Like our products, we stand the test of time.
BC Coatings has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1978 to become one of the largest industrial paint manufacturers in the country. Growing from a 5 staff operation to now over 90, BC Coatings has become a testament to what commitment, innovation and great customer service can achieve.
BC Coatings is a family owned and operated business and are committed to the development, manufacture, and supply of quality surface coatings products. We manufacture and supply polyurethane surface coatings as well as polyester coatings, epoxies, enamels, lacquers, UV protective coatings, Vetrocolor (our specialty glass coating system) and many, many more quality products to over 15 countries all over the world.
Over the many years in the paint industry BC Coatings has developed a diverse range of products for a variety of industries including the kitchen industry, automotive, marine, glass, and aviation to name a few.
Our mission is simple.
BC Coatings’ mission is to continue to provide our valued customers with support, quality of service and complete satisfaction well into the future.
We endeavor to continue to develop and improve every aspect of our products, processes and service.
We will continue to research and develop new technology to meet the needs of our customers. We will fine tune our team to ensure the most dedicated and focused people are helping our customers achieve the best end result.
Customer Service is the back bone of our company and if all of our customers’ needs are met, our goal has been fulfilled, to make a difference to our customers and their businesses. We pride ourselves on our ability to create and maintain success through customer recommendations and believe this is the best way to continue to grow.
Effort is not enough without purpose & direction.THE DIRECTORS
David Decorte began developing his experience in the surface coatings industry in Graphic Arts with F.T Wimble & Co where he completed his degree in Applied Science. He was a founding member and Technical Manager for technology company Vapocure Limited which sold licences to the likes of Dupont and Sumitomo.
He also worked as Technical Director of Chemidry Pty Ltd which licenced its paint drying technology to such companies as Wattyl, Taubmans and Croda Paints. Appointed as Technical Director at BC Coatings in 1994, David now has over 50 years of industry experience and continues to build on his wealth of experience.
Sales & Marketing Director
Sergio Sola’s earliest contact with the industry was when he worked in sales, service and installation of draft spray booths for the automotive refinish market. He gained invaluable experience here, in customer service.
Exposure to contract review procedures and marketing techniques were developed in Europe, Asia and the USA whilst working for Sola Industries and Chemidry Pty Ltd.
Sergio was appointed as Sales & Marketing Director in 1994 and his customer skills have been a primary factor in the company’s growth. Sergio continues to help many customers still, after 35 years plus industry experience.
Our Evolution.THE TIMELINE
Founded under the name of
‘De Havilland Paint Products’, the company made its humble start in the industry with Signage being the predominant market the company
was involved in.
The company was purchased by Serge Sola and David Decorte, giving the name ‘BC Coatings’ to the company.
The company was located in Botany, NSW where the business grew with the introduction of our small order Colour Matching service.
BC Coatings developed an interior grade polyurethane called UT900, predominantly for the Kitchen Industry. The business continued to grow with the introduction of this product with many new customers.
Our Vetrocolor Glass Coating System took off and fueled continuous growth within the company along with various contracts with overseas companies.
BC Coatings continues to improve and refine our processes and products to ensure customer satisfaction which is atop of our priority list.
Diversification into new markets such as Auto refinish, protective coatings and concrete protection are currently being pursued.
Space constraints once more resulted in various solutions being considered with the expansion of the Smithfield site finally being abandoned in favour of a move to Ingleburn, NSW in January 2018.
The factory is 4 times larger, on five times the land size as Smithfield.
BC Coatings created and perfected our first waterborne products, introducing our ‘Aquacolor’ range. Aquacolor has low VOC content and is recognised as being environmentally sound.
The company by this stage had outgrown the Botany premises and moved to a larger factory in Smithfield, NSW.
This period was one of rapid growth in all our traditional markets which saw turnover increase from $2M to $20M during our stay.
Our products have proven themselves time & time again.
BC Coatings have made an impact on many businesses in many industries throughout Australia and internationally.
Our most popular products include the Vetrocolor Glass Coating System, Aquacolor Water Based System, Metal Glaze
Liquefied Metal System, UT100 External Acrylic Polyurethane, UT900 Interior Polyurethane, UT105 Metallic Acrylic
Polyurethane, UT160 UV Max Clear Polyurethane, UT173 Anti-stealth Polyurethane, our Premium Automotive range, Zilch!
UT405 Super Matte and 600 Spirit Stain. We sell many more products, browse our full range today.
BC Coatings has and will continue to experience constant growth. This is not only because of our regimented and organised structure, but also because of our ability to maintain flexibility and commitment to our customers. This involves keeping fast turnaround times and also developing new products to satisfy their particular needs. Many of the products developed by BC Coatings over the years have been at the direct request of customers, dissatisfied with a product or service from their existing suppliers.
There is a large divide between the inflexible multi-national coatings giants with fixed product ranges and poor response times, and the multitude of small to medium sized companies with manufacturing concerns striving to win contracts on the basis of fastest turnaround times, keen pricing and minimal paint waste. BC Coatings has provided this service by putting in the necessary development time to meet the deadlines required by large manufacturers. We have also established ourselves as the company to rely on in times of crisis.
Since our relocation to a purpose built 7,000 sqm site in Ingleburn, we have continued to build on our traditional markets while exploring new markets in the specification driven areas of protective coatings, automotive refinishes & more. Technical innovation will continue to be refined and we are sustaining our endeavors with new export markets and overseas affiliations. We now have a greater production capacity to produce volume output at lower cost and expand sales of accessories through our retail showroom.
Always looking forward into the future.
Research & Development.
We know the importance of moving forward and remain dedicated to improving our current products and will continue to create new innovative products that propel us further into the future. In this manner, we resolve to ensure the quality of our products for the benefit of our customers.
Our impressive Laboratory allows us to develop and test our products. Our products are tried and tested to perform in Australia’s harsh conditions and for durability and high performance to meet Australian standards.
We monitor new developments in our current systems, presently focused on resins and environmentally friendly water-based and solventless systems. We are currently also working on developing room temperature paint curing technology.
BC Coatings will remain committed to providing the best possible outcome for our customers with long-lasting, quality results all the time.
The time we put into our processes is evident in the finished product.OUR PROCEDURES
Our Laboratory is on-site and is overseen by our innovative head chemist. The lab is used for the creation and independent testing of all our products ensuring the quality of our products for the benefit of our customers.
Our chemist can provide tailored solutions for your company and can work with you to achieve your desired goals.
Our products are tried and tested to perform in Australia’s harsh conditions and for durability and high performance to meet Australian standards.
Our Production department has the capability of manufacturing up to 2,600 litres in a batch. The process begins with a formula which presents all the important information and steps required to manufacture the product. Raw materials are then collected and prepared and all materials are combined step by step in precise increments.
It is critical that the process is done carefully and accurately to ensure quality of the product, as such, when the product has been made, the product is sent to the lab to be tested in Quality control. Once passed Quality Control, the product is sent for filling. The product is filled into cans, cleaned and correctly labelled and sealed securely for safe circulation.
The QC Department ensures the quality of each and every batch that leaves our factory. The Quality of our products is safeguarded by testing of the following:
• Viscosity (measure of its resistance to deformation)
• Grind (cleanliness)
• Anomalies (smoothness, orange peel, fish eyes, opacity)
• Tint strength
• Gloss level + more
Our goal is to prevent pollution, protect our environment and continually improve our environmental performance using managed programs to achieve our environmental objectives and targets. We ensure that compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements is at a minimum acceptable standard at all times.
Poor environmental performance is not a sustainable way of conducting business and BC Coatings recognizes the importance of minimizing waste, conserving energy and using resources wisely. A sustainable business is also a profitable business and is one that has satisfied customers.
The BC Coatings Policy and Procedures Manual and supporting procedures is built around the requirements of the International Standard for Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001: 2015. BC Coatings is committed to maintaining these systems as an integral component of its business management framework.