Stax Trade Centres has announced details of yet another new strategic partnership which will provide its customers with access to a greatly increased range of fixings, fastenings, anchors, sealants and adhesives from Rawlplug. The partnership will see almost 1,000 new lines of Rawlplug-branded products added to those which are already available through the six Stax outlets in the UK.
“Stax is committed to working with leading trade and consumer brands and offering their products to customers at really competitive wholesale prices, and this development is a great example of that strategy in action,” explains Stax purchasing director, Simon Wright.
“From its creation almost 100 years ago Rawlplug has grown to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fixings and fasteners. Rawlplug and Stax were both part of the same group, Burmah Oil, in the late 70s, and we have sold Rawlplug products from day one, so we’re delighted that our customers will now be able to choose from a far greater Rawlplug selection.
“They’ll save time by being able to get all of the essential Rawlplug fixings needed for building and decorating jobs from one place, as well as the huge range of other trade and DIY product lines we offer. They’ll also enjoy all the traditional benefits which are associated with buying from Stax.” These include rapid availability thanks to the convenient opening hours of the Stax branches, instant stock availability on the vast majority of Rawlplug products, and the ability to use a Stax payment card which can provide up to 60 days interest-free credit.
“This deal really does bring benefits for everyone involved”, Simon adds. “Our hardware customers and DIY account customers will now have access to a far wider range of Rawlplug products than ever before. They’ll be able to take advantage of the stock and stand deals we’ll be offering, as well as improved terms on the Rawlplug range. It also gives Rawlplug instant access to a wholesale channel that reaches over 50,000 customers right across the UK. We have previously entered into similar successful agreements with other major names in the gardening and hardware sectors, so this is familiar territory for us and we know the sort of mutual benefits that can be created.”
Commenting on the new partnership, Rawlplug UK sales director Jonathan Metcalfe, adds, “Our goal is to help and support our wholesale partner Stax, and in turn, to further enhance and improve the delivery and availability to consumers of the whole Rawlplug offer.”
Stax is the UK's largest non-food wholesaler, and provides genuine trade-only wholesale support for a wide range of independent retailers across the country.