API Foils increases sales and distribution capacity
API Foils has opened a sales and distribution centre in Sheffield for its decorative foils to work alongside its existing manufacturing and distribution facilities in Livingstone, Scotland.
“This is a significant investment by API to further improve our customer service in the UK,” comments UK national sales and distribution manager Mark Gilbert. “While we will retain slitting capacity and stock at our Livingston manufacturing site we can now provide our full product range and finishing capability from Sheffield which will improve the service we can offer our UK customers. We have expanded our customer service team in both Sheffield and Livingston and made it easier for customers to contact us by using just one telephone number (01909 770551)and email address (email@example.com).”
The new centre currently holds circa 4 million square metres of foil across the full product range; hot, cold, pigment and holographic foil. API Foils has invested in the latest machinery for spooling, cutting and slitting foil at the site to improve finishing lead times for UK customers.
“As we expand and see our market grow we have invested in our infrastructure and customer support to ensure that we can continue to meet our customer’s demand,” explains managing director Will Oldham. “Our aim is to deliver the best service in the industry through local support and practical technical expertise. We will help our customers optimise the use of our products at every stage of their process from design through application to after sales service and ongoing development.”
The new Sheffield site is one of several large investments planned for the business over the next 12 months as it seeks to strengthen its position in the UK and across Europe.