A milestone has arrived for Matrix System Automotive Finishes, as this year it celebrates 30 years in the automotive paint industry. Matrix System has announced plans to reveal a throwback label and new commemorative logo.
Matrix System was founded in 1983 in Walled Lake, MI by Kent Gardner, who originally grew the company to become one of the industry’s most successful manufacturers of high-quality clearcoats, primers, hardeners, and reducers.
By 1988, Gardner was selling paint hardeners to more than 100 Maaco bodyshops. It wasn’t long before he took a huge gamble and sold his highly profitable Maaco shops and devoted himself full-time to running his creation, Matrix System.
Today, having started in a bodyshop, Matrix System has become the fastest growing, most innovative paint company in America by giving customers high-performance systems and products at a reasonable price.
Now, with nearly 125 employees and over 400 distributors, Matrix System continues to be a premiere supplier to the PBE market, widely known for its innovative basecoat platforms and successful clearcoat products. Additionally, Matrix System offers a full complement of companion products to complete the repair or restoration at hand.
According to David Brunori, executive vice-president, “We have known for over three decades that the industry demanded a lower-cost option versus the major paint companies and we were right! In celebration of our 30 years, we have designed a 'Throwback' label for one of our longest standing clearcoats, MS-20 High Performance Urethane Clearcoat. The label resembles one of the very first labels we marketed: the “Space Matrix” from the 80s.
“This is a milestone that we couldn’t have reached without the strong support of our distributors, bodyshops, or employees. We want to send a huge thank you to everyone for making us a trusted part of their lives all these years,” says Brunori.