Abrabond is strengthening its team and reaping the benefits as users recognise the value of a supplier that has time for on-site meetings to offer advice and unrivalled expertise.
Managing director Ian Crowther-Green told FP: “Our vision is pretty simple – we aim to do whatever our customers request of us and to meet those needs within their time scale, not ours. I am proud to say we have a first class team, with a horizontal management structure and no company politics. We cover the entire UK from two sites, and at the last count, our technical sales team had over 90 years of furniture and woodworking adhesives experience between them. I doubt any other supplier can make that claim!”
Abrabond was formed in 1986 and many of the staff have been with the company for over ten years. The sales team has been strengthened this year with the move of veteran Chris Neal to the south coast and the appointment of Shaun Firth in the north of England. Its focus is on supplying adhesives and resins to the furniture and woodworking industry. The product range includes PVA glues, contact adhesives, PU adhesives, hot melts for edgebanding and soft-forming as well as liquid/liquid UF resin systems from the global leader Casco (Akzo Nobel).
The company says it has many special products in its portfolio; problem-solving grades in particular. Len Brazier, sales director, says that one product he and his team are particularly fond of is a special one part water-proof liquid PU for bonding accoua and other difficult hard woods. “It’s non-staining, dries clear and doesn’t foam like ordinary PU glues he says. “What’s really special is it’s like using a simple PVA glue but it’s a PU with all the inherent benefits!” he adds.
Abrabond is the exclusive UK distributor of the world-renowned Rakoll brand of furniture and woodworking adhesives. It also produces an increasing number of its own products manufactured to special in-house formulations. Niche products from other quality producers ensure the company is always able to offer uncompromised solutions.
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