Garden centre supplier Deco-Pak to open new £2.5m facility

Garden centre aggregates and sundries wholesaler Deco-Pak is spending £2.5m on a new bagging/production plant in addition to their existing facilities to cater for their growing customer base.

Managing director Mike Hall said: "We have always been keen on investing into new leading edge technology and are therefore very excited with this investment. Deco-Pak's business is growing at such a rate that a new site is imperative to be able to continue our excellent service for our customers who demand a high quality product within a short delivery period.

"As our product portfolio is forever growing the introduction of our new plant will allow for most products to be stored undercover to ensure our customer the highest quality of presentation"

He added: "Since Craig Keyworth joined us as sales director from Scott's Miracle-Gro just after Glee last year he has strengthened the sales force with the introduction of Phil Owen and Neil Jones to our already experienced sales force meaning we are able to provide a first class representation within the marketplace nationally for our customers.  Under Craig's leadership our sales force is able to respond to all our customer requests in a very short space of time and our back up sales office can assist with any enquiry."

This year saw the introduction of Deco-pak's winter fuel range. Marketing director Craig Hall added: "This range was introduced due to numerous conversations with our customers leading up to the Glee trade show. We listened to their requests and went away and produced a range of coal, logs and kindling. The response has been phenomenal and we are looking to extend this range further. We are presently sourcing our new products for 2011 and are very confident that our customers will be impressed with what they will see at Four Oaks and Glee"

In 2010 Deco-Pak also benefitted from TV advertising on their Everbloom compost range and other products which has seen increased sales and hope to continue with this investment in 2011.

This investment will assist in Deco-Pak reaching their expected target of £8m turnover within the next 2 years.

 

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