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A successful trial of the R-Rak vehicle racking system from Trans-Rak has boosted business for Cargo Marketing Services and now it plans to increase the number of car shipments in 2015.

Cargo Marketing Services was seeking a solution to fit a mixed cargo featuring a 4 x 4, a sports car and a saloon in the same container from the UK to a customer in Kuching, Malaysia.

The R-Rak removable vehicle racking system proved extremely flexible allowing the cars to stacked securely in a four pack formation with enough protective space around each car to eliminate the risk of damage during and loading and unloading.

David Horwell, of CMS described how it was achieved: “The load was tight with the Range Rover Sport but having a low profile Porsche allowed it to fit. The secret to it was we got in with RR on the floor and as a result £250,000 worth of new vehicles were delivered without a scratch!”

Quantum Mouldings celebrated a £1.2 million investment and the creation of ten new jobs at the official opening of their new factory in Kidderminster on Thursday 26th February.

Special guests Mark Garnier MP, the Mayor of Kidderminster, Cllr Michael Price and Consort, Mr Paul Simpson joined around 40 guests at the event which included a presentation and factory tour, before a toast from Mark Garnier and the cutting of the ribbon by the Mayor.

Quantum Mouldings, a family business that has been manufacturing fibreglass products for a wide range of applications for 30 years, moved to the former Sealine factory last year, after they outgrew their premises in Stourbridge.  They invested £1.2 million in the relocation and fit–out of the new premises which was part funded by a European Regional Development Fund grant from the Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme, which was obtained with assistance from Birmingham City Council.

The move will enable the company to pursue its ambitious plans for growth, with turnover predicted to grow to £5 million within five years and the workforce to increase to 50 within 3 years. Ten new staff have already been recruited, which was a key requirement of the funding.

Since the move into the 50,000 sq.ft. space, the company has purchased more machinery, built new offices and improved processes enabling them to extend further into green technology markets – something the company has long been keen to pursue.

Owner and director Peter Wooldridge says, “The opening event was a great way to mark this important stage in our development and thank the advisors and professionals who have helped us obtain the funding to make the move. “We are grateful that so many of our clients took time out to join us and help us celebrate, we are looking forward to many successful years in Kidderminster.”


Picture:  MP Mark Garnier and the Mayor of Kidderminster, Cllr Michael Price cut the ribbon at Quantum Mouldings

Shades of Grey are proving to be hot in the kitchen as well as at the cinema this month, according to leading kitchen manufacturer, Trend Interiors. The steamy film 50 Shades of Grey is taking the cinema by storm. Sales and marketing director Graham Jones says that grey is also the hottest colour in the kitchen right now with some of the most popular new Trend kitchens being shades of grey.

“Our new grey kitchens are stylish and desirable, just like Christian Grey,” says Graham.  “From the sleek and sexy handleless Grey Gloss to the stunning solid Grey Oak Shaker, grey is the ultimate kitchen colour for those that want to be right on trend.

“Grey is also a great colour for mixing and matching, adding variety and interest, especially when different textures are incorporated.”

This handleless kitchen takes a cool and contemporary washed stone and pairs it with the new handleless Grey Gloss, providing a sophisticated design that oozes class. The handleless Grey is also available in a matt finish for those with more conservative tastes.

As with all Trend Interiors kitchens these gorgeous doors will prove popular with people who love the designer look but appreciate the affordable price tag.  Obtaining a high quality designer kitchen at DIY shed prices has never been easier.

Trend Interiors kitchens are easy to buy, a dedicated website gives access to a network of Trend partners who can help plan, design, install and project manage the complete installation.  Alternatively it is easy and simple to buy on line.

Every kitchen is offered with a reassuring 5 year no quibble guarantee.


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