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3M launches Select partner programme

3M launches Select partner programme

Science-based technology company, 3M has launched the 3M Select partner programme for the printing and application of its vehicle wrapping films used in the UK and Ireland rail and commercial fleet transport markets.

3M Select is a global initiative that gives customers the assurance of dealing with a qualified partner, backed by certification and a comprehensive warranty. It has already been introduced in the USA, Canada, Germany and the Benelux countries.

3M Select partners are qualified according to 15 criteria that cover equipment and quality of work. These include adherence to a 3M Code of Content, execution of a 3M Matched Component System (MCS) quality test and submission to an annual audit by 3M personnel. The 3M MSC warranty, widely regarded to be one of the most comprehensive available, covers all elements of a graphic (film, ink, adhesive and protective coating) and ensures that each will perform to the required standard over an extended period, regardless of the prevailing environmental conditions.

In the UK and Ireland, 3M Select has two levels of accreditation: Platinum and Gold. Currently, four companies have qualified as 3M Select Platinum Partners and seven as 3M Select Gold Partners.

Senior marketing executive at 3M Commercial Graphics, Pen Webley commented: “Global, national and regional businesses rely on 3M products to protect their brand identity and 3M shares this commitment. The 3M Select programme is a realisation of this objective and brand owners can approach a 3M Select partner with complete confidence. 3M Select is a long-term programme that will be a primary 3M marketing focus for the rail and commercial fleet markets.

“For more than 40 years, 3M’s vehicle wrapping products have consistently set the industry standard for quality, performance and value. 3M is recognised as an innovative leader in the supply of signage and graphic solutions that will not only withstand the fluctuating UK and Ireland weather conditions but also guarantee excellent image quality regardless of these.”

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