MD’s Update April 2022

“Have you got it available? I need it now!”   Do you remember the old days ? When you learned your craft on how to engage with your target market and write relevant content? When you rehearsed the first conversation […]

Top Ten Pronto Distributor Paints 2022

We’re often asked which coatings achieve the most sales through distribution so we’ve looked at the sales data and can share our Distributor Coatings Top Ten for the very first time. If you want to try out or stock any coatings […]

MD’s update March 2022

Pricing. The subject we try to avoid whenever possible, for fear of upsetting the applecart maybe. The red line on the chart below shows where we pegged oil price when reviewing prices in Sept-Nov 2021.     I could do […]

MD’s update – December 2021

We’re, almost unbelievably, nearly at the end of 2021, another tumultuous year in our industry. And it’s time to reflect. But we’re not going to be downbeat. We’ve all faced a multitude of challenges that have been well documented. Instead, […]

MD’s Update – August 2021

  We always strive to walk on the positive side of life at Pronto. And we’re pleased that the coatings industry, via the BCF is reporting increasing levels of confidence and a surge in demand in some areas. They’re seeing […]

Choosing coatings for metal fabrication and steel applications

When you are specifying coatings for metal fabrication, there are naturally different types of coatings that are best suited to different applications. But what is driving your choice? Here’s four of the most important.   Corrosion protection The main purpose […]

Global coatings update

We’re always interested in what is happening at the top of the market, as invariably things do trickle down through the supply chain – some quicker than others. And it’s encouraging to see some big shifts in some of our […]

MDs blog – Demand and Supply update, June 2021

Writing in response to a recent BBC Business piece about building projects being hit by lack of supplies and price rises (26/5/21) I commented that we’ve been in the eye of this storm for several months now. We’re confident that […]