As the UK’s leading decorative aggregate supplier, Long Rake Spar continuously strives to improve the service that it offers to customers. At the forefront of this, is their new site acquisition in Rye, East Sussex which offers new opportunities for the company to increase their exposure in the South East.
The acquisition of the 20 acre dock and storage facility in Rye comes as part of Long Rake Spar’s long term expansion strategy, which has previously seen the company move from strength to strength as a supplier to various industry sectors.
The new location offers unparalleled logistical efficiency, giving in the South of England and London the opportunity to source products from a local site, thus decreasing the cost and carbon footprint of their supply chain.
Achieving economic and environmental sustainability when supplying customers in the South East has always been a challenge for the company, with the majority of their best-selling products being transported from their main site in Derbyshire.
Managing Director Trevor Broadhurst commented: “The acquisition of Romney Holdings in Rye is a strategic investment for us to expand our presence in the South of England. The additional facilities will provide valuable storage and manufacturing capacity to enable us to meet growing demand for our products and continue to provide our customers with the excellent levels of support our clients expect.”
“As one of the largest importers of decorative aggregates in the UK, the location of the site was paramount. Rye represents a crucial gateway for importing and exporting exclusive European and worldwide material and the site will allow us to continue to lead the way in product development.” Once developed, the site will greatly increase Long Rake Spar’s stock holding facilities enabling the company to respond more rapidly to customer demands and increase their presence in the South East market.
The investment at Rye comes as part of a series of recent developments in the business to enhance their focus on customer service. Marketing Director Sarah Hill said “understanding customer feedback is critical to developing lasting working relationships. At Long Rake Spar we create valued partnerships with merchants by supporting them through our exclusive product range and specialist merchandising.”
The site acquisition at Rye and continued emphasis on product development and merchandising support will allow Long Rake Spar to maintain their position as the leading decorative aggregate supplier to specifiers and landscapers in the UK. For more information on our extensive product range and services contact our dedicated sales team.
Long Rake Spar was advised throughout this acquisition by the real estate and corporate teams at Walker Morris .