Fibo UK is now an approved supplier to all members of the FORTIS independent merchant buying group.

Fibo is experiencing strong growth across the country with its wall panels that are opening up new selling opportunities for merchants. An active sales and marketing programme is helping Fibo position its brand as an alternative to tiles. Its precision-engineered panels transform bathroom and kitchens easily, quickly and cost effectively; removing the known hassles associated with tiling.

A growing team on the ground, expansion of its manufacturing operations in Norway, and ongoing support for merchants with POS, show areas and training is helping to cement new and existing relationships with independents.

MD Scott Beattie believes these rapid and positive developments over the last 12 months have contributed to Fibo UK winning the FORTIS deal.

He comments: “We are extremely pleased to have been given the opportunity to trade with FORTIS members and look forward to building strong and long term relationships. It is our first buying group deal and we realise the significance of achieving it and the benefits it will bring to our business moving forward.

“In recent months, we were able to test the water with some of the members and their interest to stock and display our products has been outstanding,” continues Scott. “We are committed to helping merchants do well with our range and will be actively engaging with members to show how our panels can add value to their business.”

FORTIS Trading Director Paul Bence adds: “We are pleased to welcome Fibo into the group as a new supplier brand. Over recent months, Fibo has shown great determination to build its brand and establish relationships with merchants. Awarding them a deal is testament to their success so far and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”