U-POL in South Africa at Automechanika 2013


U-pol was one of the manufacturers and distributors in the Automotive Industry at the Automechanika Exhibition in Johannesburg South Africa from the 8th to the 11th of May 2013. U-POL is a truly global British company dedicated to manufacturing and selling automotive refinish products including body fillers, coatings, aerosols, adhesives, consumables and wipes of the highest quality.


U-POL exports over 65% of its products to more than 100 countries worldwide.

We have met up with Mark Algar the Southern Africa Development Manager for U-POL in South Africa to give us a quick introduction to U-Pol and Barkocel at Automechanika 2013.


Mark Algar the Southern Africa Development Manager for U-POL

The U-POL Range of products include:

  • Clear Coats – High quality automotive clear coats that harden rapidly to give a high build, high gloss coating that is easy to flat & polish with excellent U.V. resistance and long term durability
  • Primer – A range of high quality automotive primers & primer fillers that can be applied directly to most substrates including e-coat. High build, fast drying, easy sanding and excellent coverage provide for increased throughput and improved body shop efficiencies.
  • Aerosols – Top quality automotive paints packaged in effective high powered, high performance aerosols. The latest technology ensures a clog-free application with a spray gun like finish. Coatings are formulated to create a permanent, high build, fast drying, quality finish.
  • Body Filler – A comprehensive range of polyester fillers to satisfy worldwide demand for quality and performance. Utilizing the latest advancement in resin technology. Available in a variety of innovative packaging solutions including patented filler bags and dispensers. Supplied with suitable hardener.
  • Compounds and Polish – A comprehensive range suitable for all modern paint systems.
    Covers the requirements of today’s body shop. Designed to ensure super-fast results in eliminating surface defects and producing a very high gloss finish.
  • Consumables – Superior quality and maximum convenience.
  • Hardeners – High quality isocyanate hardener for 2K acrylic coatings. For use with SYSTEM 20 2K primers, clears & solid colors. Water clear so does not discolor the clear coat. Different speeds for spot/panel repair and different climates.
  • Plastic Repair and Bonding – Effortless panel bonding and adhesion of a variety of substrates.
    Comprehensive range of applications from quick lug repair to large panel replacement. Long lasting repair of cracks in plastic.
  • Specialty Coatings and Sealants – Specialized coatings for specific applications including anti-stone chip protector and Pick-up bed liner incorporating U-POL’s unique FILL-SHAKE-SHOOT® delivery system.

For more information on U-POL and Barkocel you can visit the u-pol.co.za website.