TIMco in big expansion project8 August 2018
TIMco, one of the UK’s largest independent wholesale suppliers of screws, fixings and power tools accessories has invested in a new 30,000ft2 warehouse space.
Part of the move is an extension of the company’s quality control facilities to meet the requirements of its growing product base and provide customers with product training and testing facilities.
The new QC facilities have been implemented to provide further quality control checks on products when they arrive in the UK. The company already has QC facilities in its offices in the Far East that monitor the manufacturing process and ensure that no products are dispatched to the UK without effective checks.
The new facilities include a range of technologies from salt spray test machines to devices that measure load and insertion speeds. Products that fail the tests at any stage are promptly removed from the supply chain, while products that pass the tests are then verified for use.
“The new state-of-the-art facilities ensure that our standards remain high and also provide us with an opportunity to train customers on our latest products and their applications, which in turn improves their product knowledge and benefits end users,” said Simon Midwood, MD of TIMco.
Over the last year, TIMco has increased its ranges to more than 6,500 products ranging from traditional fasteners and fixings through to gate hardware, building chemicals and adhesives to new and improved impact driver bits and associated builder’s products.
TIMco is head quartered in Nantwich, Cheshire and imports and supplies more than 6,500 product lines from around the world to distributors throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe.