Stelrad named supplier partner of the year by Grahams

Stelrad Radiators has been named Supplier Partner of the Year for 2019 by Graham, the leading plumbers merchant.

Stelrad supplies a wide range of radiators for the heating sector via Grahams and has invested heavily in its sector leading logistics organisation that ensures that more than 99% of all radiator orders are completed and delivered with 72 hours of orders being placed. The Stelrad National Distribution Centre in Mexborough South Yorkshire has around 350,000 radiators in stock at any one time and can call off most of its popular sized radiators from stock on a same day basis, before providing the radiators on pallets to be delivered by the company’s logistics partner to the merchant branch in question. Left to right David Kilbey Grahams MD David Bainbridge and Martin Stables Category DirectorRESIZED

Stelrad’s national sales director David Bainbridge was there to receive the award and he was naturally delighted that Stelrad had been singled out for recognition in 2019: “Winning awards is always wonderful and to win one that recognises the excellence of our operation is even better,” he said. “It’s great to win an award from a company that has as high standards as we have ourselves, and who recognise that we put the customer first and do everything we can to meet the specific requirements of the customer not just once or twice a year, but in the case of Graham, every day of every year. We’re grateful for the award and delighted that it highlights the quality of the business relationship we have managed to develop with them over many years, but in particular during 2019 when Grahams has undergone something of a transformation as a business. We’ve been proud to support those changes.”

Andrew Clarke, senior category manager – Heating & Spares at Graham says: “In awarding our Supplier Partner of the Year Award for 2019, we looked to those who had wholeheartedly supported us throughout our entire change program. Be it Supply Chain, innovation, or simplification, people development and engagement. Partners who had changed their way of working to enable the changes we needed to make. We looked to the qualities that engender a true strategic partnership – support when times are both good and not so good! Partners who challenge each other when we don’t quite deliver, and who grow stronger together.  A partner who has delivered this, not just in 2019, but historically and looking to the future. We are delighted that our Supplier Partner of the Year 2019 is Stelrad Radiators.”

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