1999 – 2005

Our Story Begins

The current managing director, Colin Nash, first introduced the SPEEDLINER® polymer spray liner into the UK in late 1999.

Professional spray liner products were virtually unheard of and non-existent in the UK at this time.

With its variety of versatile applications together with its protective qualities and operating as a 'one man' spray-liner business, it soon became obvious that there was enormous potential for spray-on liner products.

By February 2000 a decision was made to market and distribute SPEEDLINER® and its associated products throughout the UK.

Trading as SPEEDLINER® UK the company officially launched itself at the Commercial Vehicle Show in March 2000 held at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. Following the successful launch and being able to offer the first and only non-franchise, low-cost Dealer 'Start-Up' package by the end of 2000 SPEEDLINER® UK had gained 8 active Dealers / Application Centres.

SPEEDLINER® UK was incorporated in 2003 and over the next couple of years, pro-active marketing and promotion of the SPEEDLINER® product together with presentations regarding the general concept of the 'spray-on truck bed liner' was dramatically increased. Slowly but surely the Dealer base was expanded as more small to medium size, independent bodyshops / sprayshops, 4x4 truck specialists and 'special bespoke vehicle' builders / manufacturers discovered the uses and potential of the SPEEDLINER® polymer spray liner.

By early 2004 the SPEEDLINER® UK Ltd. authorised Dealer network had passed the 50 mark. As SPEEDLINER® UK Ltd. was beginning to enlist new Dealers in the general European marketplace a decision was made for an operating and trading name change to that of SPEEDLINER® EUROPE Ltd. as from June 2004.

SPEEDLINER® EUROPE Ltd. had already gained a number of independent Dealers and 'In House' manufacturing based product users across the UK, Ireland, Spain and Germany.