Harris Paints Partners with Flowcrete North America to Deliver World-Class Floor Coating Solutions
Harris Paints, the Caribbean’s Champions of Colour, just strengthened its position as the region’s leading coatings solution provider via an exclusive partnership with Flowcrete North America Inc. – the global leader in the industrial and commercial floor coatings business.
With over 30 years of experience and a remarkable client list including American Airlines, Nestlé, Coca-Cola and the Norman Manley Airport in Jamaica, Flowcrete specialises in providing a unique range of heavy-duty, virtually odour free hygienic floor coatings, that offer long term durability in demanding environments with the benefit of a smooth, easy to clean finish. These chemical and slip resistant floor coatings provide the highest level of thermal shock and impact resistance ensuring that no matter what the requirements are there is a solution at Flowcrete.
Chris Vaughan, Technical Sales Manager for Flowcrete North America said the decision was made to form a relationship with the Harris Group because of the latter’s extensive reach and credibility throughout the region:
“We were looking for a partner with a comprehensive understanding of the Caribbean market to assist us with growing our presence there. In addition, we were also keen on aligning ourselves with a market leader, as this would ensure greater prominence and acceptance of our products. In Harris/B-H Paints we were able to fulfil both of these desires as well as have access to a first class sales force and certified technical applicators.”
Luke Ticknor, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of the Harris Group of Companies said the range of Flowcrete’s products, including Flowshield SL, Flowcoat HTS and Flowseal EPW, offers durable, scratch-resistant and seamless floor finishes for a variety of environments, and have been chosen to provide economical solutions to floor coating problems experienced in the Caribbean, most notably in manufacturing & food facilities, retail outlets, hospitals, restaurants, schools, stadiums and airports:
“At Harris/B-H Paints we focus on providing the highest quality products and solutions to our customers. This commitment underpins our efforts to partner with leading suppliers such as Flowcrete North America who provides the best in floor coatings, offering excellent alternatives to the conventional tiles typically used in high-traffic areas and in wet processing and packaging areas. We believe that with the Flowcrete product line and our growing network of Certified Applicators, we can really help building owners reduce their initial and maintenance costs while helping them to achieve more hygienic and aesthetic floors, even in the most demanding environments.”
One such product line well-recognised in the food processing industry is the Flowfresh polyurethane concrete system which guarantees hardwearing, antimicrobial floor finishes that have been tested to the highest standards to provide the maximum hygiene and durability. Flowfresh products contain Polygiene®, a unique and exclusive active anti-microbial additive which protects against a number of bacteria, yeast and mold and has been scientifically proven to inhibit bacterial growth by up to 99.9%. Indeed, the Flowfresh products are all joint-free, delivering a seamless finish with no cracks, thus avoiding the accumulation of dust, dirt and bacteria. This renders the surface easier to clean and maintain and ensures improved hygiene between the wash cycles.
Flowcrete also offers many Methyl Meth-Acrylate (MMA) flooring systems that offer extremely rapid curing times, allowing for both industrial and decorative floors to be installed virtually overnight, minimizing downtime in existing operations.
In addition to providing access to Flowcrete’s wide range of seamless floor coatings suited to virtually any flooring application, Harris is committed to ensuring that its sales team is equipped with the relevant product knowledge and are up to date with the latest in floor coating technology to best advise their clients, and provide support across the region. This is evidenced by training programmes undertaken at regular intervals, the first of which took place earlier this year in Conroe, Texas where members of the Harris Group participated in extensive training conducted by the experts at Flowcrete North America.