2014 at J Allcock and Sons Ltd.
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!