A leading UK provider of construction market intelligence, AMA Research, in its tool distribution report reviews the tools distribution market as comprising several routes to market including home improvement multiples, industrial products distributors, builders’ merchants, hardware stores, tool specialists and the Internet.
The report indicates that Tool demand is heavily dependent on levels of construction activity, including non-domestic construction, housebuilding and RMI work (repair, maintenance & improvement). In the UK, AMA say that construction activity has been impacted by Brexit and delays to investment.
Their report also indicates that buying behaviour is increasingly being influenced by digital technology that has seen a change in the way companies deliver their proposition. Operating a transactional website has become increasingly important, and this has meant an increase in multi-channel and omni-channel retailing, with the Internet emerging as a key channel.
Prospects for the overall UK market remain positive, as the core foundations of long term demand from construction activity remain solid, including housing, renovation & maintenance of an ageing housing stock and demand from non-domestic sectors.
Powering up with the latest accessories
Over the past year, TIMco’s Addax range of products has expanded to include a wide selection of new power tool accessories for all types of cutting, screwing and drilling.
The products are manufactured to the highest quality and performance standards and are tested by TIMco’s quality control team before being released to market.
The high-performance ranges include high-quality PCD Circular Saw Blades for cutting fibre cement and laminated boards which give faster, cleaner cutting and a longer lifespan thanks to their polycrystalline diamond tipped teeth.
Mixed X6 Impact drill bits from Pozi, Phillips and TXdrive are also now available as 11, 28 and 49-bit piece sets. The 11-piece sets come in a handy pocket-sized mixed range of commonly used 25mm impact resistant bits, whilst the 28-piece sets are a mixed range of 25mm impact resistant bits and come in a shock-resistant case.
TIMco has also added multi-tool blades for use with all leading multi-tool machines. The Addax range is a selection of the most popular blades for sanding, cutting, grinding and scraping a wide range of materials. The sets come in four or eight pieces.
The expanded range of Addax products can be found in the new Autumn/Winter catalogue and on the TIMco website www.timco.ie
Making light work of awkward spaces!
C.K continues to expand its successful work light range with innovative new products, combining high performance with great features. The new C.K Rechargeable LED Floodlight (T9715R) is no exception, with a range of advanced features and benefits designed to more than meet the needs of professional tradespeople.
Strong, reliable lighting conditions are essential when working in awkward spaces. The new C.K Rechargeable LED Floodlight with its powerful super bright flood beam, versatile clamp mechanism and handy 360° swivel head, offers complete flexibility, to light even the most difficult areas and allow the job to be done quickly and effectively.
This superb rechargeable floodlight, with versatile clamp mechanism, has a whole host of great features and benefits, including:
- High performance 1300 Lumens SMD LED
- Power 15W
- Wide 120° flood beam
- Versatile clamp mechanism
- 360° swivel head
- Battery charge indicator
- Battery life – high: 2.5 hours, low: 7.2 hours
For more product information visit www.carlkammerling.com or call +44 1758 704704.
ITI are celebrating their First Year Anniversary
International Tool Industries (ITI) was launched just over twelve months ago and are delighted to say a big thank you to everybody that has supported them in their first year in business.
Their biggest challenge being new to this industry, was to understand the market demands, what service levels were expected by their customers, how do their tools compare to
other brands on quality and are their price points in line with the market and they are proud to say, Yes!
The company say that the secret to their success in marketing their products is down to having a highly experienced sales team that has 50 years combined sales and marketing experience, selling hand tools, power tools and power tool accessories. The sales team of John O’Brien (Leinster Sales), Bill Carey (Munster Sales) and John Cuffe (Connacht Sales) have now been a part of the International Tool Industries (ITI) team for twelve months
and when they joined the company, each were very excited with the challenge of bringing new brands to the market, brands that have now been well received by the hardware industry.
Along with having business relationships with many independents, the company is also enjoying developing business relationships with several buying groups. They have worked very hard in achieving each of their objectives, to become better at what they do, to add more value in all aspects of their service, which allows them to build a better future for all their valued customers.
ITI have recently added to their portfolio of products the full Makita Power Tool range, including power tool accessories. This is one of the most credible brands on the market
and is well known by all in the trade sector. They are very excited about having Makita and are already receiving an unprecedented number of enquiries from their stockists.
Their latest marketing tool has also now arrived. The company are delighted to share details of their new B2B website, www.internationaltoolindustries.com. They are sure it will bring many benefits to their long list of customers. The site offers a very user-friendly shopping experience, with easy navigation, giving access to over 7,000 product lines. They are confident that this website will greatly improve their business and will allow many of their B2B customers shop at their convenience.
Proud to be a family run business
Joseph Murphy Wholesale was founded in 1916 by Mr Joe Murphy. It started as a
family business in a small premises in Lord Edward Street Ballina serving North and
West Connacht with the supply of Domestic Hardware, Ironmongery and Groceries. Its
ethos was to supply quality products at competitive prices to the customers. The business continued to expand and in the 1950’s the company opened a Hardware Wholesalers divisions. In the 1970’s under the second generation of the family ownership it expanded its territory and product lines.
Today Joseph Murphy Ballina Ltd is still proud to be a family run business supplying a vast
range of Agricultural, Gardening, Household, Electrical, DIY, Paints and Building Products
throughout Ireland. They hold extensive stock levels of more than 6,500 products which they always carry in their 40,000 sq. ft. warehouse. It’s the company`s aim to offer a
prompt and efficient delivery service via their own trucks and courier service to all their 600 plus customers.
In recent years they have added the superior Moy Tools range to their product offering. The range has grown each year and it currently has over 50 unique products. The range includes, hand tools, rakes, wheelbarrows, ironmongery and gate hardware, fencing products, fixings and nails, multi-purpose bins, ladders & access, fireside, CP Sprayers and a complete garden accessory range.
The Moy brand has gained a very respectable reputation for its quality and has developed to become a solid favourite with customers. Joseph Murphy Ballina Ltd offer a guarantee of quality, they are completely focused on offering customers top quality products at the most competitive prices and an excellent service.
You can get in touch with their sales office today. For further details call +353 96 21344
or visit www.josephmurphy.ie