Category: Supplier news

360° View Footwear PDF from Rodo

Click the link below to view a new unique selling opportunity from Rodo (Blackrock)

Retail Footwear Price List August 2018 – with links

This PDF is available from Rodo in two versions, one with RRP’s (as above) or please contact Rodo directly to add your own selling prices.


Tel: 0161 371 6400


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5 New Product Selection Guides Now Available From Action Can

Our product selection guides are designed to give you an overview of commonly used products for a specified customer base.

Recognising quality from a trusted brand like Action. Can is easy but when picking up the right product for the job can require a bit of know-how.

We hope you will use these handy, highly visual leaflets when recommending the correct solution for your customers’.

They are ideal for use on the trade counter or placed in order boxes. Available as electronic pdf’s for use on website, in-store screens and limited printed for trade counters.

  • Visually engaging
  • Simple to use
  • A5 size: big impact, handy size
  • Suggested product uses to enhance product knowledge
  • Core product range makes stocking simple
  • Selection of 5 customer focused industries


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A versatile and easy-to-use fixing solution for a wide range of applications has been unveiled by JCS Hi-Torque Ltd.

JCS Banding is the ideal fixing solution for duct work, HVAC installations and much more, utilising a simple cut-to-size banding system.


Tom Allen, Sales & Marketing Manager at JCS Hi-Torque, said: “The big advantage of JCS Banding is its simplicity – cut the required banding length, engage one end into a connector and apply. It is easily adjusted, repositioned and reused.


“It will save installers valuable time on site as it makes the fixing process fast and simple.  No specialist tools are required, just a cutter and a socket driver.”


“JCS Banding is strong, reliable and can often be used in place of more expensive and difficult to use bracketry secured with nuts and bolts.”


The JCS Banding cut-to-size fixing system is supplied in 10m and 30m coils complete with worm-drive connectors, and is in both zinc-plated mild steel or high-strength 304 stainless steel, making it ideal for a wide range of applications. It can be purchased via a global network of distributors.



About JCS Hi-Torque

  • JCS is a specialist British manufacturer of high performance worm drive clamps with a proud history that can be traced back to 1768.
  • JCS Hi-Torque has approvals for BS EN ISO 9001, BSI Kitemark and Lloyd’s Register Type Approval.
  • JCS is a proud member of the community..
  • To find out more visit their website,


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ANCO Storage Catalogue 2019 – A Catalogue That Delivers

■ Are you already a distributor of shelving and racking?
■ Perhaps your business sells tools or other equipment?
■ Would you like to expand upon your range without the burden of holding stock?

Why not join hundreds of distributors across the country and become a distributor of Anco products?
As a ‘white label’ drop ship company we arrange delivery from our warehouse to your customer, free of charge within just five days, sooner if required*
Anco is the UK’s largest Trade Only supplier of Storage Equipment, we work alongside our distributors supplying a huge range of storage equipment: ranging from shelving for the office, to warehouse racking, to small part storage and bin units plus many other variations.
With over £3 Million of stock held within our warehouse we can offer you another exciting element to your business.
Each year we publish our Storage Catalogue. This Catalogue contains over 7,000 variants of our products, alongside technical information across 156 glossy pages. This year is no exception, and now is your chance to register your interest in your very own Storage Catalogue for 2019.
You don’t have to take the catalogue to sell our products……but if you do
You have four fantastic cover options to choose from, which offer the flexibility to truly make our Catalogue your Catalogue:
■ Blank Version (Storage Catalogue)
■ Black and White Logo Overprint
■ Colour Logo Overprint (You can now even specify a background colour)
■ Fully Bespoke Colour Cover
We’d be delighted to talk you through our options in more detail and really establish your businesses needs, ahead of the creation of a Storage Catalogue perfect for your business.

When you become an Anco distributor, we become partners – Our Stock is Your Stock, Our Trade is Your Trade, Our Business is Your Business. Consequentially customer support is of primary importance to us, below are just some of the ways we can help you:
■ Dedicated Trade Support Team
■ Bespoke product flyer design, promotional support
■ Exclusive Trade Discounts
■ Free high-res imagery for use on your website
■ Free digital ‘Flipbook’ version of your Catalogue
■ Assembly instructions in both print and video format
■ Technical Manuals and Brochures
■ Exclusive ‘TradeZone’ online support hub

Want to discover more? Get in touch for a complementary welcome pack to discover more about how Anco can help your business. We’d also be delighted to talk through our Catalogue options with with you.
Call our friendly support team on 01403 785985 or e-mail us on We’d be delighted to hear from you.

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Armorgard Launch New Product TREKDROR

New Product – TREKDROR  


Secure drawer system for installing in the back of commercial vans. Ideal uses are for storing small tools and power tools neatly and securely in the vehicle.

Key benefits; Neat/organised, secured with 2x 5-Lever deadlocks, optimise van space.


Product Code

TKD1 / TKD2 / TKD3

External Dims

490x1105x300 / 980x1105x200 / 490x1105x490


44kg / 62kg / 58kg





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ATA Garryson are proud to present their range of Abrasive Belts

Converted in Leicestershire, ATA Garryson can produce belts in many materials, sizes and grits to suit both you and your customers requirements.

With thousands of different belts in stock at very competitive prices, why not enquire about yours today?

For more information or to simply place an order please contact customer services below:

+44 (0) 1530 261 145

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Bott Develops New Ergonomic Workstation And Configurator

Bott have designed an ergonomic workstation, combining advanced design, high-quality manufacture and a flexible approach.

 The Bott Group have been developing workplace storage solutions for over 80 years, and has facilities all across Europe. Delivering high levels of service and quality, they have expertise in delivering efficient working environments for both static and in-vehicle applications.

In today’s challenging environment, businesses are introducing LEAN principles to deliver both agility and efficiency in their operations. With this in mind and as a result of in-depth research into their customer’s challenges, Bott have developed a flexible and efficient workstation, allowing for customised applications and seamless expansion for when business needs change.


Ergonomic Optimised Design.

The ergonomically designed workstation can be changed to suit varying processes, with a height adjustable frame bench as the base, integrated accessories and flexible overhead solutions. The overall depth and width are modularly expandable with tilting and swivelling options allowing users to position accessories in the most comfortable positions. The adjustable working height options also allow for seated or standing working.

Ensuring staff welfare, safety and productivity, Bott believe that investing in a professional system is key to creating the optimal operational process.


What are the benefits of a professional system?

Flexible & Adaptable

  • Versatile solutions for material provision
  • Comprehensive range of accessories
  • Re-configure to suit varying processes


Advanced Ergonomic Design

  • Custom solutions for individual applications
  • Creates comfortable & healthy work environments
  • Versatile adjustment of reaching distances


Zero Waste

  • Eliminates wasteful activities
  • Increases quality & performance
  • Reduces errors & processing times
  • Simplifies workflows and increases efficiencies


High-quality manufacture

  • Manufactured in the UK
  • 10 year ‘Built to Last’ guarantee
  • Competitive delivery

 Configure your own workstation.

 Simple and easy to use, Bott have developed a new online configurator tool, allowing customers to design a unique workstation that best suits their operational needs and activities.  

Click the links below to view more details

Ergonomic workstation Graphic

Ergonomic Workstations


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Brand New Catalogue From Guardsman

Guardsman have launched their NEW 414 page catalogue to dowload a copy click on the link below:


Alternatively, you can contact Guardsman direct to request hard copies.

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Centurion Europe Appoint New Head of Sales

Centurion Europe, one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of DIY & Trade products including; hardware, ironmongery, gardening, plumbing and electricals has developed its sales team with the internal promotion of Leo Bryant to Head of Sales.

The promotion of Leo to Head of Sales will help the business meet growing demand for its products and services. Leo will lead a sales team dedicated to serving its current customers as well as an ever expanding customer base.

It is an exciting time for Centurion as the UK sales team they push for further growth and Centurion are confident Leo’s knowledge of managing National & Key accounts alongside a busy National sales force will ensure success.  He has a keen focus on both new business and the growth of existing customers.

Leo has worked as Area Sales Manager in the South West region for a number of years and has worked in the industry for over 30 years. Previous roles include Group National Account Manager, Head of Retail Sales and UK & Ireland Key Account Manager for market leaders such as RBUK, Eliza Tinsley, Abru and Werner.  

Leo will continue the hard work and commitment Centurion have towards offering retailers superb products and industry leading sales support and customer service.

Leo has in depth knowledge of developing bespoke ranges for retailers. From DIY Store to Builders Merchants, Leo aims to understand business needs and develop new and innovative ways to drive sales and is keen to ensure customers understand the benefits of working in partnership with Centurion.

Leo Bryant said: “Centurion are committed to building on our relationships with customers. We have great products and excellent customer relationships, building on those will be a key factor to our success in 2019”

Centurion Europe owner Paul Kantecki said: “Significant developments have been made internally as a business over the past year and Leo will play a key part in ensuring our commercial strategy meets the needs of our customers as well as the business.

We are dedicated to the best people time and resource to develop. I’m confident Leo will help both Centurion and our customers achieve growth targets in the future.

We constantly strive to provide the very best products and highest levels of service to each and every one of our customers and Leo will ensure every customer gets the sales support they need to ensure their business is successful.”

Centurion is based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire and supplies over 27,000 product lines from around the world throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe and rest of the world.

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CENTURION EUROPE reveals a new range of Magnetic Sweepers

Centurion Europe, one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of DIY & Trade products has added an innovative range of magnetic sweepers to their product lineup in conjunction with Spectrum Industrial.

This exciting new range of magnetic sweepers is ideal for collecting ferrous metal such as screws, nails, tacks and nuts from the floors of car parks, workshops, factories, warehouses, shop aisles, garages and construction sites.

Magnetic sweepers help reduce debris, helping keep areas clean and tidy which in turn protects against damage to equipment, tyre punctures and prevents personal injury.

The new range is available in 4 different sizes;

Small Magnetic Sweep

A fast and simple way to clear areas of metal debris. This smaller sweeper is ideal for use inside retail stores and can fit easily between isles. The lightweight aluminum telescopic handle and small wheels mean this sweeper is extremely maneuverable letting you can clean hard to reach areas with ease.

Medium Lever Release Magnetic Sweep

This puncture proof wheeled magnetic sweeper is ideal light industrial use including workshops, factories and construction sites. It’s also perfect for use inside Builders Merchants or Timber Merchants stores. Unwanted metal debris is easily collected and can be released by operating a simple pull lever.

Heavy Duty Pull Bar Magnetic Sweep

This magnetic sweeper is perfect for larger car parks, workshops, garages, warehouses and construction sites. Features puncture proof wheels and an integral quick release handle that easily clears collected debris.

Large Forklift Magnetic Sweep

Industrial strength magnetic sweep attaches to forks and is ideal for larger areas such as parking areas, loading docks, warehouses and other large areas.

A magnetic sweeper can quickly pay for itself with the reduction in time to clear debris and the cost savings associated with replacing punctured tyres or damaged equipment.

Contact Centurion today for further details and to arrange your demonstration.



Call:      01302 788700





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Change To ‘Food Grade’ Status For Action Can CG-90

The formulation remains the same and users will not experience any change in performance of the product. Click this link Product Change or Update Letter ACTION CAN CG-90 (2) to read full details 

Please contact Action Can Customer Service or your Action Can Representative should you have customers who require a ‘Food Grade’ product.




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Chicago Pneumatic Tools UK Still helping to bring the past to the future!  

Palaeontologist Jamie Jordan along with enthusiast and Museum Manager Sarah Moore decided to show their amazing discovery of ‘Indie’ The Iguanodon’ at an Open day in Cranleigh Village Hall in Surrey. The reason being that this was within three miles of the quarry where they discovered INDIE.


The timing coincided with the summer holidays so that the local community could see for themselves what was discovered and see the many exhibits laid out for them. Part of the actual skeleton of INDIE (still encased in its clay block) was set up behind a purpose-built portable safety screen.  This portable prep area was equipped with Jamie’s preferred air tool the CP9361 Air Scribe.


Visitors saw the specially trained volunteers using the tool (supplied by sponsors Chicago Pneumatic) removing more of the skeleton from the clay, replicating the procedure that they carry out at the laboratory in Cambridgshire. The tool was used constantly throughout the long day and did not disappoint as this part of the skeleton began to be visible for visitors. 


On display behind the prep area was a near life size banner (5M x 2M) with an image of an Iguanodon skeleton and a full-size model interpretation of a full-size head printed in 3d plastic. Many of the children enjoyed taking their selfies by these displays and it really became clear how large the discovery really is.


Facts about the find:

  • Iguanodon means Iguana Tooth
  • The genus was named in 1825 by Gideon Mantell
  • 132 million years old
  • 10 meters long
  • 4 Tons weight
  • Identified by its famous ‘thumb spike’ and odd number of teeth
  • Upper Jaw: 58 teeth
  • Lower Jaw: 50 teeth


Local interest exceeded Fossils Galore ‘s expectations, indeed some 773 visitors passed through the exhibition, including some local councilors and the Mayor herself.  Jamie Jordan says that ‘the day truly enforced our belief that people are interested in the wonder of what lies beneath our feet awaiting discovery’

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Closed For A Week While Moving Premises

Please be advised that English Chain Co Ltd are moving to a purpose built warehouse and distribution centre on 11th April 2019, as per below:

13 Bedford Road



GU32 3LJ

To facilitate the move we will not be able to ship any orders from 11th April to 24th April 2019 (7 Working Days) During this period please place orders as normal, so we can schedule deliveries as soon as we are up and running again.

Phone numbers and email address remain unchanged, the office will open for business on 16th April 2019 albeit on a limited basis.

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Costa Coffee Chooses Bott For New State-of-the-art Facility

After 40 years of roasting coffee beans in South London’s Lambeth, Costa (after an investment of £38m) recently moved into their state-of-the-art Roastery in Basildon, Essex. Covering over 85,000 SQ feet, the new facility is the largest in Europe – the equivalent of over 30 tennis courts.

The site has more than quadrupled Costa’s roasting capacity from 11,000 tonnes of coffee per year to 45,000 tonnes, enabling them to meet customer demand in the long-term and support the company’s rapid national and international growth.

With exacting standards when it comes to delivering the perfect cup of coffee, it was only natural that Costa chose a company like Bott to provide them with workshop storage equipment for their Maintenance workshop. Both companies are in the business of producing high-quality products, using sustainable and recyclable products and equipment. Costa’s new Roastery has been given the BREEAM ‘outstanding’ level award. The first production building to gain this level, by using sustainable build materials, rainwater harvesting, photovoltaic and water heating panels, LED lighting etc. Bott’s own policies such as energy saving and rainwater recycling, enable the company to minimise its own environmental impact.

Marc Congdon, Engineering Manager at Costa, said: “The passion and precision that goes into every cup of Costa coffee, filters through to the role of our maintenance engineers. They need to be able to work efficiently and safely, which is why Bott was the best choice for us.”

Marc contacted Bott to discuss Costa’s requirements and arranged for Paul Maynard, Project Sales Manager, to visit the roastery. Paul said: “The new workshop was a blank canvas, with specifications needed for 3 dedicated maintenance areas; Mechanical/Metalwork, Pneumatic/Wet and Electrical/Electronic. Each area required a different solution for specific maintenance tasks, and to include efficient storage for tools and equipment.”

Paul provided detailed 3D drawings of the workshop, based on Bott’s heavy-duty cubio range. The design consisted of large and wall storage cupboards, drawer cabinets, maintenance trolleys and perfo back panels for easy access tool & component storage. Solid Beech worktops were recommended for the Pneumatic/Wet area, accommodating a sink at one end and diagnostic testing at the other. Lino worktop in the Mechanical/Metalwork area provides the perfect working surface for heavier work such as grinding and drilling. Custom details such as a hose reel cabinet and letterbox bins were also added, and all the products were finished in a durable powder-coat in Costa’s signature colours. 

Marc Congdon said: “Our investment into the new roastery in Basildon demanded choosing equipment of the highest quality, enabling us to continue producing the best products and grow as a global business. We have full confidence in the quality and longevity of Bott’s products and the service provided was first-class.”

Costa’s new roastery is expected to be in operation for the next 20+ years, demonstrating their confidence in service durability and growth. This reflects Bott’s own ‘Built to Last’ approach, a guarantee of quality products that stand the test of time.

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Energy-related Products from SIP

SIP Industrial Products have recently upgraded our full Fireball heater range for increased energy efficiency, to take the lead in reducing our energy footprint through design and manufacture, and to comply with the updated EU Energy-Related Products Directive.

So what is it?
The Energy-related Products (ErP) Directive is an umbrella term that consists of the Ecodesign Directive and the Energy Labelling Directive. Since 2009, the EU has been rolling out energy information on appliances like washing machines, electronics, and more. But in recent years, these directives have also been widened to include all domestic and commercial heating products.
The Ecodesign portion of ErP dictates that all products affect the environment throughout their cycle, including selections of materials, manufacturing, energy usage, and disposal and recycling. The EU Commission estimates more than 80% of the environmental impact of a product is determined through the design stages. Ecodesign should be considered in all aspects of the products life, and thus the directive considers this essential to the effort to reduce a product’s environmental impact. Ecodesign considerations cannot compromise safety or functionality, or adversely affect consumer affordability.

The Energy Labelling Directive outlines the requirements for transposing this information to customers. A simplified model has been established so that products receive an efficiency classification.
The ErP Directive and its subsidiaries make up a collection of regulation that form a legal framework applicable for companies across the European Union’s member states that manufacture energy-using machines and appliances. The primary aim of the ErP Directive as a whole is to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gasses and harmful emission by 20%, and raising the share of EU energy consumption that is produced from renewable resources, in line with the EU’s 20-20 target. It is estimated that these directives will reduce annual CO2 emissions by 16 million tons in 2020.

Whilst the ErP Directive helps to reduce environmental impact of design and manufacturing heaters and heating products, it also helps the consumer in a number of ways. Firstly, the aim of the ErP and it’s component sections is not only to drive innovation and improvements in the industry, but to phase out lower efficiency machines and appliances. This helps to improve the market and give any consumer a larger choice of energy-efficient products which will, in turn, save customers money in energy costs.

How does this affect SIP Fireball heaters?
SIP Fireball heaters are now fully ErP-compliant across the range, whether electric, diesel, paraffin, or kerosene, and thus customers can expect to receive the same high-quality heaters that SIP have always offered, but with the added benefits that ErP allows! Our customers will have peace of mind that your Fireball heater has an energy classification as certified by the enclosed paperwork.

Customers of SIP can be sure to receive the highest possible energy efficiency, and a responsible manufacturing practice, so that when you buy an SIP Fireball heater, you are actively helping us contribute positively to the EU Directives for reducing emissions and improving life for consumers! You’ll be getting more efficient heating products for your home, work, or business, whilst not paying any more for these benefits.

As always, SIP will continue to innovate and play our part in ensuring we are practicing safe manufacturing procedures, and keeping our environmental footprint to a minimum, while improving the energy efficiency and reducing energy costs for our customers.

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European Cleveland Corporate Video

Click the link below to view European Clevelands Corporate Video

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Exclusively For Troy Members From Unibor

We now include 2 years warranty on the entire range of
Unibor electro-magnetic drills!

The renowned Unibor range is used in steel fabrication worldwide,
and the standard range of machines and cutters covers the cutting of
holes from 12 to 100mm diameter and up to 50mm deep.

Designed and built in Sheffield, England, Unibor machines
and cutters provide the most efficient, versatile, cost effective and
accurate solution to hole cutting in the workshop or out on site.

Look out for new and exclusive Troynet Unibor offers!

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FlexiKart - strength when you need it

The new FlexiKart from Armorgard – strong, agile, safe and productive 

• four arms combined with four swivel castors
• comfortably holds a 1200 x 1000 pallet
• easily manoeuvered in any direction
• moves goods without the need for a pallet truck or forklift

Contact Armorgard for a quote 

call 023 9238 0280 email

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Fulham Football Club announces new partnership with Teng Tools

Fulham Football Club is delighted to welcome Teng Tools as its Official Hand Tools Partner for the next three seasons.

Teng Tools, a global provider of hand tools and smart storage solutions, has partnered with Fulham FC to further enhance their brand awareness to a worldwide audience.

Teng Tools will have the opportunity to work with the Club to deliver promotional campaigns taking in everything from CSR initiatives with the Fulham FC Foundation, to creating cobranded special edition trade products.
Further through the partnership, Teng Tools will receive significant visibility through advertising on the in-game LED as well across the club’s digital and social platforms during the term of the partnership, in addition to significant global exposure from the club’s participation in the Premier League.

Daniel King Managing Director Teng Tools UK & Ireland said “Teng Tools is delighted to announce the partnership with Fulham Football Club, we see similar values within the club and what we stand for as a brand in the hand tools market here in the UK and further afield. We are fully behind Claudio Ranieri and the Fulham team to get the points they need over the coming months” Casper Stylsvig Fulham FC CRO added

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Teng Tools, a creative and innovative brand. We feel that they are the perfect match for Fulham FC sharing a number of our principles. We look forward to working with them to achieve their marketing and activation objectives during the partnership.”

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Good News From GPC Industries Ltd

Products showing the Next Day Delivery Symbol* beside them qualify for this service.
To see a full list of these products please click here

• Send your order to GPC by 11:30AM latest
• When placing an order please clearly state in email subject header or
at the top of the fax sheet NDD, this helps us fast track the order.
*(Quantity & postcode restrictions apply)

We are now stocking the following Fort® ranges so the
new standard lead time is just 3 days!

Ranges now on a 3 Day Delivery:
• Fort® Heavy Duty Sack Trucks with Puncture Proof Wheels – FJ17s – Page 274/275
• Fort® Super Heavy Duty Sack Trucks with Puncture Proof Wheels – FJ18s – Page 277
• Fort® Domed Feet Steps (Anti-Slip Treads, 2-4 Treads, Blue Only) – Page 423
• Fort® Weight Reactive Steps (Anti-Slip Treads, 2-5 Treads, Blue Only) – Page 429
• Fort® Dock Steps (Expanded Steel Treads only) – Page 433

For more information please call us on
01790 753835 or email
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Great News From Jeaton

Jeaton are pleased to announce they have lowered their minimum order value from £250 to £150, they have also reduced the carriage charge on orders below £150 from £5.50 to £4.95.

Please visit their area in Select to view all discount terms and information on their expanding 3M range.

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Ice Fusion From Rodo

Click the link below for more information. Don’t forget to visit our Special Offers page too where you can find more offers like this from RODO | Trademark Issue 148



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Improved Discount Terms From Armorgard

Armorgard are pleased to announce they have improved their discount terms

Please visit their area in Select to view full details.

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Introducing Recoil Re-Grip™

Removing a fastener which is damaged or extremely tight is never fun, especially when the removal tool is continually slipping out of place.

This is where Recoil Re-Grip™ can save the day….

Re-Grip™ is a specially formulated silicon carbide solution offering quick and easy removal of broken or damaged bolts, screws and nuts by eliminating the slipping between fasteners and the tool used to remove them.

Under certain combinations of screw and screwdriver, the use of Re-Grip™ can increase the gripping torque by over 750%.

Re-Grip™ works with all types of screw heads and is safe to use in all locations.

Suitable for use with spanners, sockets, torque wrenches, pliers, Allen keys and power tools.

It is a must for every toolbox, workshop and production line!


Removing a fastener which is damaged or extremely tight is never fun, especially when the removal tool is continually slipping out of place.

This is where Recoil Re-Grip™ can save the day….

Re-Grip™ is a specially formulated silicon carbide solution offering quick and easy removal of broken or damaged bolts, screws and nuts by eliminating the slipping between fasteners and the tool used to remove them.

Under certain combinations of screw and screwdriver, the use of Re-Grip™ can increase the gripping torque by over 750%.

Re-Grip™ works with all types of screw heads and is safe to use in all locations.

Suitable for use with spanners, sockets, torque wrenches, pliers, Allen keys and power tools.

It is a must for every toolbox, workshop and production line!



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Jeaton Become Platinum 3M Distributor

Jeaton are now a Platinum 3M Distributor which means as well as being able to offer competitive pricing on IATD and ASD, we now have more competitive pricing on the PSD range.

In order to try and generate requests for quotation and grow this side of the business with the members, we have produced a Jeaton PSD brochure (link below):

Please contact Jeaton direct for further details

Tel: 01772 70 36 36

Fax: 01772 70 12 71



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Jegs Important Information

Please click  this link JEGS Announcement_200718_JEGS  to read an important announcement regarding changes to the Jegs online ordering system 

JEGS Announcement_200718_JEGS

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Just 1' Solution For Cold Working Conditions

Watersafe Baltic

The “Watersafe Baltic Thermal Latex” glove is the ideal answer to cold storage or wet conditions (inside or outside!) for the workforce.

The seamless 10 gauge Acrylic liner gives a finger hugging warmth for the end user. Add to this the dual coated Latex with sandy palm finish provides waterproofing properties and unbeatable wet or dry grip!

Just 1 Source have tested with their usual diligence to EN511, so place your order today for the new generation Waterproof Winter glove whilst stocks last.


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Legislation Update- Welding Fume Control

New information on Welding Fume Control from JSP

Click the link below to find out more…

Welding Fume Control_Troy

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Makita Introduces New Cordless 18V LXT Top Handle Chainsaw Designed For Forestry Professionals

  • Prioritising operator safety
  • Chain speed and performance equal to a petrol machine
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Brushless motor for longer run time and increased power

Makita chainsaws have gained a high reputation amongst forestry professionals with models that are renowned for power, performance, rugged reliability and value.  The new Makita DUC254Z 18V Brushless Top Handle Chainsaw LXT is no exception.  With a single 18V Lithium-Ion battery it generates a 570 watt output providing ample power to run the 3/8th inch chain over the 25cm bar at up to 24 metres per second matching the performance of a petrol machine.  The Brushless motor ensures longer runtime, substantially greater power and lower maintenance.

Setting an industry benchmark this new model features the main power switch with Auto-Off function making it one of the safest chainsaws on the market.  It automatically turns the machine off if the operator does not grip the lock-off lever within 10 seconds of turning the machine on.  Equally, the Auto-Off function kicks in if the operator does not trigger the switch within one minute, even if the lock-off lever is gripped.  And again, if the operator does not grip the lock-off lever within 10 seconds after releasing the lock-off lever the Auto-Off function takes control.  Classified as a top-handle model this chainsaw should only be used by trained and certificated professionals.

Light and compact, weighing just 2.8kg, this cordless machine is designed for operators when climbing and for single handed use, and is ideal for tree pruning.  Neatly packaged with a sturdy hand-grip the DUC254Z features a variable speed control trigger, electric chain brake and kickback brake.  This model also provides a soft start function which accelerates the motor into action reducing the sudden torque load on start up.  Sold as body only, this LXT chainsaw has an oil capacity display, hanging hook and captive nuts.

Makita’s cordless chainsaws offer low noise in operation, low vibrations for operator protection and comfort, zero emissions to protect the environment and unbeatable charge times.  The Makita range of cordless and 2-stroke chainsaws is comprehensive to cover the needs of professional users and industry applications with selected models being the product of choice of the British Army and are used by specialist disaster relief charity DART International UK.

For more news and product information about Makita UK please visit  Follow us on Twitter @MakitaUK, and

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Makita's New Factory Service Centre Opens In London


Makita UK has opened a third regional Factory Service Centre (FSC) in the busy London borough of Hounslow.  This new FSC joins Makita’s HQ facility in Milton Keynes, which serves the whole of the country, as well as Glasgow, which supports the rapidly expanding market penetration of the brand in Scotland and northern England.  The London FSC will primarily service the essential London and South East region.  In order to offer the best service levels in the industry Makita is committed to offering improved national coverage for the benefit of end user customers, as well as the network of Makita distributors, by building these dedicated FSC’s.

While these facilities satisfy a vital role in providing technical repairs and maintenance services for all mains and cordless construction machines, and the rapidly expanding range of grounds care tools, including 2-stroke and 4-stroke petrol engine products, training remains the cornerstone of Makita’s marketing success.  It ensures that both authorised distributors and operators are fully conversant with the power tools they own, or may purchase in the future; how to obtain the best and safest performance from these machines, and how to maintain them for efficiency and productivity.

The first FSC to be opened is based at South Street, Glasgow, which offers Makita product training across the complete range of products; product servicing courses, as well as accredited courses such as the successful and certificated City & Guilds Correct & Safe Use of Handheld Power Tools.  A user or instructor certificate is issued upon successful completion.  Courses are available to meet individual needs and bespoke power tool training can be designed to meet specific requirements.

At each location the theory elements of courses are held in a lecture theatre, followed by essential hands-on practical work which is carried out in specially adapted and fully equipped training demonstration rooms.  Courses are of 1 or 2 day duration or tailored to specific needs.  The CITB certificated course, which can include a combination of in-house and on-site training, relates to abrasive wheel training, and both instructor or user courses are available.  Gas nailer user training, chainsaw cross cutting and service courses are also available.

Tony Coleman, Technical Manager, Makita UK, says: “We are already receiving a very warm welcome from all sectors of the power tool industry in this heavily populated area of west London.  If demand becomes similar to that we’ve established in Glasgow and Milton Keynes we will be looking for additional training personnel.  Both employers and operators will benefit from this convenient location offering improved local services to all customers.”

Makita has great experience in supporting worthwhile challenges as WorldSkills UK, APL Apprenticeships and Hire Association Europe Apprenticeship schemes to help support customers of the future with product and training support.  Employees and employers can benefit from Makita’s outstanding training courses, which compliment high quality power tools used by professional trades’ people, raising ambitions and abilities for many.

The Makita range is supported with an equally comprehensive range of over 4,500 accessories and consumables products.

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Makita's Twin 18V LXT Angle Drill Exceeds Mains Delivery And Makes Tough Tasks Look Effortless

  • High performance angle drill meets mains delivery with additional benefits
  • BL motor for longer runtime and performance
  • Many advanced technologies and features
  • Ideal for larger timber and steel constructions

Makita has launched its first cordless twin 18V LXT Brushless Angle Drill featuring all the power and performance of a mains machine whilst benefiting from the freedom and manoeuvrability that only a battery powered tool can provide.  The mighty DDA460ZK is powered by two Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries giving 36V power from the Brushless motor which not only massively extends runtime but substantially increases power.

This new angle drill has a no-load speed of up to 1400rpm in Hi mode and 350rpm in Lo with variable speed control by trigger action.  An auger bit of maximum 50mm diameter will make light work of drilling holes in oak beams, even through the toughest knots.  This rugged and intelligent mechanical 2-speed machine has a chuck capacity of 2 – 13mm capable of drilling up to 13mm in steel; 118mm in Lo and 65mm in Hi mode when using a self-feed bit in wood or with a hole saw, 159mm in Lo and 105mm in Hi mode.  The addition of Automatic Torque Drive Technology (ADT), literally automatically adjusts the drilling speed according to the load conditions to achieve optimum drilling performance, while the auto power-off function automatically shuts down, or times-out, if the trigger is not pulled for five minutes.

This body only machine features an electric brake and the soft start function. This accelerates the motor into action even if the trigger is pulled fully home from Off.  In drilling mode soft start reduces the sudden torque load on start up.  In operation the torque limiter will cut the motor drive should the drill bit snag, so providing further operator protection.  The front handle can be installed in any position within 0 – 112.5° for maximum user comfort, control and accessibility in confined spaces.

The capacity of the new Twin 18V DDA460ZK LXT Angle Drill will make the toughest tasks completely effortless, including drilling roof trusses, barn conversions and even large steel structures above the open seas.

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Meet the ATA Garryson Troy Accounts Team



In addition, any queries or to simply place an order, please contact Jane Letherland and her team in customer services by
calling +44 (0) 1530 261 145 or by emailing

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Molyslip Launches a Chlorine Free, Greener TAP Range

Lubricant leader, Molyslip has launched a new and greener alternative cutting fluid with an upgraded and more cost-efficient range of TAP Chlorine Free, a range of high-performance lubricants that are free from mineral oils and chlorine.  The range is designed for severe metal working operations such as drilling, reaming and tapping.

Molyslip’s TAP Chlorine Free includes highly concentrated environmentally friendly mixtures of lubricity and reactive extreme pressure and anti-wear additives.  They provide excellent surface finish to components and protect tooling from wear and damage.

Andrew Cunningham, General Manager Molyslip says: “The TAP range is already proving to have outstanding extreme pressure and anti-wear ability.  We can now offer this exceptional performance alongside ‘Green’ credentials.  We are proud to be using advanced technology to reduce carbon emissions in our manufacturing processes and as a result are enabling our customers to do the same.”

Molyslip is an independent UK-based manufacturer of specialised lubricants and has been supplying products both nationally and internationally since the 1930’s.  The company exports to over 60 countries worldwide and its products (market leading COPASLIP, TAP, WRL and ARVINA) are used across a range of Industries, with particular strengths in Metal-Working, Oil & Gas, MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) and Automotive as well Marine/Off-Shore, Ship Building, and Food & Beverage (both production and packaging areas).

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Molyslip Strengthens Team with Two Graduate Trainees

Leading lubricant specialist Molyslip has introduced a new apprenticeship programme recruiting two graduate trainees – Joe Bertera and Mike Green.  Both employees are currently enrolled in a 12-month Graduate Trainee Programme which is endorsed by the Institute of Sales Management and managed by recruitment specialist – BMS Performance.

Both Mike and Joe have joined the company’s sales team direct from university.   Mike who studied at the University of Worcester will be managing Molyslip customers in the South and Midlands whilst Joe from Cardiff Metropolitan University will cover accounts within Wales and the North of England.  Both recruits have enjoyed a thorough induction and training programme at Molyslip’s head office in Irlam, Manchester and are now working hard in their respective territories.

Andrew Cunningham, General Manager, Molyslip Ltd says: “We are very excited to be investing in and developing young talent. This is our first apprenticeship programme and we hope the first of many.  We are looking forward to watching Mike and Joe grow in their new roles.”

Molyslip is an independent UK-based manufacturer of specialised lubricants and has been supplying products both nationally and internationally since the 1930’s.  The company exports to over 60 countries worldwide and its products (market leading Copaslip, TAP, WRL and Arvina) are used across a range of Industry, with particular strengths in Metal-Working, Oil & Gas, Repair & Maintenance and Automotive as well Marine/Off-shore, Ship Building, and Food & Beverage (both production and packaging areas).


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New Animations From Bott

Bott have always been known for quality heavy duty products, but what is it that makes their ranges built to last.  

Every product has been designed to perform, so bott have prepared some animations to show benches, cabinets and cupboards down to the smallest detail. 

To see what makes a bott cabinet check out the animations on their website ( or view the snippets here:

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