Carbon Group Agrees Supply Contract with World-leading Manufacturer of Eco-friendly Buses

Joe McBride, Tactical Purchasing Specialist at The Bamford bus company t/a Wrightbus with Brian Walsh, Managing Director, Carbon Group.


Photo: Joe McBride, Tactical Purchasing Specialist at The Bamford bus company t/a Wrightbus with Brian Walsh, Managing Director, Carbon Group.

Carbon Group is delighted to announce that it will supply specialist powder coatings to a Co. Antrim company that’s internationally recognised for its design and manufacture of EV and hydrogen-powered buses.

Seeking to move towards the elimination of harmful emissions and improve air quality, Ballymena-based Wrightbus is a world-renowned bus manufacturer and pioneer of next generation sustainable transport.

Representing AkzoNobel in Ireland, Carbon Group is delighted to work closely with our partner to supply environmentally-friendly powder coatings to businesses that strive to ensure that they are eco-aware. Interpon is AkzoNobel’s global brand of advanced powder coatings frequently used in the automotive industry. The Interpon range has been proven to be safe, clean, economical and eco-friendly[i].

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Joe McBride, Tactical Purchasing Specialist at The Bamford bus company t/a Wrightbus, believes AkzoNobel’s Interpon range is the right fit for the Ballymena-based manufacturer:

“Here at Wrightbus, we are immensely proud of our dedication to designing and building quality buses as we move towards zero emissions; with this in mind, we seek to partner with reliable, quality suppliers that have a focus on sustainability. We’re very pleased to partner with Carbon Group and AkzoNobel, ensuring that we can rely on consistently high-quality, environmentally friendly products for Wrightbus”.

Similarly, Carbon group, representing AkzoNobel in Ireland, is delighted to work closely with Wrightbus. Carbon Group Managing Director, Brian Walsh, travelled to Ballymena last week to finalise the supply contract details.

“Our paint division is proud to be so closely linked with environmentally-worthy projects. AkzoNobel’s Interpon range is market leading in terms of clean and safe powder coating products that are used in general trade, architecture and, of course, automotive projects”, Brian explains.

“It’s great to see environmentally-friendly powder coatings complement Wrightbus and their business strategy. We’re delighted to help, in a small but significant way, as the business strives towards zero emissions, without sacrificing quality and protection.

We look forward to many years of positive and proactive partnership with Wrightbus and we wish them every success as they endeavour to grow their business globally”.

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Read more about Wrightbus and their latest business developments here.

More About Interpon by AkzoNobel:

Interpon Powder coatings are:

  • Solvent-free
  • Reduced risk of fire
  • Lead-free
  • Ease of waste disposal
  • No hazardous materials used during clean up
  • No Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
  • Contain no toxic heavy metals such as lead or chromium (VI)
  • No paint sludge from a spray booth
  • High Application Efficiency; recyclable, up to 99% usage, overspray can be reused
  • Improved productivity
  • One coat system, simple process
  • Can build high film thicknesses easily, up to 150 microns with one coat
  • No costly removal and reprocessing of solvents
  • Highly durable
  • Low carbon footprint

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More About Carbon Group:

Specialising in the supply of chemicalsfood ingredients and high-end paints, Carbon Group has evolved to become a progressive business with a global outlook. Our clients want solutions that achieve the most efficient, effective and flexible approach for their business. In fact, our entire business is geared towards giving customers more choice combined with best practice across sourcing, compliance, manufacturing, storage and mobilisation.