More locations and choice with new ACIS distribution partner signing


As part of its ‘Agility 2025’ strategic business programme, ACIS Ltd is expanding its strong independent distribution network further in April with the signing of its eighth member Paint Services, a leading supplier of paints, consumables and PPE, widening the distribution choice for body repair professionals.

The addition of Paint Services and its four locations (Paint Services – Reading; Paint Services – Cheltenham; Total Paint Services – Southampton, and Total Concept Paints – Chichester) is part of ACIS’ ongoing commitment to align its independent distribution network with the needs of the repair market by providing more locations, more choice and more customer touch points in less drive time. As a result, a ninth member will be announced in June bringing the total number of locations up to 53 with total sales of around £80m.

Graham O’Neill, chief executive of ACIS Ltd, says, “The ACIS network is totally focused on putting the customer first, and the longstanding experience and expertise of Rob Hornsby and his team at Paint Services are totally aligned with this ethos. We look forward to a long and fruitful working relationship, providing more opportunities to repairers while introducing initiatives that will enable relationships to develop and flourish between ACIS members and their customers.”

Rob Hornsby, managing director of Paint Services, comments, “Founded in 1945, we are extremely proud to be a fourth generation family business with a great team behind us. Being independent, we have strived to build a strong reputation based on high quality personal service. We are very excited to be joining ACIS and believe our membership will continue to enhance our business offering by presenting more opportunities and added value initiatives that we can bring to our customers and staff, helping them expand and grow into the future.”

The UK’s leading independent distribution network currently comprises eight ACIS members: Coachfinish, Dingbro, Granlyn, Movac, Paint Services, Sayers, Supertune and Waregrain.