sizing it all up Are you a TV rigger getting your equipment from TV & Satellite Solutions? Or maybe an installer of sound and light systems phoning Impact to order the products you need? Or perhaps a search for electronic surveillance equipment has led you to Security Solutions? Did you know you are all valued customers of Solutions Group (UK) Plc? Originally a trade supplier only of aerial and satellite equipment to television installers, Satellite Solutions began life in 1991 with just a handful of staff working in a small unit in Northampton’s Moulton Park. Founded by two engineers with longstanding technical experience in such fields as radio frequency, the unrivalled service offered by the company attracted more and more trade customers and quickly led to the opening of its first trade counter in Scotland. With the opening of several new branches, as well as a number of business take-overs, came a change of name. Satellite Solutions evolved into Solutions Group 8 years
ago, followed by a need for larger premises in 2003 in order to continue fully supporting both its growing customer base and increasing product range. Range Two adjoining industrial-sized units in Brackmills now make up the company’s national headquarters and, along with a network of 15 branches across the country, it holds a diverse range of over £3million worth of products in over 150,000 sq. ft. of warehouse capacity. Solutions Group is now Britain’s leading trade distributor to the TV & Satellite installer and also offers a range of multimedia products in support of the continued advances in home entertainment technology. But today this is just one part of the overall operation.
The last couple of years have seen the addition of two new divisions: since its launch in 2006, Impact Products has become the UK’s fastest growing trade supplier to sound and lighting professionals, whilst Security Solutions specialises in the distribution of electronic security equipment.
Alongside trade counters housed in the company’s main base, a chain of branches nationwide serves the Group’s customers from Edinburgh to Poole. With the vast majority having their own warehouse facility to ensure over the counter availability, they all have live computer access to stock held throughout the country for on-the-spot ordering of any item. Many customers already avail themselves of the national telesales centre, knowing that orders can be made quickly and efficiently over the phone for immediate despatch. Managing Director Grant Lester has always been keen to provide customers with a high level of service, including the most convenient ways for customers to access the products they want. “We have also developed fully automated online Webshops, linking directly to our in-house stock and sales system. They are easy to use and allow registered users to browse the full product ranges for each division. Every product is displayed with a detailed description and image, live stock availability and current prices” said Grant. “All products can then be ordered online, 24 hours a day”
Published on Feb 18, 2009
Published on Feb 18, 2009
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