We promised a longer version – didn’t we? So here it is.
Hopefully, you don’t fall asleep reading this – if you do, we’re sorry!
We started the TEKFLOOR journey in 2013, simply because we felt that UK screeding industry was being poorly served by existing distributors. Screeding products are often a small part of a large distributor’s business and as such, screeders can often end up with rubbish service.
So, we formulated our plan – to create a business that serviced all of a screeders’ needs, paying close attention to:
| great customer service |
| short lead times |
| expert technical advice |
| a full range of floor screeding products |
Simply put – we planned to offer everything a screeder could ever need, and more! And the result? Well, you’re reading it. TEKFLOOR Limited was born.
Our head office is in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, quite close to the M1 and we also have a distribution centre in Huntingdon – close to the big smoke.
Run by our two owner directors – Steve Foster (Commercial) and Adam Wiszniewski (Finance), TEKFLOOR is very much a family affair with Steve’s brother, Dave, in charge of Operations and Adam’s wife, Myriam, heading up HR and Safety.
In February 2019 we managed to secure a multi-million-pound equity investment from UK Steel Enterprise (“UKSE”), the investment subsidiary of Tata Steel. This investment allowed us to massively accelerate our ambitious growth plans.
The substantial investment allowed us to upgrade our fully owned fleet with 23 brand-new, liveried vehicles and 18 new moffett forklift trucks for unloading on site. You may have spotted our vehicles going up and down the motorway! We also have some urban vehicles that are ideal for city centre locations. This means that your products are delivered to site using the vehicle that’s right for you.
In May 2018 we broke into the world of external render, adding external wall insulation systems and ancillary products to our ever-growing product portfolio. By March 2019 render sales had grown so rapidly that we were compelled to take on a highly experienced National Render Manager. He has been invaluable at helping us keep up with demand and providing a critical technical support element.
In May 2019 we expanded again. This time into the insulation market. We realised that our customers had a greater need for insulation products that extended beyond flooring. So, as well as delivering their general screeding products, we now offer our customers the same great turnaround and service on a vast range of multi-use insulation products.
We also decided that rather than closing our doors at 5.30pm – which is no good if you really need something urgently for the next day – we’d offer extended opening hours at both of our depots for customer convenience.
Since our company was born out of the frustration of other distributors – we always try to build upon their weaknesses, so all members of the team work in a shift pattern. Our transport leaves early, so someone is usually available should there be a problem or should you need something desperately, and there’s always someone around until early evening.
That’s about it, but if there’s anything else you’d like to know about us – please, get in touch.
We’re a friendly bunch and are happy to answer any questions you might have.