We are thrilled to announce a significant milestone for the NBRA & VBRA community: AkzoNobel has officially joined us as our Paint Supplier Partner. This partnership marks a continuation of our longstanding relationship, built on mutual trust and a shared commitment to excellence in the automotive repair industry.

Over the past few years, AkzoNobel has been an integral part of our journey, collaborating closely with our members and organisation. Today, we are excited to renew and reinforce this collaboration, bringing forth a renewed sense of continuity and offering great benefits for all our members.

At NBRA & VBRA, we are dedicated to shaping the future of our industry with a focus on sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint. During our discussions with AkzoNobel, it became evident that they share our values and are equally committed to these crucial objectives. AkzoNobel’s diverse range of products, digital tools and services showcases their dedication to sustainability, aligning perfectly with our vision for a greener, more environmentally conscious future.

This partnership represents more than just a business arrangement; it embodies a shared commitment to innovation, quality, and responsibility. We are eager to embark on this journey together, leveraging AkzoNobel’s expertise and resources to drive positive change within our industry.

Martyn Rowley, our Executive Chairman, rightly points out the significance of this collaboration: “It’s great to have AkzoNobel as our new Supplier Partner in the paint arena with us. Thanks to Frank Delaney and the Team at AkzoNobel who demonstrated their sustainability and carbon footprint credentials brilliantly, which made our decision easier when choosing who takes up the supplier partner position.”

Frank Delaney, UK&I Country Sales Manager for AkzoNobel’s Vehicle Refinishes business says “It’s great to be able to continue building on the relationship we have with NBRA and extend our collaboration to become a Supplier Partner. It’s important for AkzoNobel to be recognised as delivering best-in-class sustainable solutions and services to UK Bodyshop’s and we are looking forward to working with NBRA to support their members in the future.”

As we look ahead to the next 12 months and beyond, we are filled with optimism and enthusiasm for the opportunities that lie ahead. Together with AkzoNobel, we will continue to push boundaries, innovate, and lead the way towards a more sustainable future for the automotive repair industry.

We extend our warmest welcome to AkzoNobel and express our gratitude for their partnership. Here’s to a successful collaboration filled with shared achievements and meaningful progress.