A fast-growing powder coatings company which counts some of the region’s biggest firms among its clients is planning for further expansion.
GT Coatings, based on Aycliffe Business Park, has invested heavily in cutting-edge machinery to help improve efficiency and productivity, ensuring its position as a leader within the coatings industry.
And now the company, which is owned by Nick Turnbull following its separation from the GT Group in 2016, is embarking on a drive to further strengthen its regional client portfolio by attracting more larger orders which it is now in a stronger position to fulfil.
General manager Chris Anderson said: “Over the last five years we have committed around £115,000 in new machinery and further recent investment means we can take on higher volume orders for new and existing clients.”
GT Coatings employs around 25 people at its Aycliffe factory and has a £1.2m turnover.
It was originally part of the family-owned GT Group, which has facilities across the region.
But when the group was acquired by a German firm three years ago, GT Coatings separated and is now under the ownership of founder Geoff Turnbull’s son Nick, with the day-to-day management overseen by Chris.
Its current client base includes established brands across sectors including automotive, oil and gas, construction and manufacturing.
Anderson added: “As we look to establish ourselves within the higher volume, bulk order end of the powder coatings market, we will continue invest in new machinery and talented personnel who we think are the right fit for the business to help us achieve our ambitions.”