About Us

100% NZ owned and operated family business.

CARCOLORS of North Shore Ltd was founded in 1993 by Ken Smith former Sales Manager of ICI Autocolor. The company specialises in the importation, distribution and marketing of leading global brands to the trade and retail sectors of the car painting, panel beating, collision repair, marine, fleet, industrial and classic car markets throughout New Zealand.

Priding ourselves in quality and customer service, our customers can be assured that every product line and brand we choose to work with is selected for its high quality and performance. Our customer service and technical team is rich in trade experience and technical knowledge across the multitude of sectors that we service.  

Ken has 60 years’ experience working in the NZ and Australian automotive refinish market and he is supported by key staff who together have huge experience in the NZ market. The technical team alone can be proud of their 150 plus collective years trade experience. The sales and warehouse teams also have significant practical trade experience that can only be secured by working in the workshop environment through all facets of the auto refinishing trade.  

As one of PPG’s first New Zealand based Platinum distributors, CARCOLORS staff have gained great experience and knowledge of their brand and products. To support the trade, we also stock leading consumable brands 3M, SEM, SATA, Mirka, FESTOOL, UPOL and CRC along with our own house brand INTHETRADE.

These reputable global brands give us access to a great range of other paint related products and accessories to be able to provide you with all your collision repair and refinishing needs. Here at CARCOLORS our Paint Technicians are trained in all aspects of PPG and others and with their experience are here to support you and your business. Our commitment to the trade, we have fully stocked vendor vans, supported by technical reps which ensure there is no down time in getting your vehicles back on the road. We service many industries, whether you are a small business or a large multi shop operation. From minor to major repairs, refurbishments to restorations, motorbikes, cars, trucks, buses, boats, signwriting, joinery or your home handyman supplies, CARCOLORS have you covered.

100% NZ owned and operated family business.