Heavy duty industrial flooring solutions for the logistics industry
A logistics show may not seem like an obvious place for the manufacturers of interlocking floor tiles to exhibit, but it is perfect for us because our industrial flooring provides the solution to problems that many of this show’s visitors are experiencing.
IMHX 2016, the essential intralogistics event for supply chain professionals, is taking place from 13-16 September 2016 at the NEC Birmingham and we have booked our place on stand 11Q12.
Heavy forklift and Reach truck traffic damages even the most hardwearing floors over time and constant patching is time consuming, inconvenient and in the long term ineffective. Ecotile not only provides a floor covering tough enough to cope with constant heavy traffic but protects the original floor from any further damage.
This is why in 2007 Scottish and Southern Energy placed an order with Ecotile to supply and install almost 10,000m² of our 10mm thick tiles at their new warehouse in Thatcham and repeated the order for their warehouse in Motherwell in 2014 (the original floor is still going strong).
IMHX is a free-to-attend event and will feature over 400 exhibitors in the ultimate materials handling supermarket, connecting buyers with suppliers – with all the latest products and services on show.
Logistics is a vitally important industry. Worth over *£93 billion to the UK economy, it employs one in twelve of the working population – some 2.3 million people across 196,000 companies – and is set to go from strength to strength as the UK’s economy further recovers and e-commerce experiences even greater growth.
According to figures from IMRG, in 2013 UK shoppers spent £91 billion online, with an anticipated spend of £107 billion in 2014, a predicted year-on-year growth of 17%. As internet retailing continues to grow, supply chain operators face even greater pressure as customers demand faster delivery times – and of course need a connected supply chain that can also handle returns quickly.
Covering 30,000 square metres, approximately the area of four Wembley pitches, IMHX is the largest show of its kind in the UK and the only event where visitors can view a substantial number of live and dynamic demonstrations.
To find out more go to www.imhx.biz
Lucinda O’Reilly, Exports & Marketing Director is an integral part of the team that has grown Ecotile Flooring in to the successful manufacturing business it is today. Over the last 20 years she has successfully employed her skills in sales and marketing to ensure Ecotile Flooring is recognised as the market leading manufacturer of PVC interlocking floor tiles. Lucinda’s love of travel means the Ecotile brand is dominant all over Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and India.
To ensure compliance with export regulations Lucinda has gained accreditations from the Chamber of Commerce in Incoterms & Export Licence Controls and Export Procedures & Documentation and has completed the Institute of Export course on Incoterms 2020. She is a member of the Institute of Export, was a finalist in the Natwest Open to Export competition in 2018 and was instrumental in Ecotile Flooring winning a Queen’s Enterprise for International Trade in 2017. Lucinda has recently been interviewed by BBC News and Channel 4 News for her insights on Brexit and is an Export Champion for the Department for International Trade.