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The outlook is bright for PPB

The outlook is bright for PPB

PPB is looking forward to further growth and expansion in London and the Home Counties following its move into specifically designed new premises last autumn.

The new 13,000 sq. ft. distribution centre, which offers over 1200 pallet spaces and is serviced by four 26 tonne lorries, is located close to PPB’s original southern base next to the M25, and thusensures excellent transport links to central London and the South East.

The company maintains very close stock control between its London and Leeds depots, with London maintaining good stocks of fast-moving items and a daily trunker arriving from the main Leeds warehouse early each morning to ensure that the lorries can be loaded for same day local deliveries. In addition, PPB offers an out of hour’s delivery service if required, with larger accounts often benefitting from two to three deliveries per day, while a new agreement with TNT ensures that customers receiving the company’s new Westland Digital Media products also receive their items promptly and efficiently.

To further support the investment in facilities, PPB has made a number of strategic appointments:

PPB London Team - L-R Tom Ponton, Steve Skinner and Sarah Janes

PPB London Team – L-R Tom Ponton, Steve Skinner and Sarah Janes

Steve Skinner is the new manager of its London branch, having previously spent 25 years with Robert Horne/PaperlinXin a similar position and location.

Tom Ponton,who also previously worked for PaperlinX as an account manager, now covers the increasing portfolio of PPB products and has already secured a number of new clients.

Sarah Janes, ex Managing Directorof Sihl Paper and more recently Neschen, has joined the team to bolster PPB’s wide format digital media sales and support the recently launched Westland Digital Portfolio.

Keith Muston is the Warehouse Manager, who is in charge of ensuring the smooth running of the London logistics.

Richard Proctor, PPB’s Manager Director, commented: “This significant investment forms part of our ongoing strategy to refocus the company’s direction and to develop from being a paper and board stockist to a supplier of a wide ranging portfolio of both rigid and flexible substrates.

“We have invested heavily to provide the widest range of plastic, paper and board, display materials and finishing services for the screen and digital printing sectors and the acquisition of machinery and stock means that we can provide a high value service to sign, display and digital print companies.”

He added “Our new product offering also recognises the developing needs of customers, which is why we stock and convert industrial plastics, graphical products, the newly launched Westland digital media range, plus Priplak and ProBOND, our aluminium composite range.

“Thus our existing customers can benefit from new products, logistics and expertise, while new customers can enjoy the reassurance that comes from dealing with a company that already has an extensive history and expertise in their sector and is continuing to grow in line with the demands that come with new market opportunities.”


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