Autopaints Express
Autopaints Express

AutoPaints Express was originally BMF group based in Elswick, Newcastle.
We now operate a shop that is open to both trade and public.
We are based in a specialist unit, located at Westerhope Business Park, Newcastle supplying the north east with all your paint and consumables – recently moving into industrial and specialist paints. We deliver same day with fast response.
We hope to move to a bigger unit this year in Blaydon as sales and size progress steadily thanks to all our customers, trade and public alike.

Q & A

Q. Having a customer based company, how hard is it to keep on top of competitive pricing, deals and obviously the competition?
A. With the current ‘climate’ as everyone calls it, competition is fierce and the pricing is hard work. With a boom in internet sales it’s a lot harder to achieve a decent margin.

Q. What problems and pitfalls have you had to overcome throughout your business journey?
A. The whole experience in the last 3 years seems to have been all problems and I don’t expect it to get any easier to be fair – once one problem is sorted another arises from phone lines going down to suppliers running out of stock, the list would be endless.

Q. What are your top 3 products or services you offer at the moment?
A.
1. Paint mixing /matching service ( Aerosol also )
2. Same day service
3. All dry goods to do with refinish products

Q. For someone relatively new to owning and running their own business how hard was it at first?
A. Extremely hard – it took its toll on home life mainly as the pressure and stress gets to you to make it work but we all need to take risks now and again. I found this settled down a lot after the first year.

Q. The major worldwide issues like global warming, harmful CFC gasses,green and electric cars etc. How many changes has the trade made to counteract these effects?
A. To be fair there has been no significant changes to our line of work other than more fuel effective vans – maybe we could do more now you mention it!

Q. What would be in your dream garage?
A.
Project vehicle = Nissan 350z
Family vehicle = Mercedes ML55 amg
Commuting vehicle = Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 Tdi Quattro Black Edition
Bad weather 4×4 vehicle = Defender obviously 🙂
Sunny day vehicle = BMW E93 M3 V8 Convertible
Your vehicle = Nissan R34 GTR

Q. Do you have any future developments?
A. Future developments include moving premises to a bigger more professional outfit this year and a bigger stock level.

Q. As a fellow car enthusiast, you see lots of styles come and some go, some stay for what seems like a lifetime…
Dub (vag),
Stance nation,
JDM (Japanese domestic market),
Drift,
Ford anything RS/Cosworth,
Subaru/Evo
What category would you be in?
A. I would say JDM would always be undeniably in my heart! I will own the 34R soon!

Car History

Ford Fiesta,
Toyota MR2 1991 GT,
Honda Integra Type R 98,
Vauxhall Calibra 2.5 V6,
BMW E46 325 coupe 2002,
BMW E36 328 convertible 1996,
Current is Ford Transit Connect, this year hopefully track car either Mitsubishi Evo 4 track ready or Nissan 350z for a build.

Just a few of the products we do …

Vehicle paint codes mixed while you wait,
By the litre and aerosol spray cans too.
Body panels,
All garage equipment from tools – consumables

Just a few of the products we do …

Vehicle paint codes mixed while you wait,
By the litre and aerosol spray cans too.
Body panels,
All garage equipment from tools – consumables

Click on an item below to find out more.

Abrasives
Activators
Aerosols
Consumables
Fillers
Lacquers
Paints
Polishing
Primers
Thinners
Tinters
Tools

Unit 8
Westerhope Small Business Park
Newcastle
Tyne and Wear
NE5 1NF

Tel: 0191 5009010

Opening hours :
Mon – Thur 08.30 – 16.30
Fri 08.30 -17.00
Sat – 08.30 – 12.00
Email : sales@autopaintsexpress.co.uk

Our Location

www.autopaintexpress.co.uk website

Remember they might even give you some discount if you mention…
ccxuk.com

Small selection of the companies Autopaints Express use….

UPol

sealey

starchem

prospray

We would like to thank AutoPaints Express for all their input in this section.
We were shown around their really well stocked premises and met all their staff which are all key to the day to day smooth running of a very busy business.
The knowledge that these guys have is immense whether you are trade, working in a body repair shop or someone who is just looking for a colour match aerosol can, (made there and then to order), resin cutting compound or car body panel, the choice is extensive and of course all comes with plenty of good advice.