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About the company

Teal and Mackrill Limited are a leading name in marine paints and coatings, with a heritage dating back to 1908. They produce a range of products from their base in Hull including, marine grade varnishes, topcoats, undercoats, primers, antifouling coverings, bilge paint and other specialist marine coatings. Incorporating the brands “Teamac” and “Coo-Var” as well as established own branding for custom bespoke products. They export their high quality specialist marine and functional paints throughout Europe.

About the project

With demand for increased capacity, the project will support an extension to the existing factory. New machinery has been purchased and a reorganisation of the site has taken place to maximise the efficiency of capacity. Production and distribution have now been combined under one roof and the factory is working towards a 50% increase in paint manufacturing capacity in 2016.  The project is core to a wider three year development phase to transform the site, with the company already investing in a large scale overhaul of the factory structure and creating new laboratories and modernised office space.

Job creation

As a direct result of this investment five jobs have been created, including additions to the sales and technical teams.

The future

Geoff Mackrill, Managing Director of Teal and Mackrill Limited said, “This project lays the foundation of the development of Teal and Mackrill as a specialist paint manufacturer. We’re proud to be exporting to 15 countries internationally and hope to continue to invest in our local workforce”.

In brief

 Location: Hull

Size: Medium

Project Cost: £495,000

RGF grant: £99,000

Jobs: 5