“Fantastic year” for Deco-Pak
Published: 12 December, 2014
The team at Deco-Pak, UK supplier of decorative aggregates, is celebrating what has been another successful year.
In the last 12 months, Deco-Pak has experienced significant growth thanks to the introduction of two new product ranges – the EasyBuild DIY range, and Tidal Water Features – plus additions to its core decorative aggregate offering and Garden Bazaar range of decorative birdhouses and feeders. Turnover has increased by more than 25%, whilst the aggregate and hard landscaping portfolio has increased by 40% year on year.
An increase in sales has also seen the Deco-Pak family grow. New team members have joined the supplier’s administrative, warehousing and internal sales departments, and a new senior management team has also been put in place, including the appointment of the new general manager, Rod Slater, who has brought with him over 20 years of garden retail experience.
Deco-Pak has also invested heavily in the automation of its manufacturing and packaging facilities at its Huddersfield-based head office. Two new fully automated robots have recently joined the company’s existing operations, helping to increase capacity by as much as 40%. This investment has enabled the company to double the amount of stock on the ground – totalling in excess of £1m – meaning it is well placed to serve the inevitable early spring demand.
A new transportation partnership has also been put in place, which has helped Deco-Pak’s distribution network grow three-fold, while improving delivery lead times.
“Deco-Pak really has had a fantastic year,” said Mr Slater. “We have of course benefited from the improved weather and uplift in the economy, but more than this, the success has come from the team coming together to focus on delivering unrivalled service levels, as well as the highest quality product ranges, backed by optimum stock availability.
“The ongoing investment that has been taking place has helped to underpin this activity, and will positively impact our business platform in 2015. Looking ahead to next year, we are excited about what is to come. 2015 is earmarked as another year of growth for both us and our customers, with whom we are planning on working even closer to ensure that Deco-Pak’s offering is the best that it can be.”