“Batchglow was one of Thermaset’s first customers when, during their first week of trading in 1985, David Murray sold powder to our then MD Tom Bulmer.
That was before my time but I suppose that to be still trading together is a sure sign that Thermaset is meeting our needs. The relationship has always been close. Indeed, early on there was a football match between the two companies, Thermaset could only muster nine players but we offered two from our ranks and lo and behold one of them scored the winning goal that beat us!
Three things are important when buying from a powder coating manufacturer: Price, Product and Delivery. Thermaset performs well on this trio of essentials and offers more into the bargain.
We have found Thermaset’s colour matching to be exceptional, the powder has good opacity – especially in the range of yellows. Unlike some powder providers, who take an order from us and then have to ‘spec’ it up with outside manufacturers, Thermaset produces its own products and is able to be more in control and they are efficient.
Thermaset’s after sales support too is very good, we have built up trust together and have found Thermaset to be very reliable. Delivery is next day and this helps enormously in an industry that requires quick turnaround. We order predominantly by phone but there are a variety of ways to order.
A large majority of our work (70 percent) is in metal but one of Batchglow’s specialities is to powder coat MDF, a very tough challenge. We have undertaken some interesting assignments in our MDF Specialised Coatings Division including TV stands.
Our clients include; National Lottery (80,000 sets for scratch card stands) JCB, M&S and Primark.”
CHRIS SMART, SANAGING DIRECTOR, BATCHGLOW
Chris Smart joined Batchglow in 1998 and is Managing Director. Located in Dinnington, Sheffield, Batchglow is a high quality powder coater.
The company employs 34 people and has a fleet of four 7.5 tonne curtain sided lorries generally covering the M1/M62 corridor from West Yorkshire to Loughborough.
Services provided include Polyester Powder Coating, Epoxy Powder Coating, Fusion Bonded Epoxy Coating and Polymer Coating.