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NEWS ACQUISITION

Rutherford FTS acquires Boltworld

FTS Boltworld is now supplying an increased range of quality products to the retail market after a recent merger between the two companies.

Charles Botha, divisional manager, Debby Wait, national retail sales manager, Kumarin Vandayar, sales representative, Charmaine Beukes, divisional director.

In-store stands are well branded and neat.

retail market. Rutherford acquired

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Rutherford premises in City Deep, Johannesburg,

very successful with several retailers stocking parts

the trade company in 2016, which

while it still retains distribution centres in other

of, or the full range of products. The FTS, Boltworld

introduced some fasteners into the FTS range.

places in the country. The benefit to retailers is the

merger has however made it easier where FTS

Later Hudaco Trading acquired Boltworld which

opportunity to still have the same personal working

already had a footprint in some stores and those

then merged with FTS. This merger opened the

relationship they had in the past, depend on the

ranges could just be expanded.

door for the company to trade with the full range of

same quality of work and be assured of increased

industrial fasteners – washers, tekscrews, drywall

product ranges as well as the secure financial

plastic bag in quantities of 50 to 500. The packaging is

screws, chip board screw, nail in anchors etc.

backing from the Hudaco group.  

also clear for customers to see what is in the pack and

riginally FTS has always been a reputable blind rivet supplier to the

The official acquisition went through in June 2018.

offering in the ‘Handy Lad’ range to position itself in

In the meantime the company has moved to the

hardware retail stores. So far the take-up has been

With a full arsenal of products, FTS Boltworld, (as the company is now known) has an attractive

Products are still sold in bulk, but in a good quality

it is colour coded too. The beauty of products being supplied in bulk pack is that stocktake is easier as individual pieces don’t have to be counted anymore.

//THE BEAUTY OF PRODUCTS BEING SUPPLIED IN BULK PACK IS THAT STOCKTAKE IS EASIER AS INDIVIDUAL PIECES DON’T HAVE TO BE COUNTED ANYMORE // Products are sold in bulk packs.

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FTS is well known in the industry, especially for its quality rivets. Its years of expertise will now just be used to make sure the entire FTS Boltworld operation deliver quick, quality and reliable service. In-store stands are well branded and neat. Two options are available to retailers, the first being a stand with hooks on which to hang smaller packs. The larger option is a stand with baskets and dividers for larger packs to be neatly placed inside. This can also be adapted according to the store needs, stacking anything up to four baskets on top of each other. The idea is also to situate the stands as close as possible to where contractors will shop, for example close to the roof sheeting department.

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