Buy reinforcements direct and save up to £200k a year

Paul Sullivan
Paul Sullivan

Anglo European has said its customers are saving anywhere up to £200,000 a year by buying-in cut-to-size reinforcements direct, rather than going through their systems companies and cutting their own product.

According to Anglo European, the figures, based on customer modelling, reveal that larger fabricators manufacturing 1,500 frames plus, will comfortably save more than £100,000 a year in lower purchasing and manufacturing costs.

The specialist supplier of galvanised reinforcements says that its research shows that even smaller customers should expect savings of around £10,000 a year, simply by buying reinforcement direct and an accompanying reduction in overhead.

Paul Sullivan, managing director, Anglo European, said: “There are massive costs associated with buying reinforcements through your systems company. Unit price is higher, as sitting between the manufacturer i.e. people like us, introduces a handling fee.

“But it’s the other costs – for example, labour, wastage and skipping of material – which contribute to a far more substantial overhead.”

Available for all leading PVC-U systems, in addition to the supply of full bar length, Anglo European offers cut-to-size reinforcement supply delivered in only three-days from point of order.

This it says is critical in supporting its customers in reducing overheads as Paul explained. “Cut-to-size bar length delivers incredible competitive advantage to our customers. They can take out labour and wastage instantly,” he said.

“If you’re doing any volume, you’re going to have someone on a saw. Throw in their salary and costs of employment and you’re looking at £30K a year. Buy-in cut-to-size reinforcement and that’s gone straight away.”

The steel reinforcement specialist says that this means customers don’t have to tie-up capital in stock holding.

Efficiencies in its own business have also allowed Anglo European to minimise its own operational costs and the price point of reinforcement to its customers.

“We’re cutting reinforcement to size, for lots of different customers each and every day which means we can optimise usage. We don’t have lots of wastage,” said Paul. “That means that our customers aren’t paying for steel they aren’t using.”

Paul argues, however, that one of the biggest advantages of buying-in cut-to-size steel reinforcement is that its customers free-up floor space.

“Whatever the size of your factory floor, your yard, warehousing – it’s never big enough. In buying cut-to-size reinforcement, space is instantly released without any increase in overhead,” Paul concluded.

Anglo European is a manufacturer of steel reinforcements, couplers and bay poles for all leading PVC-U systems. Its products are manufactured inhouse in the UK using British-made steel, while it has also undertaken an extensive and continuous test programme. This means that reinforcements from Anglo European are manufactured in line with systems companies own standards and carry a 10-year guarantee.