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Jewson Awards Norbord With ‘Supplier Of The Year’ Accolade

Norbord Europe Ltd was presented with the ‘Best Overall Supplier 2017’ award by Jewson at Jewson Live in December, the UK’s biggest builders’ merchant show, “for ensuring the availability of its products across all our branches, despite difficult market conditions”.

On receiving the award, Jenny Stainton, Norbord’s Saint Gobain Key Account Manager, commented, “We are absolutely delighted to win the Jewson Supplier of the Year. This recognises all of the effort that Norbord Europe Ltd puts into the Jewson account throughout the year and it’s great to be recognised”.

Norbord faced stiff competition to win the award as there are in total around 600 Jewson suppliers which receive votes from the Jewson network. Jenny went on to say “The award is voted for by the Jewson branch network across the UK, as well as the sales teams, the Category teams and the Jewson Executive team. This tells you that the branches appreciate the service they receive from all of the teams at Norbord – the BDM team and managers, internal customer support based at Head Office at Cowie and logistics to get our products to all of the branches. This is the third time in five years that ‘Supplier of the Year’ has been awarded to Norbord and of course we are extremely happy”.
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HOMAG UK Appoints Simon Brooks As Managing Director

Simon Brooks has been appointed managing director of the UK subsidiary for the HOMAG Group. Based in Castle Donington, HOMAG UK is responsible for the sales and after-sales support for all machinery and software from the German parent company. HOMAG UK is centrally located near East Midlands airport, its 25,000 sq ft facility holds stock machinery and spare parts, and hosts several Open Houses each year. The showroom itself is open year round offering machinery and software demonstrations to prospective buyers.

Having been with the company for 18 years, Simon has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of not only HOMAG and its comprehensive range of machinery, but also of the UK and European woodworking industries. Utilising a mix of vast experience in the woodworking industry, excellent product knowledge and strong customer relationships, Simon will be positioning the company to build upon the exceptional growth it has experienced over the last few years.

He comments: “At HOMAG, we pride ourselves on being an honest, professional business with our customers’ interests at the forefront of our activities. Our sales team is not only extremely knowledgeable on our product range, but also has extensive manufacturing experience. This enables us to really understand the needs of our customers and provide a higher level of technical advice to ensure that we specify the right products to meet their production demands. Additionally, our highly skilled after-sales team are absolutely passionate about providing the highest possible levels of spare parts supply and after sales support.

“Thanks to a combination of our dedicated customer service and an innovative product range, HOMAG has achieved unparalleled success over the last few years. As the world’s largest manufacturer of woodworking machinery, HOMAG has many game changing plans for the future which will keep it ahead of the competition and we look forward to continuing to build on our success in 2018.

“This year is already looking extremely positive and our customers can look forward to the launch of some exciting innovations at the forthcoming Holz-Handwerk, HOMAG Treff and of course at the W18 exhibition.”

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