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RAPTOR Trial success with Bristol Waste view story

RAPTOR TRIAL SUCCESS AS THE TIDE OF TIME IS STEMMED ON RUST RAVAGED LORRIES. The fleet manager for Bristol’s waste disposal operation believes the use of Raptor protective coating developed by U-POL could extend the lifecycle of his heavily corroded vehicles by at least two years. Iain Fortune, who oversees the daily use of the city’s fleet of 284 collection vehicles, freely admits to being “astonished” by how instantly effective the protective system produced at the company’s Wellingborough factory has proven. He claims a trial over the winter whereby two vehicles that were ravaged by rust caused by acidic foods collected from the kerbside were treated with Raptor and that the corrosion that was literally eating away at the metal units has ceased. In addition, as Bristol Waste used U-Pol’s Made To Order product pre-tinted to their branded colour, the vehicles instantly looked fresh and corporate.

RAPTOR has partnered with TATA STEEL view story

U-POL, the UK’s leading producer of protective coatings, has teamed up with Tata Steel to provide the Commercial Vehicle sector with what’s being heralded as a ‘game changer’ of a lightweight system that can be used in the production of HGV trailers and the lining of LCVs. One of the world’s leading steel manufacturers, turned to the Northamptonshire-based company to supply its highly durable non-slip Raptor protective coating to complete its Coretinium® product – Tata Steel innovative and highly durable system developed to dramatically save vital weight to maximise a vehicles’ available payload, improve fuel economy and reduce emissions.

Innovation for the Commercial Vehicle Market view story

U-POL is delighted to be returning to the CV show in April this year with new additions and product innovations as part of its Raptor Protective Coatings System. As part of its new offer Raptor Coating can now be tinted to almost any RAL colour that a client requires. The introduction of Made To Order Colour ensures the product is mixed at U-POL’s Northamptonshire production facilities to meet exact corporate brand requirements whereas previously the unrivalled protection barrier was only available in black or a tintable version. This new and exciting development gives a factory standard, ready mixed and ready for use product that can be supplied in virtually any RAL colour and will match all Fleet Managers brand requirements – such as a Sainsbury orange or a John Lewis green.

Isuzu UK Introduces RAPTOR Tough and Protective Coating For D-Max Pickups view story

There's no doubt that the Isuzu D-Max pickup truck is the weapon of choice for those that like to live their life on the edge, those folk that like nothing more than exploring the ragged edges of the natural world, and who value practical, go-anywhere ability above all else, and the Isuzu D-Max is the most capable of them all. Isuzu UK is proud to announce that it can now supply Raptor protective coatings on its whole pickup range, a highly significant development.

Think again - Take a fresh look at U-POL view story

After 70 years of pioneering products and supplying the vehicle repair industry across the world, U-POL has undergone a major transformation over the past couple of years. Fuelled by the re-acquisition by the private equity house Graphite Capital, a new senior management team headed by CEO Guy Williams is now firmly in place to drive the business forward with the sole aim of becoming the leading manufacturer and supplier of fillers, clearcoats and consumables encompassing the entire vehicle repair process.