Buy direct and save

Anglo European has said its customers are saving up to £200,000 a year by buying-in cut-to-size reinforcements direct, rather than going through their systems companies and cutting their own product.

The figures, based on customer modelling, reveal that larger fabricators (1,500+ frames per week) will comfortably save more than £100,000 a year in lower purchasing and manufacturing costs.

The specialist supplier of galvanised reinforcements said its research shows that even smaller customers should expect savings of around £10,000 a year.

Paul Sullivan, manging director of Anglo European, said: “There are massive costs associated with buying reinforcements through your systems company. Unit price is higher, as sitting between the manufacturer (ie, people like us) introduces a handling fee.

“But it’s the other costs for example, labour, wastage and skipping of material, which contribute to a far more substantial overhead.”

Available for all leading PVCU systems, in addition to the supply of full bar length, Anglo European offers cut-to-size reinforcement supply, delivered in only three days from point of order.

This, it said, is critical in supporting its customers in reducing overheads.

“Cut-to-size bar length delivers incredible competitive advantage to our customers,” Paul said. “They can take out labour and wastage instantly.

“If you’re doing any volume you’re going to have someone on a saw. Throw in their salary and costs of employment and you’re looking at £30K a year. Buy-in cut-to-size reinforcement and that’s gone straight away.”

The steel reinforcement specialist says that this means customers don’t have to tie-up capital in stock holding.

Efficiencies in its own business have also allowed Anglo European to minimise its own operational costs and the price point of reinforcement to its customers.

“We’re cutting reinforcement to size, for lots of different customers each and every day which means we can optimise usage,” Paul said. “We don’t have lots of wastage. That means that our customers aren’t paying for steel they aren’t using.”

Paul also said that one of the biggest advantages of buying-in cut-to-size steel reinforcement is that its customers free-up floor space.