bss strikes significant new partnership with IAL

We are proud to have begun a new partnership with International Applications, which will see the Oxfordshire supply chain specialist taking a stake in our family-run distribution business.

 

Our MD, Paul O’Reilly said: “Ours is a dynamic and fast-moving business with a huge amount of potential for growth. We have continually built our customer base and product range, and are keen to push on with the next phase of our development.

 

“bss has worked closely with IAL for some time and I have been impressed with the engagement of the senior management team and with the range of commercial services they have to offer. As we grow the business it’s important that we find the right partners and the investment agreement we have reached with Llewelyn and his team puts us in an excellent place for the future.”

 

“I am delighted to welcome Paul and bss into the IAL family,” said Llewelyn Mulder, MD of IAL. “We’re keen to actively support the growth of bss in the years to come through our investment and will be providing the strategic direction, commercial management and technical support which Paul and his team require as they continue to build sales.”

 

We join Paintstore, Leamington Spa, as a key distribution partner for IAL, which recently announced that it had secured investment from Eguchi Iwao, Japan’s leading supplier of automotive and industrial paints and coatings.

 

“Our plan is to create a fresh approach for distribution within the UK,” continued Mr Mulder. “We will build a strong network of independent distributors which benefits from centralised commercial services but continues to offer the personal touch and exceptional levels of customer care.

 

“Independent distribution is the lifeblood of this industry and I have met a number of passionate, dedicated and entrepreneurial distributors who share my vision for the future. Together we are strong – and we are working with sister companies across the DAC Group to bring unique and tangible benefit to our distributors and their customers.”

 

To find out how we can support your refinishing or coating requirements call us today on 01782 209527