15/12/2010 - Travis Perkins plc acquire the BSS Group
05/08/2009 – Dealer support section
Birchwood Price Tools (BPT) has launched a dedicated ‘dealer only’ support section. In this password protected area dealers will find useful tools and initiatives to support their business, including:
Image library – a 'quick search' system where you'll find studio and application pictures to use in catalogues, presentations and online. Easy to use, the library is divided by brand, product and file size to suit your varying needs.
Current promotions – BPT promotions are designed to help you sell. This section will keep you up to date with the latest deals and campaigns. With over 20,000 products to choose from we’ll always have something that’s right for your business.
Brochure downloads – this quick and easy download facility enables you to get access to the current line of 'dealer only' brochures & catalogues, along with 'end user' leaflets for you to email to your customers.
Event support – We offer comprehensive event support to help promote our brands to your customers. From expert knowledge and branded marquees to striking displays and informative promotional materials – we’ll create a professional package to suit your business.
For full access to the BPT dealer support section call the sales team on 0115 938 9000 for your confidential dealer username and password.
13/03/09 - New brand Powerhouse
Price Tools is being merged with Birchwood Products. The combined business will be called Birchwood Price Tools - BPT for short.
Part of the Specialist Division of The BSS Group plc, Birchwood and Price Tools have complementary product offers and share many customers, so the merger makes good business sense. The business itself will be rebranded and restructured with the Nottingham site becoming the head office and main distribution centre. The Birmingham site will become a major flagship BPT branch to support local independent dealers.
The benefits of Birchwood Price Tools for customers are abundant and include:
- Expanded range means more choice across a lucrative brand line-up of 20,000 products that includes Scruffs, Dewalt, Defender, Makita, Van Vault and Bosch
- Larger sales force that's doubled in size to deliver an even more attentive service
- More great marketing support with a comprehensive catalogue & sales promotion programme
The net effect for distributors is a fantastic future working with the most progressive and innovative supplier of power tools, hand tools and site equipment in the UK. With access to more great products, more sales support and more great marketing there are more opportunities than ever for distributors to grow their business with BPT.
Paul Nieduszynski, current Director and General Manager of Price Tools, will head Birchwood Price Tools from launch as the new Managing Director. Anthony Smith, the present Managing Director of Birchwood Products, will take up a new role leading the newly formed Global Sourcing Team that will be responsible for designing and procuring new products for the entire BSS Group.
Birchwood Price Tools starts trading from April 2009 and is part of The BSS Group plc, a market-leading distributor to specialist trades. For more information call Birchwood Price Tools on 0115 938 9000 or visit www.birchwoodpricetools.com.