Soft furnishings market thriving for KPI
KP Industries has cemented a relationship with a key textile manufacturer which will boost both businesses.
As main distributor to soft furnishings giant, Dunelm, Cleland McIver have been working with KPI for over a decade on a number of projects.
Both businesses formed a relationship over a decade ago in the the traditional heartland of the cotton trade.
And one of the bosses of Cleland is hoping to progress the relationship for many years to come saying KPI would be the first on their list to contact for future projects.
KP Industries have been supplying Cleland with a number of bespoke conveying systems for their factory in Littleborough, Rochdale since the business was created in 2003. They have provided a number of solutions to getting the textiles manufacturer moving and being more efficient as it supplies to the demands of its customers.
As well as conveyor systems, KPI have also provided Cleland with a number of fabrication solutions in its factory, which employs more than 150 people. Over a century of being in business, strong partnerships have been developed with mills in Europe and Asia to develop exclusive ranges of products for the ever changing UK market.
Paul Adams, operations director at Cleland McIver, said: “Without doubt, working with KPI is very easy as they just understand our business. Whenever we need a solution to our conveying needs or a fabrication issue KPI is first on our list of suppliers.
“They just get us and this has led to us forming such a good relationship with them. Phil knows the industry inside out and his company’s expertise suits our needs so they are the first port of call for us. In an industry which has become even more competitive, KPI’s reputation as one of the best is one I wouldn’t hesitate to endorse.”
Phil said: “Cleland McIver has helped mould KPI’s skills for designing and developing bespoke conveyor systems for their customer’s needs and our relationship has flourished from day one of working with them.
“I am confident we will be able to move our collaborative working forward over the coming years as confidence continues to grow in the market place. As one of the key suppliers to the booming soft furnishings industry, Cleland McIver is in a unique position to be a keen influencer in the industry and we are delighted to be part of their supply chain.”