Sirius names RKW as ‘approved supplier’

Electrical buying group Sirius has named Stoke-on-Trent-based distributor RKW as its newest ‘approved supplier’.

RKW has a 325,000sq ft warehouse and 8,000sq ft showroom, which includes electricals, housewares, SDA and consumer electronics from over 25 brands under one roof.

Sirius stated that distributors play an important role, being a core supply chain to its members by offering exclusive products that are not currently supplied through its manufacturers, which provides increased margins.

Shaun McAllister, group sales director of RKW, said: “We are thrilled to finally be a supplier to the group and have the opportunity to not only provide unbeatable deals to Sirius members, but also offer solutions and pricing that is able to compete with the internet. When we have worked with independents over the past 12 months, RKW has seen double-digit growth and so this was a natural progression for our business.

“We have the widest selection of major brands and products in SDA with over £28 million of stock available and some of the fastest growing brands in the sector including Swan and Tower.”

Steve Jones, commercial director of Sirius Buying Group, commented: “RKW as a new approved supplier to Sirius for 2018 is a great achievement for the group, creating new opportunities for our network of members. Giving access to fully-trained representatives, extensive product lines, ordering and fulfilment capabilities along with shipping and merchandising, RKW is a highly-prized addition to the group that will inevitably help our members compete.

“We aim to help increase the rebates each member is capable of earning and improve the overall package presented to members from our approved suppliers. I believe our ability to help increase purchasing from our manufacturers and distributors by working closely with our suppliers is one of the reasons RKW decided to join us, and we can’t wait to show our worth.”