With a history that goes back to 1907, Eguchi Iwao are one of Japan’s largest supplier of paints, coatings, and specialty materials with a turnover of $500 million. Following their successful expansion in Asia and Africa for the past 18 years, they progressed their development into Europe, opening a new office – Eguchi Iwao Europe (EIE) – in September 2019, which is based in UK.
The pace of the group’s development in Europe has accelerated considerably when EIE established Eguchi Iwao UK (EIUK) and purchased the Supply 360 division from International Applications Ltd. (IAL) – one of the strongest coatings and consumable distributors in the UK. With IAL being a supplier on the UK market for 13 years, EIUK gained access to important national customers like Hitachi, Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota.
With the acquisition of the Supply 360 division from IAL, EIUK also acquired two national distributors: Paintstore in Warwickshire and BS Supplies in Staffordshire and therefore are now supported by an extensive local technical service and logistics operations.