The very latest innovations in specialist tools are being brought direct to specifiers and users nationwide thanks to a major investment by Brammer, the UK’s leading supplier of maintenance, repair and overhaul products and services, and Buck & Hickman, the UK’s premier distributor of tools, maintenance and health & safety products.
The three dedicated specialist tools demonstration vehicles are travelling the length and breadth of the country showcasing an extensive range of tools from leading manufacturers, as well as the Roebuck brand which is exclusive to Brammer and Buck & Hickman.
The vehicles highlight extensive capabilities in hand tools, power tools, air tools, precision and measuring equipment, and torque and calibration equipment. The rear of each vehicle opens out into a display area with trolleys containing a wealth of products for customers to inspect, handle and try out.
Products from more than 20 leading brands are showcased, including Stanley, Irwin, Bosch, Makita, and DeWalt. Each vehicle is staffed by a specialist tools expert delivering independent advice on product selection and optimisation.
Ian Ritchie, Managing Director of Brammer and Buck & Hickman, explained: “Our aim is always to equip our customers with the right tool for every job as well as being their “go to” technical resource. The new vehicles will allow them to handle and test a broad range of top-quality tools without having to leave their own premises – saving them time and ensuring they are able to make the best and most informed product choices.
“Alongside our three Mobile Centres of Excellence – one specific to health & safety, one focusing on Brammer and one on Buck & Hickman’s - this is a further example of how we are adding value to our customers’ operations by bringing our products and service range direct to them, wherever in the UK they are based.”
Brammer UK is part of Europe’s leading technical specialist distributor of industrial, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, with an extensive product range covering bearings, mechanical power transmission products, pneumatics, hydraulics, seals, industrial automation as well as tools and general maintenance.
The company’s mission is to ‘add value at every turn’, by saving its customers money within three critical business areas: reducing total acquisition costs, improving overall production efficiency, and reducing working capital. It does this by combining technical expertise with excellence in supply chain logistics, purchasing and the management of third-party providers. Services include vendor-managed inventory, product standardisation and Brammer’s Insite™ service – effectively a Brammer branch located within a customer premises, geared entirely to meeting that customer’ needs in terms of stockholding, opening hours and technical expertise.
Since 2008, operational cost savings exceeding £146 million have been achieved by Brammer for its customers in the UK.