Paintbox has a key role in the UK automotive industry supply chain. The majority of UK-based automotive manufacturers and their Tier 1 suppliers entrust us with the supply of their components.

Since our foundation in 1989, we have carefully developed our unique mix of paint solutions and engineering services to reflect the evolution of the market and the needs of our customers.

We pride ourselves not only on our technical excellence and ability to meet exacting quality standards but also on our flexibility in meeting customer needs. The majority of our orders are fulfilled on a just-in-time or just-in-sequence delivery basis.

Services at Paintbox are divided into two broad areas:

  • The supply of painted premium-quality exterior systems, such as front and rear bumper modules.
  • Tier 1- and Tier 2-level supply of a wide range of exterior and interior paint solutions (short and long run) and associated support services.

Paintbox has a workforce of over 300 employees and has an annual turnover in excess of £40 million. Our work is carried out at state-of-the-art production facilities in Birmingham and Banbury. Our Engineering Centre is located in Banbury.

Paintbox History

1989 Paintbox is established in Brackley, Northamptonshire, to provide services to the Formula 1 industry, from one-off specialist vehicles to smaller automotive parts.

1999 Paintbox moves to a new 65,000 square ft. (6,000m²) facility in Banbury. Our first robotic paint line is installed.

2001 A new 65,000 square ft. (6,000m²) facility for engineered components is opened in Birmingham.

2002 Paintbox is appointed Tier 1 supplier of body colour components and exterior kits for Bentley motor cars.

2002 A second robotic paint line is installed at our Banbury facility.

2003 A third robotic paint line is installed at our Banbury facility.

2004 Jaguar Land Rover appoints Paintbox as a Tier 1 supplier of sequenced body colour parts.

2006 Aston Martin appoints Paintbox as a Tier 1 supplier of closure systems and painted interior and exterior components.

2007 A new manual paint line is installed at our Birmingham facility.

2009 Paintbox is appointed as a Tier 1 supplier of body colour components and exterior kits for the second-generation Bentley motor cars.

2010 Honda appoints Paintbox as a Tier 1 supplier of sequenced body colour parts.

2011 A new manual paint line, robotic flaming treatment line and state-of-the-art environmental control equipment are installed at our Banbury facility.

2011 Paintbox is appointed as a Tier 1 supplier of bumper radiator shells and sills to the new generation Rolls-Royce motor cars.

2011 The Paintbox Engineering Centre and an off-site warehousing facility are opened in Banbury.

2012 Additional manual painting facilities are installed at our Banbury site.

2013 State-of-the-art automated cleaning systems are installed at our Banbury site. Our assembly facilities in Birmingham are expanded.

2014 A fourth robotic paint line is commissioned.