HGV Paint Shop – we’ve got it covered


When it comes to adding the final touches to an accident repair, our paintshops are the experts. But it doesn’t stop there, from vehicle restoration with a refreshed paint job to adding a custom spray to a brand new Scania; we’ve got it covered.

If you are restoring an old vehicle, we know how important it is to make sure it is in safe hands. Our technicians are experienced and will always ensure they get the right balance to keep its character whilst bringing it back to its original glory. Neglected paintwork can lead to a dull finish, and that’s the last thing we want with any classic beauty!

For some, a restoration can include working on the complete vehicle to make it as close to the original as possible, but others just want a paint job. “We make sure to listen to exactly what the customer wants, that way we can get it right every time” explains Dan Bantick, Stowmarket Bodyshop Supervisor.

Recently, the Stowmarket bodyshop gave a new lease of life to one of our old shunters which has since been displayed at the Norfolk show. “Some of the older parts that needed replacing weren’t available to us, but with the experience of our team we managed to find a way around it,” continues Dan. The classic 2-series was previously used as a shunter at our Norwich branch, but we thought it would be a great idea to restore it and take it to local shows to illustrate just how much Scanias have changed over time. 

“We make sure to listen to exactly what the customer wants, that way we can get it right every time”

When providing a new vehicle, it is just as important for us to get it right. Customers can often request a bespoke finish beyond standard factory shades, so we finish the vehicle in our paintshop to make sure it really stands out on the roads. “We use a colour matching Spectrometer camera to produce any custom colour ” says Wellingborough Bodyshop Manager Steve Reynolds. The ability to colour match a requirement provides endless options. “When it comes to the paintshop , meeting customer’s needs is always our priority,” he continues.

So if you’re looking for a paintshop you can trust with your vehicle, old or new, TruckEast are here to help. Our Stowmarket and Wellingborough bodyshops have full height paint booths and low bake ovens to deliver the highest quality finish. We will always work with you to make sure any paint job is exactly how you’d like it, and we’re used to working with insurers too. To find out more, get in touch with us on the details below.