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Supplier Partner Profile-MAK Distribution

Friday, August 17th 2012

EQ Software is pleased to introduce MAK Distribution Ltd

MAK was founded in February 2007 with a £20k budget and started trading in March 2007 just in time for the beginning of the recession!
The product range was initially timber worktops followed by some wire pullouts.

Even though the beginning of the recession was around the corner, sales in the first year were nearly £700k generating a reasonable profit.
Despite some early set-backs with bad debts and extremely adverse trading conditions, MAK has increased sales each year of trading. The current trading level is around £4million p.a. and we expect to achieve a £10miilion turnover within the next 3 years.

The business is now based in Doncaster and is 100% owned by Steve and Jane Rae (husband and wife).
MAK exhibited at KBB 2012 for the first time and prior to that we had zero marketing activity.
Customers approach MAK after recommendation from fellow traders. The reality is that MAK had no need of sales people as the quality of the product, the competitive pricing and the excellent personal service brings customers to our door.
MAK now currently trades with 1,100 customers.  The customer base has increased dramatically in the last 12 months despite no sales people being employed. 

The product range has been increased to include 16 door options, handles, wirework, glass splash backs, timber worktops and Mistral worktops.  
A major product launch is planned later this year which will see the additional of another 5 or 6 door options, more wirework options, drawer systems, kitchen hardware, sinks & taps.
A quality retail brochure is also planned.

At MAK, we predict that the difficult trading conditions will continue for at least 18 months to 2 years.  During this time we envisage a major changing in the suppliers to the trade as previously heavyweights in the industry which have large overheads, struggle to compete with smaller leaner businesses selling quality product competitively.
To date MAK has been a well kept secret but is now emerging as an automatic choice for many satisfied customers.

The MAK Distribution catalogues are available to download FREE for EQ customers on General Release from the Kitchen & Bedroom pack.

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