Fantastic challenges and opportunities

Avocet Hardware Group’s next phase of growth will be managed by new managing director Dr Sachin Saigal.

Sachin brings years of business experience to Avocet and has already divulged ambitious plans for the future of the group.

“As everybody in business will tell you, the last year has been turbulent,” he said. “Covid has brought constant upheaval to the supply chain, the really quite exorbitant price increases we have had to stomach, as well as general profiteering on transportation costs, has made the last year and a half really quite strenuous.

“We needed to share the pain of running and operating a successful business”

The company said that putting Sachin in the driving seat has already proved beneficial.

“There is so much we wanted to do, but it was obvious that a lot of time was spent on negotiating the day-to-day running of the business, that our plans for growth were being hindered,” CEO Rythm Saigal said.

“With Sachin taking ownership of growing the business, I could concentrate on existing projects and know that the future plans for the group were in safe hands.

“Sachin has a genuine dedication of bringing new products and providing excellent distribution service to our customers.”

Sachin said: “We’ve always been known as a premium cylinder and hardware supplier and that’s something we’re very proud of. Our latest venture is very different indeed and one that is presenting fantastic challenges and opportunities.

“We have created an entirely unique, artisanal brand of gardening tools, named Greenman Garden Tools, which we are delighted to say has gained some real momentum over the last few months. We are in the throes of working with one of the country’s largest chain of garden centres to bring our Greenman Garden Tools range to the masses.”

There are other projects such as introducing technology, developing and enhancing the existing 3-Star cylinder range, and developing new customer onboarding facilities.

“Our mantra has always been ‘Avocet makes things easy’, and I intend to take that motto forward and embed it into the very fabric of everything Avocet does moving forward,” Sachin said.