MD’s Update June 2022

Sales spikes indicate demand for coatings is strong We’re seeing these kinds of spikes more and more. A few weeks back we were hit with a huge spike in demand. As the graph shows, we usually make around 11-12k litres a […]

MD’s Update May 2022

Interpreting our year end data By way of update, the latest data on the ongoing battle to absorb as much of the continual price increases as possible. Average raw material price is now up 55% since last March, this is […]

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 February 2022

New statistics published in January by our great friends at British Coatings Federation addressed the significant raw material price inflation that has been impacting our industry for much of the last 12 months. BCF reports: 📈 Solvent prices were up […]

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 – September 2021

Purposeful. It’s the new mantra at Pronto. Actually, it has been for some time, we just didn’t quite name it. Stretching back into these early days of the pandemic in 2020, when we all had to significantly change our daily […]

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 […]