Catching the rainbow

chase rainbows campaignSpectus has launched a new campaign, called ‘Chasing Rainbows’, designed to help fabricators and installers get the most out of increased demand for woodgrain and colour finishes.

According to Spectus, the campaign will see more of its colour range brought into stock for the ‘quickest possible’ turnaround, plus a ‘striking’ range of marketing materials to drive end-user awareness and interest.

Spectus’ brand manager, Carmen Velilla, said: “Consumers are demanding more and more woodgrain and colour finishes and we want to be sure our fabricators and installers can react quickly and easily to ensure they can all make the very most of this powerful trend.

“We have reacted to feedback from our customers who say they want to be able to offer installers greater flexibility and quicker lead times. This is one of the biggest movements in our industry in recent years and they need to be fully equipped to gain the maximum benefit from it.

“We already have a very comprehensive range of woodgrains and colours, and now we are backing up that offering with a more streamlined service as well as a wide range of additional marketing materials that installers can order to promote the range proactively to the end user.”

Epwin Group sales director, Wolfgang Gorner, added: “Foiled sales now account for at least a quarter of the market and the figure is still growing, so the opportunities are very significant. Woodgrain and coloured frames can mean higher margins for fabricators and installers but the market also demands choice and speed if they are to make the most of this trend.

“At Epwin, we have invested £1.4million in a new finishing plant which not only addresses choice with a wider range of colours but also speed with a dramatic cut in lead time through a much wider range of stock lines. Also, the elimination of minimum order sizes will be welcomed by fabricators of all sizes.”

The new plant, believed to be the largest of its kind in the UK, carries 1,500 tonnes of stocked profile, housed within a 60,000ft2 facility that has capacity to respond to the ever-growing demand.

The campaign is backed by a new ‘Chase Rainbows’ trade brochure along with POS and marketing support such as swatches, posters and pop up banners.