Screwfix Sets Up Shop In Northern Ireland With Four New Stores
Screwfix, the UK‟s leading multi-channel supplier of trade tools, hardware, DIY supplies, plumbing and electrical equipment, is proud to be opening its first stores in Northern Ireland this month. The retailer, a favourite with both trade and DIY customers, will be opening in Ballymena, Belfast and Newtownabbey on the 13th January, 2014, and Bangor on the 27th January. The four stores create fifty new jobs in Northern Ireland with all store team members recruited from the local area. The launches are the latest in the company‟s increasing store network, which now has more than 300 stores across the UK. Screwfix has an established reputation as the UK’s largest direct and online supplier of trade tools, and is known as „where the trade buys‟.
These new stores will bring the brand’s expertise and functional product range to Northern Ireland‟s tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts, stocking thousands of tools, accessories and hardware products under one roof. Andrew Livingston, CEO of Screwfix, comments: “We are excited to be launching our first stores in Northern Ireland, giving local tradesmen, handymen and serious DIYers the chance to purchase products at a time and place that suits them. Customers in the area have been shopping online at Screwfix.com for many years, and we are delighted to now be able to offer them the Screwfix store experience for added convenience and speed.”
As well as the new stores, Screwfix’s website Screwfix.com, which receives over 1.3 million visitors per week, hosts thousands of products available to order and gives customers the ability to check stock at their local stores. They can then use Screwfix‟s Click & Collect service to conveniently purchase supplies online and then collect from store just five minutes later. What‟s more, for people on the move, Screwfix has developed fantastic mobile and tablet apps. These can be downloaded and are ideal for checking stock, making orders, browsing a catalogue and helping to plan equipment needed for a job. n addition to Screwfix, qualified plumbers and electricians can also take advantage of the exclusive Plumbfix and Electricfix offerings. These dedicated trade counters, located next door to each Screwfix store, enable plumbers and electricians who can prove their professional trade status within the industry, to access select products and offers.