It’s a fitting time to relax1 December 2016
Summer is a magical time in Australia. Great weather, big BBQs and holidays with family & friends always make for something special. Whatever you get up to this Christmas, be sure to kick back and enjoy a well earned break. Because you deserve it. And from the entire team at Reece, thanks for your support during 2016.
With Christmas upon us, we thought it was worth reflecting on some of the big initiatives we introduced over the past year – all designed to help your business grow and support our industry.
The app advantage
The launch of the My Account App was a major milestone. And the positive feedback from customers has been amazing. We added plenty of new features to My Account such as the ability to pay separate invoices. All designed to make your life easier and more productive.
More market leading brands
Throughout the year, we continued to align ourselves with world leading brands in the plumbing and bathroom space. This included the launch of the Armitage Shanks range of sanitaryware health care solutions. We partnered with Sime, who are a highly respected European brand with more than 30,000 units installed in Australia. Reece now offers a complete selection of high efficiency hydronic solutions. We launched Wolfen – durable and reliable tapware for the commercial space. We also added innovative products including the Milli outdoor living range, the Skydrop smart controller and the amazing Roca rimless pan. These new products open up new opportunities and more options to take to your customers.
A really big Roadshow
Building on the previous year, the Reece Roadshow series was once again an incredible success. Combining training seminars, product testing, demonstrations and fun competitions, they’re a great opportunity to stay up to date with the latest developments. We hope to see you next year.
New water sustainability projects
The Reece Grant continued to gain momentum in 2016. We received a large number of applications to fund some really worthy water projects. We’ll be announcing the recipients of the Reece Grant early in the new year.
A faster supply chain
We expanded our distribution footprint with two new distribution centres – one in Perth and one in Sydney. These will ensure we can serve our customers in those states even more efficiently. Plus, we’ve increased our available stock levels across the network, so the items you need are always available.
A better bathroom life
We improved our showroom experience further with the addition of three new flagship Bathroom Life stores to our network. These give you and your customers even better access to the best bathroom inspiration spaces in the country.
Our new solar program
We’re increasing our sustainability efforts with the installation of solar panels at key trial sites. These trials have been successful and we’re looking to roll out the program across further sites as we move to producing as much of our own electrical power as possible.
Your partner in pools
With summer upon us, it is probably also worth mentioning that Reece is continuing to expand our comprehensive range of pool equipment, accessories and maintenance products. We even do free water testing.
From everyone at Reece, have a safe and happy Christmas and get set for a big 2017. We have some exciting things in store for you.
Peter Wilson CEO
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