A GLASGOW-BASED industrial supplies specialist has made a £250,000 investment to help Scottish businesses prepare for winter.
Specialist Industrial Supplies (SIS), which has a physical store on Springburn’s Petershill Road, has now launched a new e-commerce site, while also investing in additional staff, stock, machinery, and warehouse space.
The investment follows six months of continuous operations, despite the challenges of the pandemic, with SIS selling more than 5,000 facemasks in just six months, dispatched to everywhere from Bearsden to Beijing. The challenges have also increased supplies costs across the whole industry. Despite this, SIS has kept costs consistent to ensure its customers are not at a disadvantage and continue operating in difficult conditions.
SIS have kept on top of increased demands for PPE during the pandemic, managing to maintain a regular supply of latex gloves, sanitiser, face shields, disposable coveralls and many more essential products. The Glasgow business has also invested in a new colour printer and other branding tools to keep up with the demand of businesses who wish to protect their staff with the issue of company-branded snoods and washable branded face coverings.
Fiona Baggley, Director for Support Services, said: “Our investment in SIS is a message to businesses across Glasgow and Scotland – we are here to help equip you to get through this winter.
“We know 2020 has been a tremendously challenging year for local businesses but we stand side by side with them. Springburn and Glasgow have a proud history as an industrial powerbase and we strive to continue that for future generations. By working together and supporting each other, SIS and like-minded companies can get through this together.
“Our new ecommerce site in particular is designed to meet the needs and demands of the customer of today. We’re proud of the role we have played so far during this troubling pandemic and are well placed to continue to respond to local outbreaks and lockdowns with 24/7 support.”
SIS promises next day delivery to anywhere in the UK and is currently offering 10% off all Gore-Tex products to help get Scotland’s businesses ready and warm for the winter.