Following GAP’s announcement in August of the acquisition of SIG Building Plastics & Windows, the company has been working non-stop to welcome all their new team members and customers on board.
No sooner had the ink dried on the dotted line that the GAP Directors were hitting the road visiting all 66 new depots and team members, from Inverness to Isle of Wight and everywhere in-between.
The team at GAP prides itself on ensuring all staff feel part of the family and the information gained will help shape the integration strategy.
Simon Bird, GAP’s Joint Founder commented: “We’ve been hugely impressed so far by the knowledge and talent of our new team, together with their desire to grasp this unique chance. We’ve also been taken aback by the size of opportunity this deal has presented GAP. The quality of the team that has joined, together with the strategic locations of the new depots, has provided GAP a game changing opportunity to become the number one manufacturer and distributor of PVC-U building products for quality, service and choice.”
Whilst planning and preparation started well in advance of the deal, further investment has continued in logistics and manufacturing to ensure the new combined network of 112 depots can provide customers with what they need when they need it, from small traders to national house builders.
Phase one of the integration involves the new depots benefitting from a mini make-over, new signage and team workwear. The scale of the change is illustrated by the huge workwear order placed by GAP for 805 T-Shirts, 805 Polo Shirts, 270 Jackets, 532 Jumpers, 330 Hoodies, 810 Pairs of Trousers and 390 Pairs of Shorts. Stock is also being switched at the depots to offer customers the wide range of colours and styles available through GAP’s own brand of roofline products; Homeline.
Charles Greensmith, GAP’s Joint Founder added “This continues to be a very busy yet exciting time for all involved. We’ve got big challenges ahead, but we’re making great strides together. Over the coming months we’ll do everything we can to make our new team members and customers feel part of GAP.”