Press Release 14th July 2017
Paint Services Group Limited (PSG) is proud to announce that we have entered into a distribution agreement with Gurit (www.gurit.com) to distribute Gurit’s range of industry leading aerospace prepregs.
With over 30 years’ experience in the practical application of composites across various market sectors, combined with an impressive portfolio of materials and a unique technical approach, Gurit offers the most complete composite solution on the market.
One of Gurit’s primary product categories for the aerospace sector is prepreg, which is an engineered material combining fibres and resin matrices in an easy-to-apply material. These aerospace-qualified materials are highly suitable for many interior and structural applications, demonstrating a unique combination of properties combining excellent mechanical performance and the fulfilment of the highest international JAR/FAR fire protection regulations regarding fire, smoke, toxicity (FST) and heat release.
Under the agreement, PSG will assume responsibility for the supply chain of Gurit’s prepregs to a number of customers throughout Europe. As a first step, PSG will be contacting these customers to identify their ongoing requirements for PSG to establish a stockholding of Gurit’s products at its UK base. This will enable the immediate shipment of a range of Gurit’s materials anywhere in Europe, significantly reducing lead-times and improving service to Gurit’s customer base.
Steve Rice, PSG’s General Manager said “This is a significant step forward for PSG that allows us to build on our excellent reputation for technical support and customer service and we’re very excited to be working with Gurit, a company with an excellent product range and great reputation.”.
For further information please contact Mark Fripp, PSG’s Composites Technical Sales Support Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advanced Engineering Show 2016
We’ll be showcasing our full range of composite products. For more information, please see the Advanced Engineering Website by clicking here.
PSG to Exhibit at MRO Europe
PSG will be exhibiting at MRO Europe at the RAI Amsterdam, 18-20 October. You’ll find us on stand 12-556. Steve Rice, Phil Lutterloch and Keith Woolford will all be attending. If you’d like to arrange a meeting with one of our team, please get in touch.
For more information, please visit the MRO Europe website by clicking here.
PSG Appoints New General Manager
PSG is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Rice as the new General Manager of PSG, following the announcement of the retirement of Keith O’Dell back in January 2016.
Graham Yates, Managing Director of Graytone: “We will be sad to see Keith depart. PSG has enjoyed steady growth and successful diversification in the MRO market under his leadership over a ten year period.”
Steve will be only the fourth PSG General Manager since the creation of the business in 1972, following in the footsteps of Tony Wood (Founder), Graham Yates, and Keith O’Dell.
Steve has many years’ experience in general management, sales management and operational IT gained within the aerospace supply chain and chemical management environment. During his career he has held many senior positions including that of Managing Director of Aeropia UK, General Manager of Haas in the US and Director of Sales for Wesco in Asia.
Steve will take up his position on 1st August and we’re sure you will join us in welcoming him to PSG and wish him every success in his new role.
Here’s our new address from 4 July 2016:
2 Bordon Trading Estate, Old Station Way, Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 9HH
Telephone: 01428 651246 Fax: 01428 661471 Email: email@example.com
Exhibitions PSG are attending in 2016:
PSG will be exhibiting at the ap&m from 1-2 June at Olympia, London, UK. Please come and visit us on stand B64.
PSG announce Leadgo Europe SAS distributor agreement
PSG Ltd are pleased to announce their appointment as a Distributor for Leadgo Europe SAS, a manufacturer and supplier of composite vacuum process materials for prepreg/autoclave or oven, resin infusion and wet layup moulding techniques.
The product range includes Vacuum Bagging Films, Release Films, Peel Plies, Breathers, Sealant Tape, Adhesive Tape, Infusion Media, Tube Range, Vacuum Tools and ancillary products.
The PSG territory will cover UK and Ireland for all markets, apart from Aerospace MRO which also includes the rest of Europe.
PSG are excited to be working with Leadgo and introducing these products to their existing customer base and also into other markets including Marine, Wind Energy & Automotive. These products allow PSG further penetration of the composite market alongside our existing products.
Didier Gal Managing Director remarked “These are exciting times for both Leadgo and PSG. We are delighted that we will be working with PSG and are looking forward to furthering our relationship with them”.
Mark Fripp, PSG’s Technical Support Manager said “We have received a fantastic response so far and are looking forward to growing our customer base and expanding into these new markets. Very exciting times ahead”
PSG will be exhibiting at the MRO, Excel, London, UK from the 14th-15th October. The PSG team will be on stand 996.
PSG will be exhibiting at the Advanced Engineering Show at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from the 4th-5th November. We will be on stand I171
Customer Services Coordinator
8th September 2015
PSG is the largest independent supplier of aerospace, defence and specialist coatings in Europe, based in England with offices in France. PSG is approved to AS9120:2002 and ISO9001:2000, where quality and service are our priorities. We have a wealth of experience in this highly specialised field, and we are committed to offering a complete service to our customers – extensive product range, experienced sales team, fast and efficient delivery and technical help and advice.
To assist in our continued growth we are looking to recruit a self-motivated, ambitious individual with proven experience in working in a busy customer services environment as a Customer Services Coordinator. This position offers job development.
The successful candidate should have:
– Proven experience in responding to customers’ telephone enquiries, maintaining customer relations and processing orders
– Day to day account management to ensure customers are happy with the current service provided
– Call handling in order to deal with any queries that customers have and providing solutions to any problems encountered
– Assist with other departments to ensure first class customer service
– Excellent communication skills
– Bright, positive and enthusiastic personality
– Confident telephone manner
– Experience in technical sales environment preferred
– Excellent organisational and time management skills
– Good negotiating technique
– Accurate data transfer
– Excellent knowledge of Excel
– 5 day week
– 8.30am – 5pm (1 hour lunch)
– 24 days annual holiday including.
– After qualifying period:
o Contributory pension scheme
o Life insurance
o Subsidised sports club membership
Please email your CV to Pete Strange, Customer Services Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Mapaero & PSG sign exclusive supply contract
28 May 2015
Mapaero has signed a contract for UK-based PSG to act as an exclusive distributor within the UK market.
The deal was signed today (May 27) at the ap&m expo in London marking the first official agreement between the two firms who have worked together for more than four years.
Mapaero manufactures OEM approved airframe coatings for Airbus, Embraer, Bombardier and Dassault and are specialists in the research and development of water based systems.
PSG, operating out of Surrey, UK have been supplying the market with aerospace and defence coatings for more than 40 years.
Pierre Boyat, sales and marketing director at Mapaero, said the deal was “significant” as it builds on an agreement that accounts for 50 per cent of the French firm’s business in the UK.
“The deal made sense in terms of product range for PSG as they have been in paint distribution for several years and for us it is very important to sign partnerships with firms that know paint technologies,” he said.
“In aerospace, this is a niche market where knowledgable people are hard to come by.”
Keith O’Dell, general manager of PSG, commented: “We are delighted to be appointed by Mapaero who we consider to be the leaders in water based paint system technology.
“The help and support received from Simon and the rest of the Mapaero team is a credit to their company and we look forward to a continued strong working relationship.”
Exhibitions PSG are attending in 2015:
PSG will be exhibiting at the ap&m from 26th – 28th May at Olympia, London, UK. Please come and visit us on stand B64.
20th January 2015
International Sales Manager, based in Northern Europe
PSG is Europe’s largest independent supplier of Aerospace and Defence Coatings Adhesives and Chemicals.
PSG is in the process of expanding its international business and is looking to recruit an International Sales Manager to further develop the business in Northern and Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Applicants will have a successful track record in Industrial / B2B sales, preference will be given to applicants who have experience in the Aerospace Defence, Surface Coatings or Maintenance Repair and Overhaul markets.
Our customers are aircraft manufacturers, sub-contractors, aircraft refinishers and aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul facilities. The candidate will be required to travel widely throughout the territory selling the PSG product offer. Fluency in English and German will be necessary. Other Eastern European languages will be regarded as a bonus. The successful candidate will need to work independently, but supported by a multi-lingual customer services team and technical support.
In addition to a competitive salary the successful candidate will be offered an uncapped performance driven bonus .
Applications should be addressed to Graham Yates by email: email@example.com
We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Robbie Collier who died on Monday 5th January 2015 in Haslemere.
Robbie was an employee, colleague and friend to many at PSG and Graytone in Haslemere from 1st November 1984 until 31st July 2011.
Our thoughts are with his wife Helen and their family at this sad time.
The funeral is to be held at Guildford Crematorium on Wednesday 28th January at 1.30pm
A Just Giving page has been set up by Robbies wife Helen in Robbies memory –
I am setting up this page in memory of Robbie for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research because he was such a wonderful man with a big heart
Exhibitions PSG are attending in 2014:
Composites Engineering Show, NEC, Birmingham, UK, 11th-12th November
We’ll be exhibiting at the Aero Engineering Show 2014. The exhibition is being held at the NEC Birmingham 11-12 November.
Please come along and see us on stand H195
PSG are exhibiting at the MRO, Madrid 8th, 9th October 2014
Please come and see us on stand 833. We would love to see you!
Henkel launches surfacing film with improved properties for aircraft
Loctite EA 9845 LC Aero with lightning strike protection
Henkel is launching its innovative epoxy-based surfacing film for composites, which offers honeycomb-cored composites enhanced protection against lightning strike. Loctite EA 9845 LC Aero is based on the modified epoxy film adhesive Loctite EA 9845 SF Aero. It produces a high quality finished part while also enabling a weight saving of 30 percent. The increased use of composites in aerospace engineering is coupled with a demand for high-quality surface finishes on the associated parts. Loctite EA 9845 LC Aero is an epoxy-based surfacing film for composites that contains a lightweight conductive foil. It was developed to improve the surface quality of honeycomb-cored composite parts while protecting it from lightning strike damage. The product reduces surface imperfections, offers a 30 percent weight saving compared to current surfacing films, and minimizes the pre-paint preparation requirement. In addition, the expanded conductive foil maximizes protection against lightning strike. The new product also simplifies repairs to damage caused by lightning. Loctite EA 9845 LC Aero for durable, high-quality paintable surfaces In line with the continuing trend toward lightweight construction, the use of Loctite EA 9845 LC Aero allows aircraft manufacturers to achieve weight savings of up to 30 percent. With its low areal weight, this surfacing film from Henkel minimizes core crush and reduces core mark-through. Increased resistance to UV radiation eliminates the need for sanding and reworking prior to painting. Even without sanding, Loctite EA 9845 LC Aero offers good paint adhesion, thereby increasing the durability of the composite parts’ finished surface. Chemical resistance to paint stripper reduces the time required for masking, which in turn lowers composite part finishing costs. The surfacing film offers additional flexibility in that it can be cured within a temperature range of 120° to 176° Celsius. Innovative Loctite EA 9845 LC Aero can be applied to areas including the fuselage, wings, engine nacelles and control surfaces.