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HMG Paints receives JOSCAR Supplier Accreditation

HMG Paints, the UK’s leading independent paint manufacturer, is pleased to announce that it has received JOSCAR supplier accreditation. The Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR) Registration Mark is valued by some of the largest purchasers in the defence, aerospace and security community and indicates to potential customers that HMG has successfully demonstrated its commitment and credentials to the industry.

JOSCAR is recognised by some of the largest purchasers in the defence community such as BAE Systems, Babcock, Boeing, Leidos, Leonardo QinetiQ, Raytheon, Rolls Royce and the Ministry of Defence (MOD). It is used a single repository for pre-qualification and compliance information to determine if a supplier is “fit for business”. The award of the accreditation will allow HMG Paints to further develop its sales within the defence industry and other markets. 

“We are delighted to have gained the JOSCAR supplier accreditation” commented Alan Sharples, Defence Sales Manager at HMG Paints. “The award is testament to the investment and innovation we’ve made into the business and the marketplace over the last few years. It also represents a huge opportunity area for us and we’re excited to start working with the businesses who utilise JOSCAR to find suppliers.”

Made in Britain

All of HMG’s Defence coatings, including its Def Stan 80-225 system, are also Made in Britain accredited. As a British based manufacturer HMG can provide fast delivery across its entire range, something which the company believes can benefit businesses who use JOSCAR. 

“With pre-qualification via JOSCAR we are looking forward to getting started on some very exciting projects with members” added Alan. “Being a British SME, we can manufacture and deliver products fast and now with JOSCAR accreditation we can do it even faster by removing pre-qualification and reducing procurement timescales.”

Additional Accreditations 

To further highlight its commitment to the defence area HMG have also signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant.  The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by HMG and the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. The two recent accreditations follow on from the company being Cyber Essentials Certified and a member of Make UK Defence.

HMG’s Defence team will be in attendance at the DSEI Show at the ExCeL London in September, where buyers can meet the team to discuss their paints and coatings requirements. The HMG Defence range offers products which are free from Chrome VI, meet low VOC requirements, and are IRR and CARC resistant and includes military standards such as 80-225. HMG Paints will be located on Stand H4-518 and you can prebook appointments by emailing

You can find out more about HMG’s range of Def Stan products and bespoke coatings development service at

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 are committed to sustainability, innovation and customer satisfaction. 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, protective coatings, 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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