles, bridges and armour.

To see a full list of HMG Paints products and services visit via the website you can also find out more about the company’s history and partners.


If you require further information on the press release, please contact: 
Stephen Dyson 
HMG Paints Communications 
0161 205 7631

HMG Paints Ltd is the UK’s leading independent Paint Manufacturer and a proud, family-owned business situated in Manchester. Working alongside new and long-term customers, HMG strive to create the best tailored coatings solutions to meet their customer’s needs. With over 90 years’ experience in developing innovative coatings, HMG’s portfolio of wet paint and aerosols cover virtually every type of surface imaginable across a whole host of industries including industrial, commercial vehicle, decorative, automotive, defence, toll manufacturing, wood finish and arts & craft. HMG have a drive to set the standards for the industry not just meet them.

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