Tekfloor celebrates its Third Birthday
Tekfloor has just celebrated its third anniversary, since it was set up by Steve Foster and Andy Vincent to distribute nationally to floor screed layers.
This month Tekfloor celebrated its third birthday and looks back to the occasion three years ago when Steve Foster and Andy Vincent looked at a vast and completely empty warehouse in Rotherham, wondering how they could ever fill such a space. Less than six months later they were looking for a bigger shed!
Tekfloor’s goal was to be the best national distributor to floor screed layers by specialising in only “floor zone” products and materials at a competitive price, whilst offering the best level of customer service in terms of reliable deliveries, even at short notice, and excellent product technical support.
During the first year Tekfloor’s growth was far greater than expected. Turnover doubled the original business plan and staff numbers grew rapidly, now greater than 40. A second distribution centre soon became necessary and was located near Bedford to serve London and the South.
Over the three years Tekfloor has become a stockist and distributor for many of the major screed and flooring brands as well as large quantities of commodity products such as cement. The Tekcem brand has also been added, including a range of products and materials, many of which are developed in Tekfloor’s own Laboratory. Although the focus remains firmly on screed layers, the floor finishes market is also being serviced with an extensive range of levellers and thin screeds as well as primers and repair materials etc.
Acquiring an in house fleet, together with FORs approval, was the next major step to ensure a range of vehicles are available to service the bespoke needs of Tekfloor customers where over 60% require next day delivery with timed slots. The Tekfloor team work hard to ensure a customer is never let down, achieving 100% is and always will be the only standard that is good enough.
The future for Tekfloor looks —— interesting!