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STAS - endless pleasure

STAS - Endless pleasure.

We have been fortunate enough to have been working with STAS for a number of years - which has been a pleasure - great product and great people.  As you may or may not know STAS use the strap line - 'endless pleasure'. This can obviously cause the odd wink or smirk to the potty minded amongst us Brits but if you think more deeply it does make sense.  STAS have moved beyond just offering a product that works and endeavour to become your and our partner in life - at least for the long life of a trailer.  We see this as our philosophy too and we are now offering the STAS tipping trailer range as our number 1 product partner - we hope you all enjoy the Endless Pleasure we can offer you!! 

Posted by Andrew on 29/10/2021

Ramblings of A Deranged Mind

Ramblings of A Deranged Mind

As a quick reminder this blog bit is the freestyle zone: remember these musings are but the ramblings of a deranged mind. They carry no weight and should on no account be used in a court of law:

 

Posted by Andrew on 21/10/2021

Partners in Bulk

It is usually during a Church Service that I ponder what on earth I do for a living.

Clearly, we sell excellent products at a good price TICK.

We have a fantastic digital offer TICK. 

So what next?- clearly our role is to be PARTNERS to our customers in life. So not just to supply a trailer but to stay working alongside our customers for the life of their trailer - and because we like them and want our customers to do well. Next level up from just being salesmen.TICK

And beyond these important items, we endeavour to be PARTNERS in life to the planet - making sure that the products we select are the best for the planet too.  Now that is what we do for our customers at Newton and I am proud of that - WORK IN PROGRESS.

Posted by Andrew on 21/10/2021

STAS dealer days.

As the saying goes......organise a piss up in a brewery. STAS set its dealer day in the beautiful St Bernardus brewery, Watou.  STAS spend a fortune educating their dealers and hosted 200 of Europe's finest in Ypres in October.  Even though we do not sell the STAS walking floor it was amazing  to us to see the development of the moving floor side of STAS's business. Is there a factory to match it?  STAS showed dealers and suppliers around the new factory extension in Tournai. Robot welding and robot sanding and painting - the new sander and paint process alone cost £2 million and the extension a further £6 million.  If you love quality products you have got to love what STAS do for a living.  As a near T totaller I could not make much of a dent in the brewery offering. We have been informed by others many times that we do not have a salesman at Newton - but with such fabulous engineering, and detailed thinking the STAS sells itself and Newton has to merely offer it to the UK market. 

Posted by Andrew on 21/10/2021

Magnesium is not aluminium is it?

Magnesium is not aluminum, is it?

It was either my Chemistry teacher or my wife who said 'You are arrogant Smith'.  Not relevant but these are my ramblings and I will say what I like. Also, it is only suppliers and trailer manufacturers who read this blog searching for slights and hurts. I digress..... anyway as my Chemistry teacher (recently deceased) would clearly have informed me is that I am referring to Aluminium alloy and not the pure element aluminum when discussing the aluminum so vital to our industry. Magnesium is an important minor component of the mixture that is 80% sourced from .......... China. I bet you have spotted which way this is running. So China is less and less worried about what it is going to get for Christmas from the rest of the world and declared that it would not supply any increased amounts of Magnesium from midnight.  So this could mean that European aluminum alloy suppliers have not got the ingredients to even supply the aluminum even currently sold to the trailer manufacturers of Europe.  Shit hits fan around Christmas time by current reckoning.  So it is now a case of which trailer manufacturers recognize this and which ones will work it out whilst repairing the fan as the turkey is roasting in the kitchen. So another alloy price spike wends its' weary way towards us.

Posted by Andrew on 21/10/2021

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