PPG Refinish UK & Ireland has announced its decision to rename Brown Brothers Distribution to PPG Refinish Distribution.
Brown Brothers Distribution was founded over 130 years ago and is an automotive refinish distributor in the UK, which was purchased in 2008 by PPG.
Brown Brothers services the collision, commercial transport and light industrial industries with PPG’s coatings and sundries. Brown Brothers is said to be a key element in PPG’s proposition that has enabled the company to provide a complete bodyshop solutions service. This includes bodyshop and claims management systems provided by PPG’s software development arm PINETREE and a full PPG approved sundries offer in both BODYLINE and ESSENTIALS.
PPG has fully integrated Brown Brothers into its business and the renaming of Brown Brothers to PPG Refinish Distribution is said to complete PPG Refinish UK & Ireland’s ‘One Team’ vision and completely aligns the business to its global vision of ‘One PPG’.
The change is the completion of work that has been carried out over the past 12 years to align Brown Brothers to PPG in all aspects of the business. From standardisation of processes to inclusion of the PPG logo on Bodyline and Essentials sundries ranges and to ensure that all PPG team members feel part of ‘One Team’.
Mark Clarke, National Sales Manager at Refinish UK & Ireland, commented: “The acquisition of our Brown Brothers Distribution business completed PPG’s full service portfolio and enabled us to offer end to end solutions for our customers. Since the acquisition of Brown Brothers we have been integrating it fully into the PPG family and the final piece of the puzzle is to rename it so that its seamless participation in our product and service proposition is complete.”
Work has also begun to adjust the look of the PPG Refinish Distribution centres across the country to adopt the PPG corporate design and will continue throughout the coming months in a phased process. This will include van livery, signage and sales materials.