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LDL Components Ltd, the leading distributor of furniture fittings and accessories, is celebrating its twelfth year in business with a major brand relaunch focusing on the key strengths of the company as it moves forward.
 
Managing Director Matthew Lord explains, “Working closely with specialist brand strategists, The House, we conducted an in-depth review of every aspect of our business, identifying our major strengths and clear future objectives. Our new logo ‘Designed for Life’ encapsulates the ‘built to last’ promise that underlies not only our product range but also our business relationships with both our suppliers and customers.”


 
The relaunch coincides with the relocation of the company’s Bath headquarters to substantially larger premises. The move, within the same Bath Business Park in Peasedown St John, gives the rapidly growing company double the space of the current premises and also allows the addition of a 2,000 sq ft, purpose built showroom scheduled to open in Spring 2016. 
 
 
A performance driven company, LDL prides itself on being ‘obsessed’ with customer service. This dedicated commitment to service, coupled with trusted brand partners such as Blum, Wesco, Peka & Furnipart, has led to twelve years of impressive year on year growth for LDL and an industry-leading fulfilment rate of 98.5%. Indeed the company won the Most Impressive Growth category at the National Entrepreneur Awards 2014.
 
Crucial to the relaunch is ensuring and consolidating the engagement and commitment of all staff and therefore a key part of the programme has been the development of an internal code of conduct clearly setting out company standards to which employees will ‘sign up’. As Matthew explains, “The company’s most powerful asset is its personnel and their friendly, approachable relationships with business partners and customers alike. We are always seeking to improve how we work.”
 
A brochure presenting the aims and strategy of the newly-focused LDL for existing business partners and new contacts has also been prepared. In addition, a new website is under construction for launch later in the year to enhance the customer experience.
 
 
LDL Components supplies kitchen and bedroom manufacturers and retailers throughout the UK, specialising in quality products for the premium end of the market. 99% of the extensive range is held in stock with next day delivery as standard.
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Blum’s brand new Tandembox antaro modular drawer system is now available from LDL Components Ltd from stock.
 
The new award-winning drawer profile, available in grey, silk white and stainless steel, has a contemporary rectangular gallery rail can be combined with a number of colour-coordinated design elements to create the required effect.

Offering standard Blum features such as perfect motion and running action, Tandembox antaro is also compatible with Blum space-saving cabinet solutions and Orga-Line interior organisers.

TANDEMBOX antaro can be assembled without tools within a matter of seconds. 3-dimensional front adjustment produces precise gap alignment while height and side adjustments are quick and easy through an opening on the drawer side.

Tilt is adjusted by twisting a section at the front of the rail.

Commenting on the new Tandembox antaro, Matthew Lord, director – LDL Components Ltd, said “The introduction of the sophisticated antaro system allows customers to upgrade from the standard Tandembox by adding design elements, such as frosted glass, for an individual look .

This, combined with our attractive display incentives, makes antaro the perfect choice.”
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LDL Components Ltd is delighted to announce it has just exceeded £1 million worth of sales through its website – www.ldlonline.co.uk .
 
Launched at KBB Birmingham last March, the website is updated regularly. The following features have just been added:


  • Trade order form
  • Updated account section for customers to view invoices and credit notes, and option to pay invoices online
  • New ‘Add to Favourites’ facility so that regular items are in one place for quick and easy ordering
  • Nett price list download facility enabling the latest prices to be imported as an Excel file to update customers’ own systems
  • Stock check facility
 
The website presents the entire LDL stock range of over 3,500 products in a readily accessible format. Other features of the site include a new product section and an e-gallery enabling retailer to download images for use on their own websites or in their promotional material. 

Technical information and product installation videos can also be accessed via the site, along with a section dedicated to clearance items. LDL also guarantees next day delivery on orders received up until 4.30pm.
 
LDL Components specialises in quality products for the premium end of the market and is the largest UK distributor offering Blum drawer and hinge components, the sole agent for Peka wirework and the main distributor for Wesco.

New products are added continuously, the most recent being the Giara range of Italian handmade handles introduced early this week. 
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Or at least, in my humble opinion, more money than taste!

 I suppose if you have got a spare £1 million lying around and are into serious status symbols, not to mention bling, this is the kitchen for you.

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2237322/Worlds-expensive-luxury-kitchen-costing-1m-featuring-Swarovski-chandelier-launched-chef-Aldo-Zilli-London.html

 For all its impressive price tag, it doesn’t really look like somewhere you would be comfortable preparing food or even sitting around the less-than-cosy crystal island to eat it, but presumably people with that sort of disposable income don’t make their own meals and have a magnificent dining room elsewhere.

 One serious point – like all very dramatic kitchens, it relies on clutter-free surfaces for much of its effect so let’s hope there are some clever storage solutions behind all those sleek and shiny doors and drawers!

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LDL Components Ltd is delighted to unveil EDGE, the brand new collection of contemporary, design-led handles from Furnipart, the leading Danish manufacturer. Available exclusively through LDL from 1 December 2012, the new range is designed to give customers the popular streamlined look of handleless kitchens but with all the convenience and security of discreet handles.

As Matthew Lord, LDL’s managing director, explains “Edge is the perfect solution for those people who want the visual impact of uninterrupted door and drawer surfaces but prefer to have a handle. A major benefit of this range for installers is that the handle sits on top of the door or drawer and simply screws in from behind, thus avoiding time-consuming and fiddly ‘grooving in’.”
 
There are three styles in the Edge range – Round, Straight and Urban, all in a brushed nickel finish. Round and Straight are available in 40mm, 200mm and 350mm lengths and Urban comes in 200mm and 350mm options.

 All the handles combine innovative design with ergonomic ease of use and functionality, an important consideration as Furnipart estimates that each product will be handled 100,000 times.
 
LDL, the nationwide distributor of quality furniture fittings, offers an extensive stock of both contemporary and traditional handles, which is continually updated to reflect current trends and innovations in the sector.

The company is also able to offer customers a very flexible service in that there is no minimum order quantity so boxes may be split without any surcharge.  In addition, LDL is pleased to use its superior knowledge of the market to source specific handles for both large and small furniture manufacturers alike.
 
Speed of delivery is another feature of LDL’s service with next day nationwide delivery standard for all orders received by 4pm. The company is also able to offer a ‘just in time’ delivery service for volume manufacturers, improving supply chain management.
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This shocking statistic comes from an article by BLUM on the new K&B Network website.

It’s a terrible thought that over half of new kitchen owners are disappointed with the lack of storage.

Chances are they focused too much on the look of the kitchen rather than the actual day-to-day functioning.

Although this is probably quite understandable on the part of the consumer, it is where the knowledgeable retailer can not only help but also ultimately increase the order value of the kitchen sale by highlightingng and demonstrating the many storage solutions available.



Under expert advice is this piece from BLUM:

http://79.170.44.97/kb-network.co.uk/index.php?option=com_easyblog&view=entry&layout=listings&id=27&Itemid=20

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Quite literally in the case of Gary Thompson, a member of the LDL team at our Distribution & Logistics Centre in Hadfield, who is becoming hairer by the day all in a good cause.
 


Gary, along with countless other men is taking part in Movember, the fund-raising scheme responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world.

The aim is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
 
So far, Gary’s team of 12 has raised almost £400 and you can add to this by sponsoring him by clicking on the following link:
 
http://uk.movember.com/mospace/2882513
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Delve into the world of BLUM  through their consumer magazine – Kitchen Inspirations – where you will find the BLUM principles of workflow, space and motion translated into practical advice for kitchen planning.

The magazine contains a whole series of international lifestyle features that demonstrate how BLUM products can transform each and every kitchen ranging from the most luxurious through to a compact 5 sq metre kitchen in China and a busy restaurant in Switzerland.

Practical tips from experts abound with advice right from the very early planning stages.

The restaurant chef neatly sums it up when he says ‘It’s all so incredibly practical’.

http://www.blum.com/magazine/

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Just love these two short films that Grahame Morrison has added to his blog.

http://www.gjmblog.net/the-kitchen-of-the-future-video/

Amusing though they are – and particularly the completely unchallenged assumption that a woman’s place was most definitely in the kitchen – it is amazing to see just how perceptive their ideas were for the time.

Even then the ‘combination of design and science’ was making itself felt.

Look out for pull down cabinets, cold zones and mood lighting to mention but a few very contemporary trends.

Notice also that the second kitchen is handleless although, thankfully, their prediction of plastic crockery for everyday use hasn’t taken off!

Here are a few or our current products that possibly had their origins in these ground-breaking films.

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As our product range continues to expand and we are able to stock more and more exclusive items, we want to spread the word. In fact, we want to shout about it.

You’ve probably already seen our animated banner in the weekly KBZine and on the KBB News site but we also currently have the headline slot on the KBB Daily website.

Click here to take a look:

http://www.kbbdaily.com/

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