Fast-growing contractor signs up with wholesaler for primary equipment supply agreement, following recent wins with major supermarkets
Glasgow contractor Technical Retail Services Limited has announced the appointment of FSW UK Group as its primary refrigeration equipment and components supplier for its Service and Projects divisions.
The new agreement is effective from April 1st and follows the decision by TRS winning a contract with Marks & Spencer for refrigeration service and maintenance to its 270 stores across the UK.
The TRS Service division will be supported by Just One Call, FSW’s ‘one stop shop’ subsidiary based in Bristol, while its Projects division support will be provided by the FSW branch network.
TRS, trading since 1998, has grown steadily, in both servicing and project work for a number of major food retailers. Recent contract wins besides M &S, include Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and the Co-operative Group.
TRS will open a new office in Bradford in May to support its expansion and is in discussion about a possible Birmingham opening before the end of the year.
Robert Yule, TRS Service Director said: “At TRS, we recognised that our supply chain had to change to keep pace with our growth strategy and our ability to deliver a national service and projects package. It made sense for TRS to consolidate its purchasing requirements into a primary supplier arrangement.”
“FSW worked very hard to win our business. Following a detailed evaluation period we concluded that FSW is the right long-term partner and we are looking forward to working closely with them.”
Mark Henderson, FSW UK Group Commercial Director added, “We are delighted that TRS has chosen FSW as their partner of choice and this is a further significant step in our development plan. Our network of 23 branches, together with Just One Call’s proven ability to supply 100 per cent of parts required, is a unique combination that we believ sets us apart from our competitors.”