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Abus is key to sales

Abus, the security firm, says in times of recession it's a proven fact that quality security sells more. 
27 February 2009

Everbuild acquires Feb brand

Everbuild has bought up rivals FEB and AQUASEAL brand names, certain intellectual property and some product formulations have been acquired from BASF Construction Chemicals. 
27 February 2009

Lagostina launches Collezione Rossa

Lagostina, the Italian housewares brand distributed in the UK by Groupe SEB, has launched the Collezione Rossa range. 
27 February 2009

Recycling sales

In the current economic climate, where consumers want to make their money go further, Plasti-kote is promoting its products which can give items a new look at low cost. 
17 February 2009

On the pull with Arbil

Warn Industries is introducing a new power tool line called the PullzAll, to take the labour out of pulling and lifting heavy objects. 
13 February 2009

Light on consumption

The Palmite compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) from Megaman is a low-energy, high-performance alternative to under-cabinet filament of halogen lamps. 
10 February 2009

An eye on safety

Every year a staggering 20,000 eye accidents happen as a direct result of DIY - one every 25 minutes. 
10 February 2009

Spring sales with Draper

The latest Top Deals promotion form Draper Tools includes more than 600 products and 38 countertop dispensers complete with contents. 
10 February 2009

New supplier, new range

GardenCraft, a new supplier of wooden garden sheds, log cabins, playhouses, greenhouses and summerhouses, has launched its 2009 range to the trade. 
9 February 2009

New Abus catalogue

Abus has produced a brand new fully illustrated and priced catalogue for their UK 2009 range with over 800 security lines, including Granit, Diskus, shutter, laminated, brass and combination padlocks. 
5 February 2009

New look for Bulk Hardware website

Leading manufacturer and distributor of pre-packed hardware re-launches popular bulkhardware.co.uk with a fresh look and new features. 
5 February 2009

TVSP launches Mossgo

Mossgo is a maintenance biocide for external surfaces from Thames Valley Specialist Products. 
30 January 2009

Brush up on your fluxing

The Wiseman Group, manufacturers of plumbers flux Everflux has launched a new size with an integral applicator brush. 
30 January 2009

Spring clean with Bentley's new lime green range

This funky lime green cleaning brush range by Charles Bentley will make a real statement, says the company. 
29 January 2009

Greener living

The Epwin Group will showcase its new generation of sustainable and energy efficient PVC-U products at Ecobuild. 
28 January 2009
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