Sorry about the title. Wasn’t trying to be funny or demeaning, but couldn’t think of a better title. It’s the most serious thing most people will be able to remember, or cope with.
What will it be like afterwards?Â We probably don’t want to think about that yet – - let’s get through it first.
If anyone is interested at the moment I am still around but working from home. If anyone else is in the same boat …………… difficult to keep the concentration going isn’t it. If you want to get in touch my e-mail is email@example.com or if you ring the office they will be happy to give you my mobile number. Allcocks are still open and the offices are manned as normal – ish
Let’s hope it passes safely for as many of everyone as it can.
Hi EveryoneÂ Â Â Â Â Â Another blog from Norman – November 2019.
Just to bring to your attention that we have added another section to our web page.
At the far right end (nothing political intended) of the menu bar you will now see the new section. It is labelled “Careers”.Â Click on it and you will find a copy of the job advert we have just placed on “INDEED”.
This is a new idea to us and we hope, at a later date, to add some comments/ideas from existing staff – could be interesting. Of course we will be completely unbiased and only publish the good ones.
Please keep an eye on this new part of our site (as well as all the rest) as it might change quite quickly.
It’s always good to blow your own trumpet now and again. It makes you feel good.
Well at least it me feel good. We have received some testimonials from customers and we thought it would be a good idea to share them. We always say that we are good at what we do, but it’s nice when other people say so.
a)Â Â Â Â Â Having worked with Wellington Rubber for many years we have found their “Shred” to be a consistent, high quality product that is well presented. As a supplier they have always responded quickly, their “on time” delivery is good and the overall level of service is excellent.
b)Â Â Â Â Â From John B.
It has been our great pleasure to have been able to conduct business with J. Allcock & Sons Ltd and Wellington Rubber Company Ltd for over 10 years. In that time, we have always found them to be a most reliable supplier, always willing to oblige where ever possible.
The information given is as expected from a quality supplier, attentive and willing to help, providing feedback and plausible reasons when the odd problem arises.Â Â Â A successful partnership in business is highly reliant on the people within the organisation, it needs to meet each other’s expectations, the management team at Allcocks and Wellington Rubber excel in this field and therefore I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending their services and products.
c)Â Â Â Â Â Tiflex Limited has a long association with J. Allcock & Sons. We have formed a great partnership with the Allcock team providing bespoke regrind materials to Tiflex specifications.
Orders are processed on time and to our delivery requirements and the prices remain competitive.Â Â Â Business is conducted on a professional basis, delivered in a friendly manner and we anticipate many more years of a successful business partnership.
Well, there we are. I will pass more on as they come around.
Nearly Easter …… hope you have a good break.Â Easter always signals that winter is over and better weather (hopefully) is on the way.
IÂ have some great news to pass on.Â Our QMS (quality management system) certification was due for renewal, so we took the bull by the horns and went for the new, latest version viz: ISO 9001: 2015.Â It took quite a lot of work, by all concerned, because the “thinking” now has a different emphasis, but we did it.Â We are now fully certificated to ISO 9001:2015, as from early this month.
Copies of our new certificate, either “hard” or digital, are now available to our customers.
As Matt has now moved on to pastures new (Good Luck Matt), I will be one of the contact points.Â Please feel free to contact me.
We’ve recently had client enquires for materials like those found on our site, but after trialling, certain aspects weren’t right for the client’s need. It could be the viscosity of a Silicone oil, the particle size of a Calcium Carbonate, the type of Pine Tar or colour of our Grey EPDM crumb.
We’re always happy to do the extra work for find the right product for you, no matter how precise the detail, we’ll endeavour to meet your every need in the material we supply you.
Don’t settle for inadequate material, get in touch and we’ll find the product with the right characteristics, with a reliable service record.
We’re delighted to announce that our website has been translated into Italian and the new site is up and ready for use! Just select the Italian option in the languages section and all of our products, services and histories are available. Godere!
After a busy few weeks, thanks to the tremendous interest generated by our stand at DKT, We’re happy to say that our venture to the European Technical Rubber Convention was a great success!
Highlighting the use of Rubber crumb and Granule in rubber compounds, without the loss of properties, Our unique FKM crumbing facility and the extremely small particle size we can generate was received with great interest. We were able to show, first hand, how fine our FKM powder can be made, thus increasing the amount you can add into your compounds and saving you considerable costs without any deterioration of FKM properties.
We’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who can to visit our stand and we hope to continue providing technical knowledge and top quality products to all ourÂ clientele.
We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a stand at the Deutsche Kautschuk-Tagung / IRC International Rubber Conference at the NuernbergMesse GmbH exhibition centre. We will be exhibiting Rubber Reclaim, Rubber Crumb and FKM Crumb, which promises to revolutionize the Fluoroelastomer Industry. With more and more compounders and moulders showing an interest and using our fine grades of FKM crumb, we would be happy to chat about the benefits of our product. Andrew Rushton, Managing Director of J. Allcock and Sons, and I will be manning the stand and hope to see you there to answer any questions our queries you may have.
In preparation for the conference, we have also had our website translated into French, German and Spanish. We hope this will make finding the correct product and information easier for our clients on the continent. If you find any grammatical or spelling errors on any page, please contact me and I will happily incorporate your suggestions to continually improve your experience of our website.
Over the past few months, the Sales team at J.Allcock and Sons have been attending events in Manchester.
Firstly, Myself and our MD, Andrew Rushton, attended a Vistage Open day. With a lecture given by one of the masters of sales, Lars Tewes, I certainly learnt a lot about how not only are we here to help solve issues our clients may be facing, but we are also here to help spot problems or issues that may not be obvious to the client and may arise in the future. It was an extremely informative and fun day and I personally hope to put some of the lessons into practice.
Mr Rushton and Myself taking a well-earned coffee break!
I also appeared as a guest at a graduate careers event at the University of Manchester, giving advice to students on how to get into the world of work. It was good to try and help students who are in a position I was in not so many years ago to try and make the most of their time at University (maybe avoid some of the mistakes your author made!)
Your author speaking at the University of Manchester Graduate careers event.
We might be often out of the office meeting clients, but itâ€™s also good to try and give back to the local community and devote time to personal development. By attending lectures and speeches, we hope to be able to deliver a more streamlined and dedicated service to our clientÃ¨le, react to sudden changes in a situation more constructively and continue to provide the excellence and personal focus J. Allcock and Sons is known for.
Itâ€™s been another great year here at J Allcock and Sons. Rubber crumb and granule sales are up on last year, with an additional granulator to be installed next year and upgrading the line at our Wellington Rubber branch. FKM crumb production has increased 20% from last year and looks set to continue to increase into the New Year. In addition to our stringent particle size laboratory testing, we have recently instigated a quick pass/fail test during production, at short regular intervals. This will maintain the quality of our material that weâ€™re known for.
Silicone sales are also up from last year, especially our Food Grade Silicone Emulsions. Of the small number of complaints to the company, most of them were due to poor housekeeping by the end user leading to silicone splitting (for tips on how to stop this, have a look at our previous blog post â€˜A Splitting Headacheâ€™).
With this sustained increase in sales, weâ€™re also looking into expanding our storage facilities, expanding our storage capacity by tens of tonnes.
Finally, weâ€™ve welcomed 2 new members to the company. I joined just before Luke departed for a year in Australia, and Stephen has joined to learn the ropes controlling stock and purchases.
Looking to the New Year, we expect to continue our personalised service for our clients and welcome new clients from both the UK and the continent, thanks to our upcoming foreign language translations of our website. Weâ€™ll also be at DKT (Deutsche Kautschuk-Tagung) 2015 in Nuremburg in the summer to show our crumb and rubber reclaim to the European Rubber Community.
Weâ€™d like to say a big thank you to all our clients for continuing to choose us as there supplier, and the staff at J Allcock and Sons for a great year. We wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy 2015!