PPG & OEMs – Expert Panel & New Services Organization

As automotive technology advances and its complexity increases, PPG remains at the forefront of innovation, partnership and commitment.  PPGRefinish, division of PPG Industries, is a global leader in the refinish paint and coatings industry.  Your dedicated, local PPG™ Platinum Distributor, Gipe Auto Color, can assist your shop by demonstrating the many ways PPG continues to seek new ways to deliver world-class products and critical business services and support.  Keep reading to learn about some of the ways PPG works with major OEMs for your success.

New OEM Services Organization

This past March, PPG proudly announced the creation of an automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) services organization.  The purpose of the new organization is to “aggressively support” the success of OEM globally through a varied portfolio of technologies, services and capabilities.  Put simply, as a result of this new organization, PPG will be able to accelerate the development and introduction of new coatings solutions.

PPG and OEM Expert Panel

PPG refinish works closely with all the major automotive OEMs to ensure its paint refinish systems are approved for use in collision repair programs.  Additionally, PPG refinish partners with OEMs in a variety of ways to make certain its customers have access to the best and latest industry information.  One way that PPG partners with you to support success in all areas of your shop is by hosting informational conferences, such as an OEM expert panel from a past MVP Business Solutions Conference.  During this session, representatives from several major automotive OEMs were available for an extended question-and-answer forum discussing topics such as the importance of following OEM repair procedures – how to access the information and receive up-to-date training, correct diagnostics and recalibration of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in repairs.  You can view the full video presentation here.

MVP Business Solutions Conference – Save the Date!

Attendance at the MVP Business Solutions Conference is an investment in your shop and your people.  It is an opportunity for you to take time out of your busy schedule to refocus, gain valuable insight from industry experts, and network with other collision professionals.

The 2020 MVP Conference will take place in Doral, FL from April 19 – April 21.  For more information about the conference, click here.  Your Gipe Auto Color representative will be happy to help you register to attend the conference.  Each of the last eight conferences were sell-outs so don’t delay – contact Gipe Auto Color today.


About Gipe Auto Color

With over 50 team members and 9 locations serving Kentucky, Southern Indiana, Southeast Illinois, and Northwest Tennessee, Gipe Auto Color is one of the largest PPG™ Platinum Distributors in the region.  We have seven dedicated tech reps certified in all PPG™ automotive refinish product lines.  Their primary duty is to help customers apply PPG™ coatings using techniques that ensure maximum performance day in and day out.

Our service does not stop in the paint shop. We offer assistance in process evaluation, development of standard operating procedures, inventory management, performance data analysis, and targeted improvement strategies with an emphasis on customer profitability.

For expert assistance with PPG software, online tools and resources, call 502.966.2384  Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm.