Etac opens new distribution centre in UK
Etac, one of Europe's leading suppliers of high quality designed products which enhance independence and mobility have opened a new distribution centre in the UK for their Hygiene, Manual transfer, Mechanical transfer Manual Wheelchairs and ADL products. Power chair products will continue to be supplied through Etac UK.
Based at Etac's subsidiary company's site, R82 UK Ltd, in the West Midlands, Etac will now be able to offer an enhanced level of service to their customers in UK and Ireland. In addition to offering ex-stock delivery on the majority of product lines, Etac have recruited a dedicated customer service and sales team who will offer support and assistance to existing distributors.
Power chair products will continue to be supplied through Etac UK www.etacuk.com under the leadership of Ian Carter, Managing Director Etac UK.
The new operation will be led by Kieron Slocombe, R82's Managing Director in the UK. Kieron commented that "we have invested heavily in this new venture and we are confident that our customers will see real benefits, we are now able to offer 48 hour delivery on most key product lines and we will be able to bring down costs for our existing distributors as their costs associated with importing Etac products have been brought down by the more efficient shipping methods now being employed. More importantly, with our dedicated customer service and sales team, we will be able to support our existing customers by promoting the Etac product ranges throughout the UK and Ireland."
Etac has planned significant marketing activity for 2013. In addition to the new website www.etac.com/etac-uk there are five new specialist catalogues covering Daily Living, Hygiene, Manual Wheelchairs, Manual Handling as well as one dedicated to Molift Mobile Lifts and Slings. Etac also has an ambitious exhibition programme planned which includes Naidex, Moving and Handling People Conference and the "Kidz" exhibitions.
The newly recruited sales team will focus on supporting Etac's key existing distributors, including Patterson Medical and Nordic Care Services. They will also promote the brand and product ranges to Occupational Therapists, Community Equipment Services and Moving and Handling Specialists. Our aim is to develop the Etac brand in UK and Ireland so that it is recognised as the bench mark for quality, value and function by healthcare professionals.
R82 UK Ltd.
Unit D4A, Coombswood Business Park East, Coombswood Way, Halesowen
West Midlands B62 8BH
Tel: +44 0121 561 2222
Fax: +44 0121 559 5437