aluplast signals UK intent with move to larger premises
aluplast has moved into new 40,000 sq ft premises significantly increasing its stock holding in a statement of intent of its commitment to the UK market.
Operating from Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, the new location significantly increases aluplast’s warehousing and stillaging capacity as the German systems company invests in its UK operation.
Ian Cocken, Director of Sales and Marketing said that this included a significant increase in demand for stock foils including anthracite grey, palisander black, cream, rosewood and golden oak.
He said: “We are seeing foils play an increasingly important part in the market and with the investment that aluplast has made globally, we’re in a very good position to support our customers in taking advantage of the opportunities that it affords.
“We can offer lead times of 15 days or less on orders and no minimum order, no surcharge and no set-up costs – this includes travel time from Europe.
“We are, however, also investing in our UK stock holding and with stock colours and ancillaries available on customer’s next delivery in as little as a few hours, we are also building our stock holding here in the UK.”
aluplast has reported the continuing rapid growth of its UK business, announcing a jump of more than 25 per cent in turnover year-on-year. – A period in which the industry as a whole declined in volume.
Cocken continued: “Our move into new and larger premises will also allow us to increase our wider stock holding, which is clearly a critical element in our longer term growth strategy.”
aluplast core offer is built around the Ideal 70 system and the recycled content Ideal 70 ecotech systems. Specifically developed and designed for the UK market, the German-engineered system, draws down on aluplast’ investment to offer one of the industry’s most energy efficient five chamber PVC-U profiles.
Cocken concluded: “There’s a real confidence in the UK market and we have an offer which is highly tuned to that market but most importantly the resource scale and a supply chain infrastructure, which is fully geared to supporting our customers in taking advantage of the opportunities that it delivers.”