20-20 Fusion is CBA's first choice for software
Published: 22 January, 2010
ASHFORD: 20-20 Fusion, the design and visualisation software company, has entered into a partnership with the Combined Buying Association.
The CBA has named Fusion Design as its "preferred platform" after a lengthy review of how it could improve the design aspect of its businesses and boost its corporate identity.
The CBA is a group of independent plumbers and builders' merchants, whose function is to enhance their collective industry presence, negotiating better deals and increasing their combined purchasing power against the biggest players in the merchants' market.
Formed over 40 years ago, the CBA and its members now account for 9% of the total merchants' market.
Increasing numbers of the CBA membership have come to realise that working with a unified design programme would have a significant impact on their businesses.
As individual companies, they would not have qualified for 20-20 Fusion's Corporate programme; but, as members of the CBA, they will now receive all of the additional benefits of the corporate software solution, including the provision of corporate training programmes and being assigned personal account managers, who are able to provide enhanced levels of support.
CBA members are also able to use both the kitchen and bathroom design programmes available from Fusion Design, thereby expanding the range of services provided to their customers.
As a result of this new relationship, several CBA members have abandoned other design platforms in favour of Fusion Design software.
CBA members currently using Fusion Design include independent merchants Ridgeons, Elliotts, Howarth Timber & Building Supplies, Covers, Robert Price, Willbond, Farr & Harris and Sydenhams.