Flowtech Fluidpower 2014 Annual Report
As part of the progressive market focus, the Group continues to develop and implement added value services to its sales offer. With the pivotal position of the Group within the fluid power supply chain, it is ideally placed to deliver both product and service propositions and also training and development programmes to the marketplace
Chief Executive Officer
The continued introduction of new Exclusive Brands along with increased depth and width of the global OEM brands will allow the Group to access new market sectors; this extension is driven by close interactions with customers and suppliers.
The introduction of contract sourcing in 2014 utilising the existing Far East supply chain has opened opportunities for the customer base to purchase bulk products which are specific for them. The sourcing team work with the Group's employees in the Far East to coordinate and expedite these special requirements.
To increase market penetration the existing hose assembly and tube manipulation service has been aligned with the engineering excellence of Primary Fluid Power, offering assemblies and manipulations to industry. The service covers hydraulic, pneumatic and industrial applications with fast turnaround and fully accredited processes.
The acquisition of Primary Fluid Power, a technically based hydraulic business with a strong and long standing reputation in the marketplace, has allowed the Group to increase its hydraulic offer to its distinct customer channels. The business offers a wide range of hydraulic parts, design and assembly of systems and purifiers.
The enlarged Group is able to support and advise its wide and varied customer base on all aspects of fluid power applications, from product requirements to design and build. The continued expansion of the Group will ensure that this ability to support and advise customers will be extended.
The training programmes across hydraulic, pneumatic and industrial applications will be extended as the Group's technical depth increases over the coming years, and this development will complement the existing programmes already in place.
The constant development of the online trading platform linked to a highly focused marketing programmes, is aimed at achieving an ease of transaction for our customers with rich content supplemented by extensive technical information.