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The Viking has landed!

The Viking has landed!


Viking, the specialist UK supplier of tapes, two-part adhesives and sealants, has, in conjunction with 3M Tapes and Abrasives, opened its first branch office in Rotherham, to coincide with its 25th anniversary year.

Originally launched in Keighley in 1989, Viking has already established a solid commercial footing across West, North and East Yorkshire, and is now mounting an assault on neighbouring South Yorkshire, which it regards as one of the fastest-evolving heartlands of the UK manufacturing sector.

Viking-Ian-Graham-pic-1-copyThe company, one of 3M’s leading tapes, adhesives and abrasives distributors, will be concentrating its initial efforts across Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, and Sheffield, while also firmly setting its sights on further penetration into Lincolnshire and North Derbyshire.

Viking’s Managing Director Colin Bennett explained: “We already have a number of sign accounts in this part of the world and have identified a gap in the market for a specialist tapes, adhesive and abrasives distributor. Our aim is to provide the region’s rapidly expanding manufacturing industry with quality products and cost-effective solutions.

“Our new South Yorkshire operation is supported by two Viking technical salesmen and two 3M technical specialists. As part of our launch programme, we are promoting new VHB tapes, new low cost 3M high bond products and the new range of 3M industrial sealants, all of which are of specific interest to the sign industry.”

Colin Bennett added that Ian Graham, of Wakefield, who has clocked up 30 years’ of experience in the sign sector specialising in tapes and adhesives, has been appointed as Branch Supervisor.

Viking, which has been dealing with 3M since 1989 and remains a strategic partner of the global technology company, is the leading online supplier of 3M products in the UK and ranks among its top three performers overall.

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