Sika’s UK marine distributor, Marine & Industrial (M&I), has unveiled its new premises in Hamble, Hampshire. By expanding its distribution facilities to include the new south coast unit, the specialist distributor of performance coatings, adhesives and sealants and chandlery products is now able to offer a more local service in one of the industry’s key regions.
Headquartered in Norfolk, Marine & Industrial is a long established distributor of Sika’s best-selling marine sealants and bonding products in addition to a string of other well-known industry brands. The new Hamble unit will sell many of these key brands together with a wide range of consumables, sealants, abrasives and coatings. The company will also offer a weekly delivery service and mobile shop covering the area from Chichester to Poole.
“The van will contain a snapshot of our most popular items from our warehouse,” explained Marine & Industrial MD Robin Mace. “If a product is not in the van we will post it out on a next day delivery for the customer.” He added: “We had two open days that were very successful with a great turnout of both new and existing customers. It was a chance for customers to see what we’re doing and we had lots of very positive comments. We saw there was a requirement for a local service; people like to deal with a local business. We do very well in Norfolk supplying all manner of products from all the brands we’re known for and we also sell consumables. We could see we were missing an opportunity as the South Coast is the hub of the marine industry.”
The unit will be initially run by Robin Mace and Laurie Brebner, M&I’s South Coast sales rep who provide technical advice. Together with the trade counter and delivery van there will be offers to incentivise the opening of new accounts.
For further information about Marine & Industrial visit www.marineindustrial.co.uk
For more information on Sika’s marine product range and practical advice on using Sika’s marine sealants, visit www.sika.co.uk
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Sika Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sika AG, a global company based in Switzerland specialising in the manufacture and supply of chemical based products for construction and industry. A world-leader in its field Sika has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, generates annual sales of CHF 4.6 billion and is committed to providing quality, service, safety and environmental care.
In the UK, Sika provides market-leading solutions for flooring, sealing and bonding applications, waterproofing, roofing, structural sealing and strengthening and many other construction applications.
Sika’s head office is based in Welwyn Garden City at Watchmead, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1BQ. Call 01707 363866, or visit www.sika.co.uk.