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17th June 2019
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IDS: not just a pretty face
International Decorative Surfaces,the UK's largest distributor of surfacing materials specialising in flooring, worktops, laminates, panel products and solid surfacing, is part of the Saint Gobain Group, recognised as Europe's leading organisation in building materials.
"With a stockholding of more than 12,000 product lines, we give you immediate access to an unrivalled palette of design led finishes," explained Andy Russell, pausing for a photo in front of an impressive set of sliding doors, decorated to show that there's more to the product than just the door and that the unseen mechanism is just as crucial to the finished product...
"Working closely with our supply partners, we bring together a long line of industry and market leading brand names to offer the UK's most comprehensive product portfolio.
"Extensive investment has equipped us with a first class distribution infrastructure that has the capacity and flexibility to cope with the demands of a dynamic marketplace. Our groundbreaking 90,000sq ft Central Distribution Centre in Nuneaton provides full logistical support to our network of 12 regional branches - all fully linked by a 24/7 state of the art computer system.
Explaining the company's ethos of being responsive and flexible, he said: "Excellent service lies at the heart of the business and we've managed, through greater efficiency, to shorten our lead times from three weeks to one week.
"IDS combines expertise in logistics, warehousing and distribution to ensure the delivery of products, virtually on a Just in Time basis. Nationwide we operate a fleet of over 100 vehicles offering the flexibility of size and capacity to service our customer base effectively.
"We offer total coverage across the UK with a real regional presence. This sets us apart from our competitors, enabling us to fully understand and respond to our customer's requirements at local level."
21st March 2014