Sheerline Splashes Out On Colour

Sheerline has invested over £1 million in a new powder coating plant, bringing the most important secondary process that happens to aluminium profiles in house for the first time.

This investment in a fully vertically integrated, single site UK manufacturing facility helps strengthen Sheerline’s ability to offer its customers a consistent and blemish free finish according to the company.


 “In the past, we have relied on third party suppliers to powder coat our products. This has meant transporting mill finished profiles from our warehouse to the powder coaters, waiting for them to process it, then collecting it back, before it’s put into stock.”

– Greg Grabski 

Powder coating plant manager, Garnalex



“This obviously racks up mileage, increases the products carbon footprint and unavoidably introduces an extra incremental opportunity for damage to occur,” adds Garnalex’ Grabski. “By investing in our own powder coating facility, housed next door to our Hybrex aluminium press, we have built in efficiencies and significantly reduced stock movement – taking up to five weeks out of the process involved in putting painted profiles into stock.”


On time and in full

“This added agility,” adds Grabski, “ensures we can fulfil customers’ orders on time and in full, as well as giving us direct control over quality checks, with the ability to rectify any issues in hours rather than weeks. I come from the automotive industry – where I gained my experience in running quality obsessed painting operations. I will be using these skills and the higher quality expectations that automotive supply chains work to, to embed the correct processes and procedures into our operation - ensuring Sheerline’s powder coating is best-in-class.”



With one of the very best seven stage chrome free pre-treatment systems and a GEMA Magic Cylinder fast colour change system at the heart of thee painting facility, the powder coating plant has been sited adjacent to a modern aluminium press to optimise production flow, ensuring Garnalex keeps up with their customers appetite for the Sheerline range.

All Sheerline systems are available in a range of 12 colours. pure white, anthracite grey and jet black in matt as well as hipca gloss white, alongside cream, agate grey, squirrel grey, pastel turquoise and chocolate brown and three anodised metallic effects.

Picture: Sheerline’s new state-of-the-art powder coating plant.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
23rd August 2022


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