Nov 22, 2017,
Merlyn Wins Prestigious Bathroom Contract
Merlyn Showering Wins Prestigious McCarthy & Stone Bathroom Contract
Merlyn Showering announces a prestigious new contract to supply McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, with custom made shower enclosures, trays and bath screens across its estate.
The contract, to design and supply lightweight slip resistant shower trays meeting the strict product performance requirements of McCarthy & Stone as well as their customers’ needs, is worth £1.3 million over two years.
“We actively started approaching McCarthy & Stone over 12 months ago” said Seán Collins, Head of Specification Sales UK for Merlyn Showering.
“They were keen to upgrade their current specification and looking for a partner who had all the right credentials with which they could develop a long term relationship. Our products, people, depth of stock and supply chain capability were all influencing factors, as were the strength of our balance sheet and our progressive business strategy” Mr Collins explained.
The contract tender process involved detailed negotiation, extensive meeting time, product briefings and included a product demonstration at their working showroom in the West Midlands. The team at Merlyn provided product advice in terms of what was fit for purpose to meet the brief across the McCarthy & Stone building projects catering for people over 55.
Following the lengthy discussion and development phases, the successful outcome was a two year deal for Merlyn Showering to supply custom made shower trays – as well as enclosures and bath screens from the extensive range on offer selected by McCarthy & Stone to fit their requirements.
“We were very impressed by the product and the people from Merlyn Showering. We are always looking for long term business relationships with companies that can do the job we want, to the standard we want to achieve the level of customer satisfaction our clients expect “explained Jadon Silva, Group Procurement, Product & Development Director at McCarthy & Stone.
Merlyn enjoys the position of being the UK’s leading supplier of shower enclosures and trays to the UK’s residential, commercial and hospitality sectors.