Mila has been selected by Solidor to manage the supply of its door knockers, spy holes and security bars as the composite door specialist chooses to focus on its core door manufacturing business.
Solidor had previously sourced the products direct from manufacturing partners in the Far East but has now taken the decision to pass control to Mila and take advantage of its proven expertise in supply chain management and logistics.
Mila’s Managing Director Richard Gyde, said: “We’ve shown consistently over recent years that we are the market leaders in supply chain management in the hardware sector with guaranteed next day delivery on more than 10,000 product lines and On Time In Full (OTIF) product availability scores for 2013 currently running at 99.4%.
“It makes perfect sense then for Solidor to use our expertise, particularly since we have experienced teams working on production, quality assurance and logistics both in the UK and in China who can ensure that these products are smoothly integrated into our operation.”
Gareth Mobley, Managing Director at Solidor, added: “We have taken the decision to concentrate on what we do best which is manufacturing composite doors. Our analysis shows that Mila can supply us with the knockers, spy holes and security bars even more efficiently than we currently do ourselves so, from our customers’ perspective, it’s a really positive move.
“We’re always looking at ways in which we can improve our quality and service and this fits with that objective.”
Mila has been demonstrating its expertise to Solidor since it began supplying its ProStyle door hardware products in 2010 and last year Solidor added Mila’s stylish ProSecure security door handle to its range.
Gareth Mobley memorably featured as one of the Talking Heads on Mila’s stand at the FIT show endorsing the On Time In Full delivery service, which currently stands at a hugely impressive 98.53% for all products delivered to Solidor by Mila.