WETHERBY, England — New Guard Coatings Group announced the opening of its first branch in Scotland. The group now operates a branch at Unit 30 Auldhouse Retail Park, Cogan Street, Pollokshaws, Glasgow, G43 1AP., supplying a variety of industrial paints and coatings. The new branch is a result of a rise in demand for the company’s products and services in Scotland and the company’s goal to offer full coverage of the UK to its clients. The opening brings the number of sites operated by New Guard Coatings in the UK to seven.

The 1500-square-foot Glasgow office will allow the group to increase its stock holding to over 400,000 liters of product, offer a color matching service and provide free next-day delivery within a 40-mile radius of the office.

Ben Cooper, Managing Director of New Guard Coatings Group, said of the opening, “This is such an exciting time for New Guard Coatings Group. Our expansion plans are in full swing as we continue to focus on providing high-quality products and services to support both existing and new clients.”

Cooper added, “A lot of our clients often have very specific and bespoke requirements. We not only aim to meet all of their needs, but also help them develop their businesses too, with technical support and training.”

Stewart Murray, who has 30 years of experience in the coatings industry and is FROSIO level 3 accredited, will head the new office. Murray commented, “It is a great honor to be asked to head up New Guard Coatings Scottish division and something that I am extremely excited about.” He added, “With a large number of clients already being based in Scotland, they will now benefit from the local stock holding and the increased support we can now offer. This is a hugely exciting time for New Guard Coatings Group.”

With a head office based in Wetherby, West Yorkshire, England, and an additional nine offices throughout Ireland, Europe and the United States, New Guard Coatings Group is a leader in protective coatings distribution. The company supplies protective, general industrial and bespoke coatings.