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About Trimite


Originally established as ‘Trimite’ in London in 1940, Trimite Global Coatings are now a major supplier to the UK, Ireland and global industrial coatings and pretreatment markets. We supply materials under our own names, and we are also a major toll manufacturer for other coatings companies.

‘Trimite Global Coatings’ is our modern brand, which unifies our previously well known industry-leading identities including Trimite Technologies, Carrs Coatings, Firwood Paints, Glixtone, Asbury Brodie and others. The Trimite Global Coatings brand increases our focus on our core markets and customers, and spearheads our ambitious growth plans and technical development targets.

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Carrs Coatings founded as ‘Arthur L.F.Carr Ltd’ in Birmingham.


Industrial, commercial and domestic paints specialist Firwood Paints is established in Bolton.


Trimite paint manufacturing is founded in West London, UK.


'Arthur L.F. Carr Ltd' becomes Carrs Paints Ltd.


Specialist architectural paint and maintenance coating brand Glixtone is launched.


Acquisition of Astleys industrial finishing division, water based technology specialists.


Carrs Paints moves to a purpose-built factory at Redditch.


Acquisition of Carrs Paints Ltd, renamed Carrs Coatings Ltd.


Acquisition of Asbury, Brodie Ltd., metal pretreatment specialists at Hockley, Birmingham.


Trimite becomes UK distributor of Weilburger railway products.


Acquisition of Firwood Paints Ltd. at Bolton.

2020 - 21

Company is rebranded as Trimite Global Coatings.

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Environmental & Social Responsibility

Trimite recognises its responsibility to the environment as an integral part of its long-term business strategy.

All employees receive training on safety, health and environmental issues and we encourage environmental awareness across our business. This commitment is reflected in our Core Values statement for our business.

We operate an environmental management system to a minimum of ISO 9001, and up to ISO 14001 in some areas. Our Industrial and Floor Paints division also complies with the British Coatings Federation’s ‘Policy on Sustainable Development’.

Trimite Firwood site at Bolton, UK.