VWG UK names preferred suppliers

Volkswagen Group UK (VWG) has announced its preferred paint and distribution partners in a new three-year contract.

The manufacturer, whose brands include Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA and VW Commercial Vehicles, has renewed its long standing relationship with Spies Hecker, Glasurit and NIBS, as well as introducing Morelli Group into its programme.

Mike Partridge, paint and body business manager, said, ‘The quality of all tender submissions were outstanding, but we are delighted to have partners who understand us as a manufacturer and our network’s many and diverse needs.’

Volkswagen Group is continuing to introduce new bespoke special colours and Spies Hecker is seen by the manufacturer as a leader in colour accuracy and finish. Meanwhile, Glasurit was chosen because of the reliability of product performance, colour accuracy and outstanding service.

Speaking of VWG’s partnership with NIBS, Mike said, ‘Their support of our programme has not wavered in difficult commercial conditions and, in our view, there is no better partner with whom to take on the future challenges that the industry will bring.’

VWG will also be introducing Morelli Group to its portfolio of preferred suppliers, noting its reputation and deep understanding of its network’s requirements as key.

The new contracts took effect from 1 January 2018.