A Shropshire company has landed a unique deal with global giant 3M - making it the only firm in the UK to work on window tinting with the company behind brands such as Post It, Scotch-Brite and Nexcare.

UK Tinting Solutions Ltd, based at Tweedale Industrial Estate in Telford, specialise in installing window tinting film in both vehicles and buildings.

It is their work with vehicles that attracted the interest of the internationally-renowned 3M and they have recently been awarded 3M’s Authorised Automotive Window Film Installer status.

Duncan Richards, managing director of UK Tinting, said it was a marvellous coup for the firm to clinch the deal.

“3M is an amazing organisation, they are involved in so many projects across the spectrum, producing thousands of products in a variety of fields. They are involved in road safety, healthcare, office equipment and adhesives - to name but a few,” he said.

“They are market leaders in everything they produce, massive worldwide and have the advantage of their own superb science and technological infrastructure which has kept them at the forefront of the industry for many years.

“They are world leaders in window film and basically invented it back in about 1976, we’re delighted to be working with such a prestigious company.”

3M, a science-based technology company, has bases in more than 70 countries across the globe and laboratories in 36. Global sales in 2015 exceeded 30 billion US dollars and the company employs nearly 100,000 around the world.

Mr Richards said the deal comes after another good year for UK Tinting Solutions. Business continues to grow and the firm is extending it’s list of customers, they regularly deal with vehicle manufacturers and a number of large companies.

During the last 12 months the company has taken on four new members of staff to help deal with increasing demand.

Mr Richards said 3M were impressed with the specialised expertise and customer focused service they offer at UK Tinting Solutions.

He said: “3M have worked extensively in hotter countries like Dubai and parts of the US in combating heat retention in vehicles by installing film to keep occupants cool.

“This has not been such a major problem in the UK because of our weather, but we do get hot summers and there is a need for tinting in vehicles here to keep driving conditions comfortable.

“We have developed some standing ourselves in this area and we are delighted 3M have recognised us as their only UK Authorised Automotive Window Film Installer. It gives us brand awareness for our customers, it is estimated 85 per cent of people know about 3M, and gives us the top quality product to service our clients.

“UK Tinting Solutions is the first and only company in the UK to be awarded this deal and we are looking forward to a long and successful partnership with 3M.”

For more about UK Tinting Solutions, telephone the team on 01952 350410.