Celebrating The Ingenuity of the Tooling Industry... TMB Innovation Award
The TMB Innovation Award was created back in 2013 to recognise and celebrate cutting edge technological advances and excellence within the tooling industry. Seven years on and this now coveted prize attracts nominations from brands that are both household names and from lesser known, smaller and specialist, manufacturers. These compete against each other, at the TroyTHS annual show at Silverstone, and are judged not on the type of product but on the innovative technology behind it.
As this is a TMB award, it is open exclusively to Troy Suppliers.
In order to enter the product must;
- have been released no earlier than the last quarter of the previous year
- have unique selling features.
A vast array of products has been entered over the years, including power tools, abrasives, PPE and more. Each nominated supplier gives a short presentation at TMB to a diverse panel of judges, with expertise in the tooling sector. The winner is then deliberated and announced later that evening at the TMB after-show gala dinner.
Troy is keen to drive technological advancement, research and design, so is adding more value and recognition to this already beneficial accolade. This year, as well as receiving the award itself and being recognised within the group, we are providing the winning product with an enhanced promotional campaign. This will include a Troy designed advertorial, to appear within an up-and-coming issue of a well known industry magazine, a prominent banner feature that will run all year ‘round on the Troy website and a full press release created by TroyTHS, to be sent to other tooling industry related media outlets. And more…
If you’re interested in attending
the TMB Innovation Award presentations at TMB on Thursday 19th
March, ‘20, please visit the TroyTHS Presentation Area, in Hall Suzuka at 2pm.
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.
For more information visit www.centurioneurope.co.uk
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
CERAMIQ™ Range From ATA Garryson
The ATA Garryson CERAMIQ™ range features best in class flap discs for use on steel, stainless steel, carbon steel, high nickel alloys and titanium.
To find out more, click this link 201904_Troy_Weekly_CERAMIQ_Flapdiscs to view the CERAMIQ™ Flap Disc Flyer.
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.
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’
Complete Zinc Solution From CRC
The Ambersil Anti-Corrosion product range is the go to choice for engineers who demand high quality, reliable products to protect structural or aesthetic steelwork.
The addition of Ambersil ‘Rapid Dry Galva’ to the range adds an extremely fast drying option with the aspect of recently galvanised steel, for those occasions when time is the key factor Ambersil Anti-Corrosion range offers
“Your Complete Zinc Solution”!
Click this link DIS Your Complete Zinc Solution to view full details
Corona Virus, riding out the panic / economic crisis planning.
Brad Sugars, CEO of Action Coach – has shared a webinar on business planning and a possible economic crisis regarding Corona Virus.
The stock markets are falling, oil prices are plummeting, people are getting quarantined… unless you are selling toilet paper or sanitizer, your business will need to make some changes. But this isn’t just about the survival of your business, it’s about being ready for the economic shift that’s started. While it’s completely understandable to be worried, your best bet is to channel that anxious energy and get prepared NOW
Brad provides practical tips on;
– Crisis cycles
– Communication with customers
– Virtual meetings
– Loss of footfall
– Online and deliveries
– Staffing changes
– Credit and accounting
– Change management
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.
Countdown to Christmas with new limited-edition Draper Tools advent calendar
Whether your customers love it or loathe it, this year has seen a nationwide interest in DIY. With more time spent at home, DIY projects around the country were taken on, leaving many in need of new tools. In fact, a quarter of the UK’s homeowners say tools and DIY supplies are likely to be on their Christmas list this year*. So, why not fix Christmas for your customers with the brand new Draper Tools advent calendar?
Give your customers the ultimate Christmas countdown with this limited edition calendar, featuring 49 specially selected tools hidden behind 24 doors. Simply open each door throughout December to build a handy Draper toolkit in time for the big day.
Building on the success of last year’s sell-out advent calendar, which received widespread media attention, this year’s model features an all new toolkit inside. It’s the perfect pre-Christmas gift for new DIY enthusiasts and seasoned home-improvement pros alike. The tool kit inside has broad appeal and would be useful for anyone around the house, garage or even at work.
The calendar includes a measuring tape, adjustable wrench, a selection of pliers, hex keys and a ¼” hex magnetic screwdriver with 31 different insert bits – all contained in a sturdy case to keep everything safe and organised.
Each Draper Tools advent calendar contains:
- 1x 2m Measuring tape
- 1x 100mm Adjustable wrench
- 1x 115mm Combination pliers
- 1x 115mm Diagonal pliers
- 1x ¼” Hex magnetic bit driver
- 1x ¼” Hex 60mm magnetic bit holder
- 9x 25mm PZ TYPE insert bits: No.0, No.1 (x2) No.2 (x4) and No3 (x2)
- 3x 25mm Cross slot insert bits: No.2
- 4x 25mm Plain slot insert bits: 3, 4.5, 5.5 and 6.5mm
- 7x 25mm DRAPER TX-STAR insert bits: T10, T15, T20, T25, T27, T30 and T40
- 3x 25mm Square insert bits: No.1, No2 and No.3
- 5x 25mm Hex insert bits: 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6mm
- 10 x Hex keys: 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3., 4, 5, 5.5, 6, 8, 10mm
- 1x Storage case with EVA insert
Christmas is the season of goodwill and giving, that’s why for every advent calendar sold, Draper Tools is donating £1 to NHS Charities Together in recognition of all hardworking NHS heroes who have done so much this year.
For more information details visit www.drapertools.com (stock no: 19777) or contact your Draper Tools Area Sales Manager.
and trade enquiries visit: www.drapertools.com.
Advent calendar RRP: £35, see www.drapertools.com for all the details.
*source Draper Tools survey, conducted by OnePoll August 2020, sample size: 2,000 UK homeowners.
About Draper Tools:
The family business that’s been supplying the nation with tools since 1919.
Draper Tools is a leading distributor of hand and power tools. Established in 1919 by Bert Draper, the company is now over 100 years old and is still family owned and run today. Draper Tools prides itself on the range, quality and value of its expanding portfolio which includes over 10,000 quality products. Product categories include automotive, construction, engineering and many more. Draper Tools products are available through a wide range of stockists both online and in stores. For more information, stockist details
Covid-19 Updates From Suppliers
For the most up to date news on all of the Troy THS Group suppliers. Please check out their supplier profiles. All updates from today referring to Covid-19 (Corna Virus) will be added to their profiles, along with inclusion in Friday operational emails.
Crest Medical Update
Crest Medical: ”We are pleased to confirm we have managed to reduce the minimum order value to £100.00 from £150.00 as we are aware that members are struggling to meet the FOC delivery”
Click the following link to view the BSI 2019 launch document explaining all the features of the new range – White label BS8599-2 mini catalogue
Click the following link to view the HF Antidote gel kit information – HF Antidote Gel Kit
Dart Tool Group Re-Launch Red Ten...
New Red Ten Diamond branding is being launched by the Dart Tool Group throughout July and August. Please view rebrand video here: https://youtu.be/jQxC8r9tTn
To help members promote the new Red Ten branding, Dart has created a folder of assets including:
- New logos
- Blade images
- Packaging images
- Email banner assets
- Web banner assets
- Social media posts
- Digital catalogue
- Rebrand video
These are all available on request, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or get in contact with your Dart Tool Group Account Manager.
Davis and Moore Ltd offer more options for protecting against Coronavirus
As you will be well aware, there is a growing number of people affected by the Corona Virus within the UK. You may also be aware that Manufactures of Alcohol Hand Gel are struggling to cope with demand and, therefore, lead times for their products are getting longer and longer.
We at Davis and Moore Ltd have therefore sourced a disinfectant hand wipe which can provide speedy and effective disinfection of both hands and surfaces with proven log kill rates for micro-organisms from a variety of major viruses, bacteria and fungi including the Corona Virus. I have attached an information document to give you further, more in depth details.
We are expecting the first delivery of these wipes in the next two weeks and we expect demand to be extremely high, so we respectfully recommend that you call us to reserve your cases now to avoid missing out.
Dickies Unveils Latest Safety Boot
Global workwear brand Dickies has expanded its range of safety footwear with the launch of the Medford Boot – designed to offer superior comfort, durability and protection in the colder months.
Ideal for tradespeople who spend all day on their feet, the Medford features a waterproof leather upper, plus thermal insulation to keep their feet warm and dry in cold and wet weather conditions.
Meeting the S3 safety classification, the Medford benefits from Dickies’ innovative DTC outsole, which was designed by its footwear experts to achieve the highest grip performance on smoother surfaces. The DTC sole has ergonomic flex lines and geometric tread patterns for maximum ground contact, even in wet conditions.
The Medford style is anti-static and is fuel and oil resistant. Additional safety features include composite toe-caps, which are lighter than steel alternatives while providing the same level of protection.
“With the Autumn/Winter season approaching, this is likely to prove popular among those looking for a new boot that offers both warmth and breathability, while ensuring they have the protection and durability they rely on,” said James Whitaker, Marketing Director.
“Footwear is a big focus of innovation for us and we’re constantly looking for ways to update and expand our range. As with all our footwear styles, the Medford has been tested above and beyond the safety regulation to ensure the protection and comfort of the tradespeople who rely on them.”
Designed in the style of a hiker boot, the Medford is available in three colour-ways, including Black, Brown and Navy Blue.
Discover Makita Training Courses
Makita are offering a comprehensive range of training courses, including introductions to the power tool industry, the garden machinery and grounds maintenance sector, refresher courses on new tools and Health and Safety focused sessions covering noise, vibration and dust management.
The training courses are conducted at three specialist training facilities, their Glasgow and London Factory Service Centres and Milton Keynes headquarters. A number of their courses are accredited by City & Guilds, the CITB and UK Rural Skills.
They will also be offering external training on-sites or at construction and land-based colleges to deliver ‘Be Safe’ and ‘Solutions Tool-Box’ courses aimed at supporting students and apprentices working within related industry sectors.
While the training is focused on Makita products, the skills and knowledge you gain will apply when working with any tools. Training is open to everyone in the construction and grounds maintenance industries. They also offer courses for teachers and college trainers to allow them to pass on best practice to their students.
Training for instructors and authorised service teams
As part of the ‘Train the Trainers’ scheme, Makita provides specialist courses for those already competent with the tools, to gain the skills needed to instruct others. This is ideal for larger contractors who wish to deliver in-house or on-site training to operatives on electric, petrol and air-powered tools as well as gas nailers and abrasive wheel tools.
They also offer training courses aimed at those involved in the servicing of Makita construction and outdoor power tools.
Dormer Pramet UK - Sales Unit Closure
A MESSAGE FROM CHRIS HERRING, DORMER PRAMET, GENERAL MANAGER.
Due to the recent restrictions on movement, we have taken the decision to close our sales office until further notice. This is a precautionary measure to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees, customers and partners.
However, all our staff continue to work from home.
Below is a list of telephone numbers you can call based on your business
location. In addition, our email address (email@example.com) remains
live and is constantly monitored during working hours. Therefore, please
contact us via these channels with your enquiries, stock-checks and orders.
Electronic ordering (DOL/EDI) remains unaffected.
|North East England||01246 571313|
|North West England||01246 571316|
|South East England||01246 571318|
|South West England||01246 571319|
|Southern England||01246 571317|
|West Midlands||01246 571350|
|Yorkshire & N/E Midlands||01246 571315|
|Technical Support||01246 571335|
If you find your local number is engaged or not answering, please feel free to
call an alternative.
At this stage, there is no disruption to our services and deliveries will
continue as normal. The only exception being product returns, which we will
unfortunately not be able to accept back until our office re-opens. We will
monitor the situation closely and up-date you with any development and
If you have any further questions, please contact our customer
service team using the telephone numbers or email address shown above.
Alternatively, you can contact your local Dormer Pramet Sales Engineer on
their usual number.
Thank you for your support and patience during this time.
Draper Have Opened The Doors And You Are Invited!
WE’VE OPENED THE DOORS AT DRAPER TOOLS AND YOU ARE INVITED!
From Tuesday 1st to Thursday 3rd October 2019 you can find out everything you need to know about Draper. We are opening our visitor centre from 8.30 am until 5.30 pm and offering you the chance to see our new products in the flesh. See and handle the new XP20 power tool range, the impressive Digital 3-D Wheel Aligner, our Tyre Changer with wheel balancer kit and much more.
You are welcome to join a full tour of our facilities where we will take you around both sites, Chandler’s Ford and North Baddesley. You will see first-hand the high level of support that we offer our customers, from Goods In and QA to the latest in picking systems.
We will have show only Golden Deals with some exclusive, very keen prices on core ranges, based on several different quantities and profiles. The Sale Room will be packed with crazy, non-repeatable deals. There will be gift bags, food and drinks available on the day too.
When you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org you will receive your Golden Ticket along with a letter giving you all the information you need for the day. Bring this ticket to one of the open days and we will enter you into a draw to win some great home entertainment prizes. Prizes up for grabs include a 10” Android Wi-Fi tablet, a drone, a coffee machine, an Apple watch and a 65″ curved 4K HD smart TV!
Terms and conditions will apply, unfortunately, if you don’t come, or spend on the day, you are not entitled to enter the draw.
Remember to confirm which day you wish to attend, by emailing email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you.
Draper Invite Members to Their Summer Show
Draper Tools would like to invite you to their Summer Show
on Tuesday 4th , Wednesday 5th
and Thursday 6th June 2019
from 10am – 6pm 4th & 5th
and from 10am – 8pm 6th
Venue: Cedar Court Hotel,
Lindley Moor Road, Ainley Top,
Huddersfi eld HD3 3RH (Just off M62 J24)
Tel: 01422 375431
Click the link below to view full details
Draper Offers Members To Try Before They Buy...
Being part of Troy THS means access to exclusive products from top suppliers including Draper Tools, who’ve recently introduced three new items especially for members. But how do they hold up and what do members think of these exclusive items? We all know it’s good to try before you buy, so this month, Troy THS members have been putting a Draper exclusive product to the test.
A selection of Troy THS retailers got hands-on with the new Draper Expert Diamond Sintered Tipped Screwdriver Bits (stock no. 99424) and gave us their thoughts.
Here’s a look at what they had to say:
‘’Gripped the bits clean and tight… a tidy, compact set that does what is says on the pack…Good value for money and could be used to sweeten a deal on a power tool’’ Dennis at 5Kingtools
“Aimed at the right customer these will sell off the counter’’ David at Cummins & Jennings
“Diamond coated bits grip the screws better…talking about this would definitely help to secure the sale. I’d recommend them… the diamond coating warrants the price” Steven, GE Tools
“The price seems right and there’re not many alternatives out there, so I give it 4 stars out of 5” John, Lloyds & Jones
Designed to reduce cam-out and increase durability, the 15 diamond tipped screwdriver bits from Draper Tools include the most popular sizes, all colour coded for ease and supplied in a convenient carry case. And remember, these quality bits aren’t available to other retailers, they’re only for Troy THS members, designed to help give you a little extra competitive edge at this difficult time.
To find out more about these and the other exclusive products from Draper, visit b2b.drapertools.com or contact your local Draper Area Sales Manager.
Draper Tools launches Festive Deals as 25% of Brits want tools for Christmas
With the increased interest in DIY and gardening this year, retailers could be in for strong seasonal sales. According to Draper Tools latest research, a quarter of UK adults say tools and DIY supplies are likely to be on their Christmas list this year*. That’s why Draper Tools has launched a huge new promotion for the festive season. The company’s Festive Deals promotion is packed with over 300 products at great prices offering everything from stocking fillers through to ideal Christmas presents for DIY enthusiasts, gardeners, motorists and tradespeople too.
With Draper’s Festive Deals promotion, retailers can meet customer demand and get a great deal at the same time. By getting involved with the promotion, Draper Tools stockists have the opportunity to benefit from seasonal sales-boosting extras such as a digital toolkit with imagery and graphics for social media. For qualifying orders there’s also festive in-store POS available to dress shop windows and counters. Plus, there’s a printed gift guide available, featuring over 40 pages of inspiration to entice customers and encourage festive sales. To find out how to qualify for these added extras speak to your Draper representative today!
Draper Tools has thought of everything with a whole range of products on offer that will appeal to a wide range of customers this festive season – from power tools that pack a punch, right through to smart, stylish garden essentials. Whether your customers are hardworking tradespeople, DIY enthusiasts, gardeners or keen motorists, there’s something to suit.
Don’t miss exciting offers on the Draper D20 and Storm Force 20V power tool ranges, which each feature their own convenient, multi-tool battery system – where one battery system powers every tool in the series. These top-quality ranges are ideal to enhance anyone’s power tool collection, appealing to both new and seasoned DIYers.
There are also great deals available on storage solutions to get your customers organised and handy household must-haves such as hex keys, LED torches and battery chargers too. Festive Deals really is a comprehensive collection, packed with products and support to help retailers on the way to successful seasonal sales.
Speak to your Draper Tools representative for all the details on Festive Deals or talk a look at https://b2b.drapertools.com/festive-deals
*source Draper Tools survey, conducted by OnePoll August 2020, sample size: 2,000 UK adults.
About Draper Tools:
The family business that’s been supplying the nation with tools since 1919.
Draper Tools is a leading distributor of hand and power tools. Established in 1919 by Bert Draper, the company is now over 100 years old and is still family owned and run today. Draper Tools prides itself on the range, quality and value of its expanding portfolio which includes over 10,000 quality products. Product categories include automotive, construction, engineering and many more. Draper Tools products are available through a wide range of stockists both online and in stores. For more information, stockist details and trade enquiries visit: www.drapertools.com.
Draper Tools message, we remain fully operational
A statement from Graham Wade, Managing Director of Draper Tools.
I wanted to update you on how we’re adapting to the uncertainty of COVID-19.
As a family business, we’ve always taken seriously the health of our staff and customers. In these turbulent times, this has never been more important, and we are striving to do everything we can to protect us all.
Now, as ever, the entire Draper Tools team are working tirelessly to adapt to these ever-changing situations and make sure that we keep it business as usual.
We understand the challenges faced by our customers, so please be assured that we remain fully operational.
We have lots of stock available to supply all customers. We have a warehouse team that are ready and raring to go to pick, pack and deliver our tools. And most importantly, we wanted to do something to support you during these difficult times, so in the next few days we’re reducing our drop shipping fee from £6.50 to £4.95 (we’re just in the process of making the necessary adjustments to our systems to achieve this). In these times, more and more people are working at home and so this change will hopefully enable you to attract extra business with our carriers delivering directly to your customers.
Our carriage paid order values remain unchanged.
From the Draper family and I, we want to say a huge thanks to you, for your ongoing support. We are doing everything we can to ensure that we help you, your customers and our team through these unprecedented times.
We will continue to review our measures as the situation unfolds.
Thank you and stay safe.
Draper Tools study finds more than 430 million DIY jobs needing attention in Britain’s homes
More than 430 million DIY jobs currently need attention in Britain’s homes, a new study by leading tool firm Draper Tools has found.
The Draper Tools ‘Job Done’ study looked at the nation’s attitudes to some of life’s essential but often put off jobs. From everyday home, garden and car maintenance, right through to DIY and household repairs, the research polled 2,000 adults with the aim of exploring how Britain gets the job done.
Lack of time and hectic lifestyles are partly to blame for the weighty list of home improvements on the nation’s to do lists.
Giving their houses a lick of paint, putting up shelves and wallpapering are among the tasks they are yet to finish.
Other nagging jobs include inflating car tyres, changing light bulbs, fixing dodgy toilet flushes and cleaning the patio.
The Draper Tools research found three quarters agree if a job’s worth doing it’s worth doing well – otherwise it’s simply not worth doing at all. This might explain why 44 per cent have started a task only to leave it half-finished for prolonged period – because they realised part-way through they didn’t have the tools for the job.
Clive Richardson, Marketing Director at Draper Tools said: “Motivating yourself to get jobs done or finding the time to do them isn’t easy – especially when there are so many tasks on our to-do lists.
“The key is to focus on one thing at a time and gradually chip away at your to-do lists otherwise the mounting number of DIY jobs can become overwhelming. We find that with the right tools and a bit of determination to get the job done, these tasks don’t have to take over your life.”
The study also found seven in 10 ‘long’ to cross off DIY jobs from their to-do list – including bleeding radiators, repairing fencing and clearing out the shed. Other long outstanding tasks on the list were building flat pack furniture, fixing squeaky doors and tightening loose screws. Raking up leaves, changing fuses and boarding up the attic also remain incomplete for many of those polled.
It seems that Britain’s busy tradespeople are no better than the rest of the population either, with the average tradesperson having more than double the household repairs and home improvement jobs on their list than the rest of the UK. The research found that those who worked in a trade such as construction, plumbing or electrics had on average 18 DIY and maintenance jobs currently on their list to do at home. By comparison the average person had just eight.
For 59 per cent of the population crossing jobs off their list might take a while – they admit they have an ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’ attitude towards home improvement.
In fact, a fifth avoid DIY at all costs and six in 10 simply do it out of necessity.
However, a further fifth described home improvement as something they really enjoy.
When it comes to ability, more than a third described themselves as ‘very good’ at DIY – although six in 10 said they are ‘not that good’ or ‘very bad’.
As a result, many of those polled rely on others for help and advice – with dad the first point of call for four in 10.
Further to this, those who rely on their fathers will go to them as often as four times a month.
But the Draper Tools study carried out through OnePoll found a quarter will also go to their mum for some pointers.
Clive Richardson, Marketing Director at Draper Tools continued: “There are a lot of ways to make jobs that little bit easier – and mum and dad can certainly help. There are also plenty of tools that will simplify and speed up many of the jobs on the nation’s list. What’s more, it’s incredibly rewarding when you do get the job done. In fact, three quarters of the population agreed that nothing beats the satisfaction of a getting a DIY job done – so finally tackling those neglected tasks can be very worthwhile indeed.”
UK’S DIY TO-DO LIST
- Painting walls
- Cleaning the car
- Cleaning the patio
- Defrosting the freezer
- Hanging a picture frame
- Collecting leaves
- Replacing light bulbs
- Organising / clearing out the shed
- Painting a door
- Checking tyre pressure
- Bleeding a radiator
- Plastering over a little hole
- Putting up curtains/blinds
- Inflating car tyres
- Putting up shelves
- Fixing a fence panel
- Fixing a dripping tap
- Chipped skirting board
- Wallpapering a wall
- Sorting a squeaky door
- Tightening loose screw
- Building flat pack furniture
- Fixing a toilet
- Changing a plug/fuse
- Replacing a doorknob
- Changing a shower head
- Tightening up a loose kitchen cupboard door
- Fixing a lock
- Replacing a broken toilet seat
- Laying carpets
- Fixing a dodgy toilet flush
- Changing a light switch
- Sorting squeaky floorboards
- Repairing the shed roof
- Fixing a sticking drawer
- Fixing a broken doorbell
- Straightening up a door
- Boarding up the attic
- Fixing a leaking pipe
For more information on the Draper Job Done Study or the latest products to help get the job done visit www.drapertools.com
Survey conducted by OnePoll of 2,000 UK adults, of which 185 were tradespeople.
About Draper Tools: Draper Tools is a leading distributor of hand and power tools. Established in 1919 by Bert Draper, the company is now more than 100 years old and is still family owned and run today. Draper Tools prides itself on the range, quality and value of its expanding product portfolio which includes over 10,000 quality products. Product categories include automotive, construction, engineering and many more. Draper Tools products are available through a wide range of stockists both online and in stores. For more information, stockist details and trade enquiries visit: www.drapertools.com.
Draper: Never Get Caught Out By A Flat Car Battery Again
If you haven’t driven your car for a while, or have only been making occasional short trips, you could find that your car won’t start the next time you need it. Draper Tools has launched a brand new range of Smart Chargers & Battery Maintainers to help solve this problem and stop you or your customers getting caught out by a flat car battery. The new range includes four different models that will extend the life of your battery. They’ll also activate, analyse and recondition your car battery, as well as being suitable for motorbikes, vans and caravans.
UK lockdowns have seen millions of us reducing and even completely stopping driving and this has led to an increase in flat battery breakdowns*. The situation is made worse in winter, as batteries can struggle in cold weather conditions. But there is a solution in the Draper 6V/12V Smart Charger & Battery Maintainer range (available in 2A, 4A, 6A and 10A options). These portable smart chargers will work with a range of 6V and 12V vehicle batteries and can be connected to a Lead-Acid or Lithium battery for a long duration without the risk of overcharging. This means you can simply leave them to charge overnight without worrying. Winter conditions aren’t a problem either, the Draper range of Smart Chargers & Battery Maintainers can all be used in temperatures as low as -20°C.
What sets this range apart from standard battery chargers is a special 10-step process that can analyse and repair your battery. The chargers can check the status of your battery and ensure it’s kept at 95-100%, with the voltage continually monitored.
And, what could really save the day, is how these chargers can even be used on deeply discharged batteries (aka a totally flat battery) – which can happen when you’ve left something on such as an internal light or headlights. By keeping a Draper Smart Charger & Battery Maintainer handy, you can totally avoid the need to jump start a flat battery with another vehicle. Thanks to the 10-step process, deeply discharged batteries are restored by repeated charging with small current pulses to rejuvenate battery capacity.
The Draper Smart Charger & Battery Maintainer are an easy to use and cost-effective solution to keep batteries in good condition all year round – especially in the current climate where many of us are using our cars less and less. With prices starting from £29.95 – they’re a must have for any car owner.
Draper's new campaign reveals health benefits of DIY & Gardening
Draper’s new national campaign to promote the health and wellbeing benefits of DIY & gardening has already been making headlines in the The Sun, The Daily Mirror and other national media. There are some really fascinating findings – PE with Joe Wicks might be over, but there’s still plenty of ways for the nation to burn calories at home.
- UK Homeowners burn more than EIGHTY THOUSAND calories a year by gardening and doing DIY
- During a typical year, house proud Brits will spend 165 hours in total on their home & garden improvements
- 67% of the population said doing a DIY or gardening job well is more satisfying than doing a good job at work
- 73% of homeonwers consider gardening to be a nice way to de-stress and to relax and 47% feel similarly about DIY
Survey commissioned by Draper Tools, conducted by OnePoll. Sample size: 2,000 UK homeowners.
About Draper Tools: Draper Tools is a leading distributor of hand and power tools. Established in 1919 by Bert Draper, the company is now more than 100 years old and is still family owned and run today. Draper Tools prides itself on the range, quality and value of its expanding product portfolio which includes over 10,000 quality products. Product categories include automotive, gardening and landscaping, construction, engineering and many more. Draper Tools products are available through a wide range of stockists both online and in stores. For more information, stockist details and trade enquiries visit: www.drapertools.com.
Draper's New Poll - Gardening Is Officially Cool Say Young People...
Think the typical gardening enthusiast is retirement age with a large outside space? Think again. Draper Tools has surveyed the nation’s young people to get their views on gardening and it’s clear gardening is enjoying a renaissance among 18 – 34 year olds.
Night clubs out, garden centres in
The Draper Tools poll of 2,000 young people found that gardening has enjoyed a surge in popularity among 18 to 34 year-olds during lockdown. 83% of young people now describe gardening as ‘cool’ and 54% would rather amble around a garden centre than dance the night away in a club. The appeal is rooted in mindfulness, with a desire to make their homes and gardens a nicer place to be, to improve mental health, and creating a space they can escape to. It also emerged that gardening is so popular that young adults spend close to two hours during a typical week taking care of their beloved plants.
Kev Smith, Head of Marketing at Draper Tools commented on the findings: “The popularity among young adults is fantastic to see, we knew it was popular, but even we were surprised by the outpouring of love for it. There’s a tendency to think of gardening as an activity for older people, but this study proves that gardening really is for everyone, whatever your age. Gardening is a very calming activity, as well as a rewarding one – everyone can enjoy the benefits it brings.”
Shopping for the garden
The study found the most popular houseplants among those polled are cacti, orchids, and aloe vera, followed by basil, spider plants and peace lilies. Outdoors, the most common are daffodils, roses, and lavender, along with tulips, mint and hydrangea. While the act of gardening itself is one of the biggest appeals – it appears to be more than that. Two thirds (66%) also said they love shopping for gardening items – whether that’s plants, seeds, or tools.
When it comes to tools and equipment, some the items most likely to be on the wish list are garden gloves, a hedge trimmer and pruning tools. To date, those polled have spent £318.56 on such items – with 58% revealing they’ve spent more on gardening during the past 12 months or so than ever before. In fact, 56% said gardening is one of the things which has kept them going in the wake of the pandemic. But this doesn’t mean their interest looks likely to shrivel-up like an unloved plant – 72% intend to keep on investing in plants, tools, equipment, and more to fulfil their vision for their garden.
Garden size doesn’t matter
Carried out through OnePoll, the study also found 60% wish they had access to more outside space than they do currently – so they could be even more green fingered. However, 78% believe you don’t need a big outdoor area to experience the benefits of gardening. The most popular place to grow plants is on the kitchen windowsill, while living rooms, bathrooms and balconies are also popular locations for all things green.
Kev Smith continued: “Gardening is incredibly accessible which might in part explain its increasing popularity. Wherever you live, whatever your space, anyone can give growing plants a go – and we’re seeing more and more people embracing this. The transformative effect of plants on areas big or small is just one of many great things about having plants in your home – both inside and out.”
Support for garden retailers
Draper has all the tools to help retailers tap into this exciting new market, contact your Draper Account Manager to find out more or take a look at www.drapertools.com/sowmuchmore. Draper stockists will also be able to access more details on Draper’s b2b website.
The top ten tools on young people’s wish list:
1. Garden gloves
2. A complete set of gardening tools
3. Lawn mower
4. Hedge trimmer
5. Pruning tools such as loppers, secateurs, shears
6. Weeders or tools for weed control
7. Garden kneeler
8. Hand trowel or fork
9. Leaf blower
10. Spade or digging fork
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Easing Of COVID19 Restrictions ... A Message From Troy
With lockdown restrictions across the UK easing from today, Monday 19th July, we would like to wish all our valued Members, Suppliers & Business Partners the very best wishes and safe working for the weeks ahead.
Please remember that we are here, as part of your extended team, and always on the end of the phone or email should you need anything at all.
Stay Safe & Take Care, The Team at Troy
Europa FREE Respirator Tooling Update
At the start of lockdown, as news of furlough schemes and uncertain futures began to spread, the team at Europa, along with many others were rightly worried. So when the government announced that they would be asking UK companies to make ventilators and respirator parts, we made a decision with a dual purpose; to help in the fight against Covid 19 we offered free tooling to any company involved in this manufacturing project, which in turn gave the Europa team a morale boost and a sense of pride that we were “doing our bit”. This was an offer of a package of tools to complete the job, not just free trial tooling. The only criterion was that the manufacturer must show proof of order for the parts before we supplied anything.
We have supported many companies with free tooling during this period, mainly with tooling for aluminium. Typically, we would receive a part drawing in the morning, our Technical Solutions Managers would make a process and tooling recommendation, a copy of the end users order and quantity list would be received in the afternoon, and we delivered the free tools the next day.
None of the details of the companies that contacted us have been kept on record as this was a truly altruistic offer and not intended for gain. However, if any of them contact us now we will of course put any business through their preferred distributor.
At a time when some suppliers were refusing to top up vending machines, or were unable to deliver next day as their stock is in Europe, it was a gesture that was well received by end users and distributors alike. Let’s hope that nothing like this crops up again in the future, but if it does we would do exactly the same thing every time.
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