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Victory for bulk bag aggies

Published:  06 October, 2009

UK: Travis Perkins, Buildbase and Jackson have announced their renewed commitment to the Builders' Merchants Federation (BMF) standardisation of weight for bulk bag aggregates.

The initiative, which has also been agreed with country trading standards offices, allows customers to compare like-for-like costs between TP, Buildbase, Jackson and independent builder's merchants. It was bought in to make the customer's life easier and bring transparency to the market.

This standardisation enables customers to make accurate price comparisons when it comes to buying their bulk products.

This, said Keith Wright, TP's product director: "is particularly important as not all merchants currently adhere to the BMF guidelines and it is possible for customers to find themselves not comparing like-for-like.

"It's a tough time out there for all our customers and the last thing they need is confusion when they're comparing prices across merchants. We fully believe that there should be transparency within the sector and customers should know exactly what they're buying and how much it costs. "

Stephen Thompstone, managing director of Buildbase said: "Standardisation is with us. It is a great idea and one that we fully endorse and support. We applaud the BMF for helping to set the standards and it is right for organisations like us to provide customers with a level playing field from which to work."

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