Axalta Coating Systems Huthwaite UK Ltd. was founded as Spencer Coatings Ltd. in Aberdeen in 1909, manufacturing industrial coatings for the Scottish shipbuilding and fishing industries. We established our reputation for high quality, durable products by ensuring vessels could take on the challenging environment of the Atlantic and the North Sea.

With the acquisition of Stokes Paints in 2012 the manufacturing, R&D and technical service functions were relocated from Aberdeen to a purpose-built factory in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. From this central location we are well placed to service the UK, Ireland and many export territories. The company’s registered office is still located in Aberdeen, which also serves as a stocking branch and retains R&D and technical support for the offshore sector.

We also have a depot in Belfast where we operate a full sales and technical service operation for customers in Northern Ireland and Eire.


We are an international operation, with products being used in industries worldwide.

In 2017, we became part of Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings. Axalta serve customers in the automotive OEM and refinish, commercial transportation, general industrial, architectural and decorative markets.

Our Services

Axalta Coating Systems are able to supply products and services to meet the exacting demands of coatings users and specifiers, quickly and effectively.

To make sure we provide the best possible products, we work closely with each customer to achieve the best specifications for cost-effective, long term protection of your assets, whether that is anticorrosion coatings for buried steelwork or sub-sea assets, or on exposed, above ground structures.

Our expert team provide full specification and technical service backup to ensure that the correct coating system is chosen and that application is trouble-free.

UK and International delivery

We have our own ADR delivery fleet centrally located at Huthwaite, East Midlands. Our regional depots in Sheffield, Belfast and Aberdeen also run their own fleet for local deliveries. We are supported by carriers capable of delivering hazardous goods, both next day and economy, throughout the UK as well as serving our international customers via carrier. Our company Axalta Coating Systems West Bromwich UK Ltd. based in West Bromwich also provides next day delivery throughout the UK and internationally via carrier.