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IWS Group Announces Acquisition of Anco Storage Equipment Ltd

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Leading industrial workspace specialist, IWS Group, today announces its acquisition of Anco Storage Equipment Ltd, the largest trade-only supplier of storage solutions in the UK. Established in 1991 in West Sussex, Anco has gained an enviable reputation for quality and service at a competitive price. Exclusively through its trade-only distribution channel,  Anco offers an extensive … Continued

How to speed up warehouse picking

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Improved productivity and capacity in the warehouse are key targets for any business. Major investment isn’t always needed when you know how to speed up warehouse picking with cost-effective solutions. So, we’re going to talk about how to speed up warehouse picking A diverse range of companies now relies on swiftly processing the inventory arriving … Continued

Important Safety Signs Regulations

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In a busy workplace, you may start to ‘overlook’ signage and fall short of H&S compliance and risk management targets. Making it important to regularly review safety signs regulations. Are you fully familiar with current workplace safety signs regulations in the UK? Next, the big question is whether your company is still keeping within the … Continued

A4 Magnetic Sheets: How to use them and why

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Proper signage in the workplace is necessary for a productive and safe working environment. So, if signs are so important, why don’t we spend more time thinking about them? This blog will go through the benefits of using A4 magnetic sheets for your signage, and how to use them effectively.  What are A4 Magnetic Sheets? … Continued

Magnetic Letters Vs Self-Adhesive Letters: What’s Best?

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Whilst to many what labels to choose seems like a minor part of your business, using clearly visible and informative labelling is an important part of day-to-day efficiency and productivity. To save you time in buying the right labels, here is a quick guide to help you decide whether magnetic letters or self-adhesive letters are … Continued

What warehouse recycling sorting bins do you need?

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Recycling is one of the easiest ways for a warehouse to become ‘eco friendly’, and can even reduce the cost of waste disposal for your company. This article explains which recycling sorting bins your warehouse needs, to simplify the process of going ‘green’.  USA Today claims that for most countries, the construction industry generates more … Continued

Why Is Health And Safety Important In The Workplace? 8 Reasons Why

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Health and Safety checks can often feel like a chore, but taking time to understand how Health and Safety regulations affect your business can be extremely worthwhile and motivating. This post will answer the question ‘why is health and safety important in the workplace?’. Previous to 1974, the UK Health and Safety requirements, (which existed … Continued

Industrial magnetic strip tape buying guide

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Strong magnetic strips & accessories are a must-have for many workplaces, as a versatile and easy-to-change labelling and communication system. However, our industrial magnetic strip tape buying guide shows you new ways to use them. For easy to update workplace labelling systems – and other communication tasks in warehouses – where would we be without … Continued

Material-based waste segregation vs general waste: Benefits, uses and more

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Have you done enough to measure your company’s commitment to material-based waste segregation vs general waste systems? We could have a great solution in the form of warehouse waste segregation bins. The huge global push on corporate responsibility is bringing pressure to look more closely at what resources you throw away. That’s where material-based waste … Continued

Which Safety Symbols Do You Need To Be Aware Of?

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A picture paints a thousand words, and likewise, safety symbols provide a quick and effective way of managing workplace risks. How can they be optimised at your premises? It’s a sign of the times that workplace notices, messages and indicators are not only highly diverse but also prolific. This includes a list of safety signs … Continued

Dear Customer,

 

We would like to thank you for all your support and business during the last 15 months - no one could have foreseen all the events that have unfolded, and we are incredibly proud of how our team have worked tirelessly with our customers and suppliers in navigating these challenging times. 

 

Unfortunately, we have reached a point where we need to share with you the testing circumstances that are besetting our industry. With prices for commodities, such as plastics, cardboard and paper, as well as transport costs rising in a way that we haven’t seen in our 37-year history, our supply partners have found themselves increasingly battling with growing costs and possible shortages.

 

From the start of the pandemic, we have been working closely with our supply partners to try and mitigate any risk of price increases. As an example, we took the decision early on to proactively pre-invest in our stock levels to lock in historic prices. However, with the continued supply & demand mismatches, and increasing industry pressures on the supply chains, we have had to evaluate our position and the impact it is having on our business. It is with great reluctance that we need to apply a temporary economic surcharge of 12% on all orders placed, effective from 22nd July 2021.

 

We pride ourselves on working very hard with our suppliers and customers to build strong, trusted and long-lasting partnerships, so please be assured that we will be reviewing this measure all of the time, and adapting it as we can, when hopefully market conditions become more settled for all of us.

 

We would like to thank you for your continued support and understanding in these unsettling times