Happy New Year !
We hope you had a relaxing Christmas period, for those who celebrate it, and that 2023 is a really good one for you.
Firstly, Thank you – for your support, enquiries, and engagement with our business so far. We do not take any single enquiry or order for granted. As we enter our 37th year with over 72,000 sites supplied in the UK so far, we never forget our journey starting with just one employee and one design and now offering hundreds of mail and parcel solutions for all requirements and compliance, very much at the forefront of our sector.
During such challenging times, we are all hearing and experiencing difficult times and price increases everywhere.
We are certainly not excluded from this situation. The last 2 years has hit us hard as a British manufacturer.
We have weathered many storms over the last 37 years and we try to use these tough times to focus in on Continuous improvements and efficiencies within our business. We have invested in new machinery and processes to claw back return, in an attempt to offset the huge energy bills and raw material prices. All our products start life as aluminium extrusion or flat sheets of steel and aluminium and are taken through the entire process in-house.
As a result of this innovation and investment we have absorbed most price increases ourselves and ‘taken the hit’ to ensure we hold our position as a British manufacturer, often competing with cheap inferior imports. Every day we are pushed back on quotes and the market squeezes us on our selling prices that have actually been frozen in the majority of cases. This situation is not sustainable when a price increase has not been passed on.
Our product range is specification driven, we will beat any like for like quote and we are at the forefront of innovation and always working hard to stay ahead of emerging trends and standards, ensuring the Built Environment has what it needs; tested, certified and compliant to perform and last on site.
As we do everything we can to continue to hold our prices we hope for one thing of the market;
That you please bear in mind the impact of playing off suppliers to drive down price, that you pause to remember that behind trusted and established British companies like us who will go ‘all out’ to do all they can for their customer and market, that you consider the storm we are weathering too, and that we are doing all we can to support you and hold our prices and that ‘taking the hit’ can only go so far.
I am pretty sure you all want to see quality British products available for you in the future.
Buying cheap does not generally produce best Value, and we are all considering waste and our environment more and more. After sales service from a team that genuinely cares also counts for something too, and we are here in South Wales to be on hand and at your service.
On a really positive note, keep your eyes out for our own SLB delivery vehicles. To minimise the losses of damage in transit and late deliveries through 3rd party carrier issues, we are delighted that we are now handling our own deliveries! Our own dedicated and knowledgeable team from Wales are delivering to site daily and will ensure product arrives safely and in the perfect condition it left our final despatch inspection department.
We are here to support ALL your mailbox and parcelbox needs – whether its price driven, design-led, compliant to Fire / Building Regulations, Secured By Design or anything else, we’ve got it covered.
We have hundreds of options, endless colour choices and everything is handled in-house.
Lastly, my biggest message of 2023 is this;
For every location that has Mail delivered, it now also has Parcels. This is not going away. This is modern living, and its growth is exponential.
It’s one of the 21st century biggest shifts. Provision needs to be made and the solution is right here.
10 years of investment and innovation has resulted in myRENZbox Intelligent parcel solutions, and we also offer a range of digital and manual options.
It cannot be ignored, a development without provision comes with a whole multitude of growing problems – theft, fire risk, obstruction, ID theft and more.
Our great team are here to support you, loyal and trustworthy, producing great quality products and offering training and advice as required.
Let’s hope 2023 be a year of recovery and optimism and above all…..collaboration – working together to achieve fantastic results.
Wishing you the very best, as always