Universal Graphics acquire BM Coatings

Universal Graphics takes massive steps towards further innovation and sustainability with the acquisition of BM Glass Coatings.


Universal Graphics Ltd. Ireland’s leading vehicle branding and signage company, is delighted to announce the acquisition of the business of BM Glass Coatings and Graphics Ltd., Ireland’s leading architectural window film installer.


The BM Glass Coatings product portfolio and skillset perfectly complements Universal Graphics’ class-leading signage and interior branding offerings, and reinforces our position as the provider of choice for complete end-to-end solutions for our clients.

This acquisition underlines Universal Graphics’ progression in the supply of sustainable solutions to Irish businesses. Universal Graphics was the first company in Ireland to use solvent-free, eco-friendly printing for vehicle wraps, and also has an enviable range of signage and interior branding solutions in wood and other renewable materials. These sustainable options are now married to the supply and installation of class-leading solar control films.

Barry Murray, Managing Director of Universal Graphics, commented: “With the current focus on energy savings and sustainability, this acquisition gives us a solution for our clients that not only reduces the heat and glare of sunlight in affected buildings, but also significantly cuts the energy demand on HVAC systems, simultaneously saving both energy consumption and cost.”

Martin Kelly, General Manager of BM Glass Coatings, commented: “Being part of Universal Graphics means we have the resources and brand reputation to really expand our offering in what is a key focus for every company in Ireland. Since the acquisition we have already taken on new staff to meet the increased demand for our products and we expect to create more new jobs in the coming months.

The benefits to our clients are manifold. Not only can Universal Graphics now supply sustainable signage, branding and energy-saving solutions for your buildings, but all this can be done as one simple package, that will appeal to busy facilities managers, architects, and quantity surveyors. Our teams of experienced designers and fitters can transform your building in a true reflection of your commitment to sustainability.

BM Glass Coatings was founded in 1992 and is now the best window film installation company in Ireland, applying energy saving solar control films, safety, privacy, and security films, and UV protection films to many high profile office blocks, shopping centres, and public buildings in Ireland and the UK. Led by Bryn Maine and Martin Kelly, BM Glass Coatings is now the default choice of many of Ireland’s leading architects and facilities management companies. We are delighted that Martin and team have stayed with Universal Graphics to help realise the great potential of BM Glass Coatings through growth and synergy. We wish Bryn well in his early retirement – well deserved!

For more information please contact Martin Kelly at 01-8209008 or at [email protected]

Visit the website at bmglasscoatings.ie