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Product News Archive October 2008

Two heads are better than one 29 October 2008
Abus launches twin pack promotion featuring the brand new 23 Diskus.

Standing out from the crowd 24 October 2008
Fischer Fixings has introduced a new display stand for resin anchors and accessories.

Bentley brings out Bambu 24 October 2008
Designed in the UK, the new ergonomic Bambu collection from Charles Bentley is intended to be both comfortable to use and stylish, while retaining a competitive pricepoint.

New artful range 21 October 2008
Probably best known for exterior paints, Valtti Specialist Coatings has launched a new interiors range called Feelings Liquid Imagination.

Two new for Durofix range 20 October 2008
Concept is extending its range of Durofix tools and adding accessories for its own-brand Two-in-One screwdriver and collated autofeed.

One is the magic number 17 October 2008
Activated by using a key fob, the ERA Locca One remote control door lock system automatically locks the door within five seconds of the fob being pressed.

Big Red for Rolson 15 October 2008
Rolson Tools has continued its roll out in the UK's high streets with their second entry edition into the Woolworths Big Red Book for Christmas 2008, launched on October 3.

Three in one with new Uneo 9 October 2008
The brand new Uneo from Bosch is, the company claims, a world first, as it comprises a cordless drill, screwdriver and rotary hammer all in one.

CKI product training online 6 October 2008
Carl Kammerling International (CKI) has launched Productwise, a web-based product training tool, designed to help counter staff increase their knowledge of CKI's products and sell the range more effectively.

Many padlocks...one key with Abus 3 October 2008
Recent research by Abus revealed that 85% of domestic security consumers don't understand the concept of keyed-alike padlocks.

You can just Sense-It 3 October 2008
Mircomark's wireless security range Sense-it is easy to install with its the battery-operated sensor simply placed on a garden post or tree.

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