THIRTY AND THRIVING AS NEWLEC CELEBRATES THREE DECADES AT THE TOP
1 June 2012
Leading electrical wholesaler, Newey & Eyre is all set to let the celebrations commence as its ever popular Newlec brand reaches its all-important thirtieth birthday.
Launched back in 1982, Newlec was conceived to offer the nation’s electricians a value for money electrical range while retaining Newey & Eyre’s inherent ethos for performance and quality. At a time when the concept of ‘own label’ was relatively unheard of, the brand constituted the first of its kind for the industry.
Newlec has consistently grown from strength to strength, starting with a core line in hand dryers, to a brand that now covers a vast array of products in lighting and cable management through to fire and security products and hand tools. Initially a UK manufactured range, global purchasing capabilities and a rigorous product selection process continue to ensure best in class products at the best price, whilst continuing to support local manufacturing.
Thirty years on and the brand continues to flourish, boasting over 3,500 products covering the full electrical remit. Furthermore, each year Newlec has become more and more sophisticated, going beyond everyday essentials to offer true innovation to meet the complex modern demands for greater efficiency, energy management and to comply with mounting legislation.
Most recently, the new Newlec catalogue saw the introduction of Part L compliant LED street lighting and LED bulkheads, for ultimate efficiency, along with smart phone controlled remote security, enabling use from anywhere in the world. Plus, as work continues on the evolution of the range, a dedicated team remain busy researching and sourcing the latest technologies from around the world to enhance the brand further.
Most recently, the Newlec catalogue app has been launched for the iPad, giving users the ability to browse, buy and access technical information, plus find local branch contact, email and location information, to click and collect quickly and easily.
Mark Fiddy, commercial director at Newey & Eyre comments: “We are extremely proud of what we have achieved with Newlec. As a business fully committed to helping our customers work smarter, through a continued commitment to delivering excellence and introducing new products to market quickly, we have been able to provide electricians with a range they can rely on.
“Three decades later and the Newlec of today not only offers performance, quality and value but real innovation. Of course, the continued success of Newlec is testament to all of our loyal customers who use the brand again and again. With many new lines and developments in the pipeline, we look forward to another fantastic thirty years ahead.”
For further information on Newlec call Newey& Eyre 0800 783 6909 or call into any local branch. Alternatively, Newey& Eyre offers the additional facility to order Newlec products online via Neweys Online, simply visit www.neweysonline.co.uk. The web store offers a range of benefits including an extended service with a late 8pm cut-off time for next day delivery. Orders can also be placed online for the items to be collected next day from any Newey& Eyre location nationwide.