Warren Adds New Board Products to its Extensive Stock Range
Monday, October 13, 2014
Press release from the issuing company
Warren, the UK’s leading independent cartonboard and graphical board stockist, are delighted to announce a number of additions and increases to their range of high quality boards.
The new additions to the extensive product range already stocked by Warren will include; Accurate Freeze, a high quality, clean back, hard sized folding boxboard, which is produced by Mayr-Melnhof Eerbeek in the Netherlands, and is the newest addition to Warren’s range.
Sheets will also be stocked in depth at Warren’s Leicester warehouse for immediate despatch. Aimed at the food, confectionery and pharma markets, the Accurate Freeze grade has already proven a terrific success for both existing and new customers.
Following Warren’s re-engagement with APP, further products have been added to their sheet stock portfolio with Cygnus (GC1) and Proxima Plus (GC2) now also being made available.
As part of Warren’s already long-standing relationship with Stora Enso, it has now increased the stock holding of the widely recognised carton board brand, Tambrite, with larger format sheets now part of the range.
The addition of the new products follows Warren’s announcement last month of its commitment to the paper sector with the establishment of a new paper sales division across the East and West Midlands areas, as part of its recent rebranding and significant investment plan.
The new paper sales division, which complements the existing board sales, will stock in depth, a vast array of product ranges sourced from well-established, leading European and worldwide mills, including a full range of both Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™) certified products.
Commenting on the new additions to its product ranges, Warren Managing Director, Kieran Ferguson, stated, “Given all the publicity about the investments in our new Conversion and Paper Divisions, it would be easy to think Warren had lost a bit of focus on core business – this couldn’t be further from the truth – as you can see with these latest announcements, the investments have continued apace here too.”
Kieran continued, “Unlike some of our competitors, our approach has always been to focus on trusted and long established local suppliers where quality and service levels are well proven. However, we also recognise there are some excellent quality products available from mills further afield and these too have always played a role within our range.”
Concluding, Kieran added, “The APP products we’ve added recently are a recognition of the effort this Group has made in its approach to the environment. It was quite right that NGOs and other organisations highlighted concerns in the past but, in the same vein, it is also quite right to help support those companies that have recognised their past issues and are taking great strides to improve their environmental performance.”
Warren’s recent seven figure investment in the Midlands-based business has included a new converting facility combining a reel and pallet stock operation, reel to sheet cutting, rewinding and guillotining which is now fully operational and functioning from 42,000 sq. ft. premises in West Bromwich.
Warren is a member of the AIMS group of companies, the UK’s largest merchant consortium, consisting of leading independent paper and board merchants in the UK and Ireland. The individual members within AIMS focus on supplying their local regions, enabling them to provide a superior service and this has allowed Warren to offer a far broader range of quality products offering greater opportunities to service both the paper and board sectors.
With a 37-year trading history and a main facility in 112,000 sq. ft. premises in Glenfield, Leicestershire, Warren employs a team of 39 staff with combined industry experience of over 300 years.
Warren has also just completed a total rebranding across the entire business emphasising their commitment to the three key areas of the business, being board, paper and converting.
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