Who We Are
Car Colors of North Shore
Car Colors is the major PPG automotive paint supplier for the North Shore and Auckland areas. Car Colors are a member of the exclusive PPG Platinum Distributor network and service the automotive, fleet and Industrial coatings markets. We pride ourselves in setting the standard within these industries as the leader in customer service.
Our staff are highly skilled in the refinish market and have over 120 years collective practical experience and are here to give our customers the very best of advise on all aspects of the automotive painting trades. Our resident colour matchers offer a free colour matching service to a pre-set formula, or have available the very latest computerised colour spectrophotometer or simply by a visual match to a customer’s sample. Our complete inventory includes all of the markets leading brands that are related to automotive paint and equipment needed to operate a successful collision repair shop on an everyday basis
Car Colors started out in 1993 based in Glenfield with a mission to provide a level of service that had not been experienced before in the refinish market. We partnered with all the major supply brands which have proved to be one of our key success factors. Ken Smith the Managing Director has had 43 years experience in the collision repair market, from serving his apprenticeship as a panelbeater through to being National Sales Manager for ICI Autocolor prior to opening Car Colors. Technical Manager Barry Wadham has also had 30 years practical experience and Kelly Osborne our colour matcher has also had 30 years practical experience. An exciting new venture is the investment in the future with the introduction of the second generation of the family into the business with two of Ken’s sons now responsible for key roles within the business.
In 2004 the business moved to its current location in Albany to a brand new, state of the art purpose built facilities unmatched anywhere else in the trade. The new facilities offer many new innovative and ergonomic features that ultimately benefit our customers. The retail showroom showcases all the products used for the DIY market.
Throughout the changes and continued growth, one thing that has remained constant in this family run business is SERVICE. That is what started this company and that is what will keep our company strong for years to come. Our objective has been to develop better methods of doing business within the Auto Body Repair industry through programs such as MVP and Customer First.
Please take some time to navigate through our website. We’re sure you’ll find our list of products, services and support which are second to none in this industry. You can contact us at anytime by clicking the buttons.