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New Castle Banbury – Has a Great First Week!

The Castle Group Banbury

Our new Castle Banbury sales office opened last week… and what a busy week it’s been!

It is an extremely exciting and busy time at Castle at the moment. We have began the new year as we mean to go on. This is both hitting the ground running and firing on all cylinders to enable us to open our new additional sales office. It has to be said, the atmosphere at our new Banbury office at the moment is simply buzzing and we are already busy both in-house and externally.

The new Castle Banbury sales office enables us to both offer additional support to our customers down in Oxfordshire and to grow our customer base throughout all of the OX postcodes. 

If you are based in or around this area and have a tapes, adhesives, industrial supplies, workwear, janitorial supplies or PPE requirement, then why not get in touch with our team? Call Banbury on – 01295 273699 or email – Banbury@thecastlegroup.co.uk.

January 9th, 2018|

How Can We Help Your Business to Grow?

Protective Packaging Solutions

How Can We Help Your Business to Grow? – With our protective packaging solutions

When thinking about business growth, often protective packaging is an element that is overlooked.

If your packaging hasn’t changed or been reviewed in the past 5 years, it is possible that by just making a few small changes here and there, it will make a big difference to your business.

It’s a fact…outdated packaging solutions do not aid business growth.  It makes sense. If you have a quality product but your protective packaging is no longer fully fit for purpose you will open the door up to problems that could hold your business back.

Poor or no planning when it comes to your packaging products could result in your business over paying, increased returns, increased complaints, damaged stock and ultimately loss of valuable time, money and custom.

 

Be Smarter About Your Protective Packaging

By choosing us, you can start to become smarter when it comes to your packaging.

We offer long-term solutions to any packaging challenges or issues you may have, as opposed to off the shelf one-size-fits-all products.

We only supply the brands that we trust and believe. This trust has been formed over many years of strong working partnerships with leading manufacturers. This not only guarantees quality and reliability but enables us to offer our products at the most competitive prices. If you are happy with our products and services we also offer quantity discounts for larger orders.

By choosing quality solutions as opposed to cheap standard packaging products – long-term, your packaging processes will become more efficient, economical and productive.

 

Boost Customer Experience

Outdated packaging products and processes will ultimately have some impact on your customers experience with your business. Not only is the protection of your products crucial when being sent out to your customer but presentation is also key. If your products reach your customer damaged or in scruffy or insufficient packaging this will all have a negative impact on your customers experience.  

 

Consulting and Expertise

Alongside our quality solutions, we strive to create long-lasting relationships with our customers. We base those relationships both on transparency and guidance. Our experience gained over many years within the industry enables our solutions based approach. Offering honest consulting and guidance. We also carry out site visits, product demonstrations and send out product samples for testing. We do this to ensure that you get the best product for the job…every time!

 

If you would like some guidance on our protective packaging range or find out more about what we can do for your business, drop our team an email to – web@thecastlegroup.co.uk or call – Nottingham on 0115 939 6061 or Walsall on 01922 625451.

 

 

 

December 19th, 2017|

Multi-Material Bonding Solutions

Multi-Material Bonding Solutions

multi-material bonding

Multi-material bonding is often a significant obstacle to designers, engineering and manufacturing professionals a-like.

Our 3M™ range of tapes and adhesives have been specially developed to simplify traditionally challenging issues, including multi-material bonding and hard to bond surfaces. Our 3M™ VHB GPH (general purpose high temperature) range was produced with this in mind and to be able to solve the challenges of multi-material bonding.

The 3M™ GPH series is able to bond a wide range of substrates. Its acrylic construction, bonds effectively to materials including – Glass, metal, some plastics, composites and sealed wood.

The distinct benefit to using 3M™ VHB GPH is that it is able to provide one tape for many applications. It also offers other benefits such as its high temperature resistance, conformable foam and high initial tackiness.

More and more industry professionals are relying on the use of these adhesive tapes to reduce costs and for light weighting purposes in production and assembly.

They are quickly replacing more traditional mechanical fastening methods due to their many benefits. These include –

  • Being able to distribute stress over the entire bonded area which eliminates the stress often caused by mechanical fasteners to a single point or number of points on the substrate
  • The GPH Series can bond differing materials to one another
  • It bonds and seals simultaneously
  • Using tape instead of other fasteners can improve appearance, as the tape is virtually invisible. This means no weld marks or heat spots etc.
  • It reduces waste – if a mistake is made the substrate is often salvageable
  • Reduces production time and aids productivity
  • It is easy to use and store – minimal preparation is needed and there is no special requirements in terms of storage of solvents for example
  • VHB tapes resist UV and weather damage, meaning they are a good fit for outdoor applications

 

To enquire about our 3M VHB GPH range, send an email to our friendly team at – web@thecastlegroup.co.uk.

 

 

 

December 11th, 2017|

Exciting News! New Additional Sales Office Opening!

New-store

Exciting News! New Additional Castle Sales Office Opening in Banbury!

We are very excited to announce that to better serve and assist our customers in the Oxfordshire and surrounding areas further, we are opening a sales office in Banbury, Oxfordshire (OX16).

The new branch will be ready and open for business from the 2nd January 2018.

If you have a requirement for tapes, adhesives, industrial supplies, workwear, janitorial supplies and PPE products and are located within this area do not hesitate to send your requirements on to our friendly team (at the below) for a competitive quote or run down of what Castle Banbury could do for you.

Stay posted for further information or call our Nottingham branch on – 0115 939 6061 or send an email to – web@thecastlegroup.co.uk.

 

 

December 11th, 2017|

Castle Nottingham Get Involved in Gem 106 Christmas Jumper Day

Gem’s Christmas Jumper Day 2017

Some of our team at our Castle Nottingham branch got involved in Gem 106’s Christmas Jumper Day today. Charlie our office dog was also feeling a bit festive!

Christmas Jumper Day is part of Gem’s Mission Christmas appeal. Our team donated money towards the cashforchildsgive.co.uk charity for wearing their funky festive knits.

Gem 106 Christmas Jumper Day

Left to right: Steven Higgins – Customer Service, Carmel Saville – Marketing Executive, Trish Laffar – Office Assistant and Dawn Burton – Warehouse & Driver.

 

December 8th, 2017|