Timber import issues help to double M&M’s output
Published:  10 August, 2011

WORCESTER: Industry doubts about continuity of supply and poor service levels from foreign producers has presented Midlands timber product specialist M&M Timber with a welcome boost to sales of its agricultural fencing products.

This month, for the first time in the company’s 30-year history, M&M Timber has introduced a double shift production pattern at its Clows Top sawmills, near Kidderminster, to meet a resurgence in demand for its all-British agricultural fencing products. The timber treatment plant is now working around the clock to keep pace with output that is expected to double over the next twelve months.

Two recent high volume orders are an indication that customers are already building stocks for the early part of next year, in anticipation of winter and early spring shortages. And, said managing director Nigel Poyner, the increase in demand for M&M Timber products in the agricultural and landscaping markets may be also a sign that specifiers are at last waking up to the true values of buying British.

“It’s all a matter of reliability and continuity of supply,” he explained. “British manufacturers are obviously best placed for servicing the needs of UK requirements. And apart from generally supporting British industry, there’s also the carbon footprint to consider in importing products that are often inferior to our own. Customers should be taking a good look at their buying policies and, if they’re not buying from M&M Timber or any other British supplier for that matter, then what good reason could they possibly have?”

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