Liniar says it has now completed the transition to supplying Safestyle UK in a move first announced last year that will see it extrude around 3,500 tonnes of profile a year for the retailer.

The move follows a review by Safestyle of all its operations and supply chain partners flowing management changes in 2018 which led to it announcing the change to Liniar from Duraflex las year 

Liniar says thanks to its robust operational systems, capacity and forward planning, there have been no compromises necessary to the product range or processes to enable the Safestyle volumes of over 4,000 frames per week to be serviced without any operational blips. It adds that, since the start-up in January 2023, its entire customer base has continued to see On Time, In Full service levels above 99% every day.

“This has been possible thanks to a carefully planned and managed transition between both teams,” said a spokesperson, “Safestyle’s sales team have been trained on Liniar product familiarity, the service team have received on-site training at Safestyle HQ in Barnsley and the switch over was supported by the Liniar Technical team, who were on hand to address any challenges as they arose.”

One of the main factors in the decision to switch to Liniar was the systems company’s continued investment in capacity through plant and machinery, Safestyle procurement director Phil Taylor explained: “Safestyle has ambitious growth plans over the next few years, so we need partners that are able to support that growth. The relationship with Liniar has been developed over a long period of time and after such a smooth start-up we’re delighted with our decision.”

Safestyle group technical manager Andy Cadman added: “The communication and interaction we’ve had with the whole Liniar team has been first class from the start. Any change of this nature obviously posed a huge potential risk to our business, but we’ve been reassured at every stage – the two companies have worked seamlessly together to make it happen.

“The feedback from our production and quality teams has been overwhelmingly positive and the change has been managed well. We have noticed significant improvements in product quality and expect this will have a positive impact both in our manufacturing and field-based operations. This is particularly evident with the Liniar patented bubble gasket system which provides unrivalled performance and longevity.

Our fitters are also sending positive feedback and are impressed with both the quality and the ease of installing Liniar products!”

Liniar group MD Martin Thurley, pictured, concluded: “The relationships formed across both our teams have proved that we are synchronised in terms of successfully and seamlessly managing such a large-scale project. We look forward to a mutually beneficial long-term partnership.”

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