When you choose PPG, you benefit from 75 years of experience in developing automotive coatings and much more. With more than 30,000 employees around the globe, constantly focusing on delivering solutions in such areas as Chemicals, Glass and Industrial Coatings, PPG also offers you the resources of a truly global company. Product
As one of the world's leading producers of advanced automotive paint systems, PPG provides customers with a wide range of product options featuring specific properties to suit virtually any application. There is a selection of high performing automotive refinish systems to choose from (including waterborne), a specifically formulated commercial transport system catering to the unique demands of heavy vehicle painting and when you are after the very latest word in special effects finishes, PPG has all the solutions. Each incorporates technically superior coatings technology to ensure that they deliver high productivity and a quality finish combined with ease of use and cost effectiveness. Training
As the biggest provider of bodyshop training services across Australasia, no one covers training like PPG. With the potential to deliver substantial efficiency gains, an ongoing training strategy for both managers and workshop staff is one of the best investments you cna make in the future of your business and PPG makes it easy.
Providing coverage to the majority of businesses throughout Australia and New Zealand is a network of five PPG owned training centres, as well as other facilities shared with leading TAFE institutes. Fitted with the latest equipment and training aids, they are staffed by dedicated Training Managers who are regarded as experts in their field.
On offer is a comprehensive selection of courses, called the Directions 21 Training program, which covers virtually every industry need - from body and paint shop techniques and processes, through to front office procedures - and most courses are part of the PPG purchase. It is a total training solution that can provide real benefits to your business's bottom line. OEM
To get an insight into the number of high level relationships PPG has developed with leading vehicle manufacturers around the globe you just need to ocnsider the fact that two out of every three cars in the world uses PPG technology. These associations often involve a ful spectrum of services that can include helping with the formulation of new vehicle colours, through to supplying a complete range of premium quality automotive coatings and helping with on-line technical support. They have even inspired the creation of innovative new products, such as PPG CeramiClearR
mar and scratch resistant clearcoat which was developed in conjunction with Mercedes Benz.
Importantly, it is PPG refinish customers who get a clear edge from these close relationships. With PPG paint systems extensively tested and approved as preferred refinish products by many vehicle manufacturers, it means that you can use them with complete confidence to produce a high quality finish no matter where in the world you are. Colour
The ability to quickly and accurately produce colour matches is essential in a modern refinish paint shop and PPG is dedicated to providing the colour solutions you need to consistently achieve that aim. As a colour innovator on the global automotive market, PPG works closely with vehicle manufacturers to create new colour formulations and that gives customers a head start as these formulas are rapidly made available to the refinish industry.
Customers also have access to a wide range of easy to use PPG colour tools such as the popular Paint Manager software program which includes a convenient list of 'variants' and 'specials' designed to save you precious time. Not to be underestimated are the colour laboratories at PPG Australia's Melbourne headquarters which are on hand to quickly assist the local market should any unusual colour issues arise. This unmatched package of PPG colour services provides a premium level of support that helps painters make fast, accurate colour matches and achieve an invisible repair first time every time. Business Services
Success in today's challenging industry environment is as much about effective business management as it is quality of workmanship and, here, PPG provides all the solutions you need. The PPG Access brand provides innovative, versatile and user-friendly software solutions, developed by an expert in-house team specifically to meet industry needs. Together they create a powerful tool aimed at enhancing bodyshop efficiency whether e-quoting, helping to run the shop smoothly or monitoring specific areas such as 'job costing'.
PPG's acclaimed MVP bodyshop development program is already helping many Australasian customers learn best practice procedures (for both shopfloor and administration) and refine their workshop flow. The key to the MVP program is that it measures business performance with solid facts that help operators make sound business decisions. The accurate information provided by PPG Access programs, in conjunction with the MVP program, forms the basis for long term strategic planning with a constant focus on improving efficiency and profitability. People
People are the key to any business and PPG people are the best in the business. As a custuomer, it is vital that you have immediate access to dependable and knowledgeable people who can support you whenever and wherever you need it and it is here that PPG is a clear market leader. Right across the Australasian region, PPG cusotmers rely on the support of the most extensive team of dedicated personnel in the industry, including Territory Managers, Distributor Technical Representatives, Training Managers and a wide range of other specialist PPG support staff.
These PPG people have years of real-life industry experience which gives them a clear understanding of the day-to-day challenges facing businesses today. That puts them in an ideal position to assist you with everything you need to run your business more efficiently and, importantly, more profitably. It is the PPG people who ensure that PPG's backup support service is second to none.