Roofing component manufacturer Klober has warned that navigating demand and volatility of raw material prices will remain a challenge for many across the roofing sector despite echoing a sense of positivity from the Bank of England’s announcement that inflation is easing.
In response to the current economic landscape, Klober is ensuring the necessary measures are in place to help customers remain agile. Notably, it is continuing to expand its range of products with the planned introduction of 20 new SKUs in Q1 with good, better, and best options available in more categories. According to Klober, this will enable merchants and contractors to stay competitive in the potentially contracting new build and repair, maintenance, and improvement (RMI) sectors.
Control over the supply chain is another area that Klober is continuing to build upon as it aims to leverage the strength of its position in one of the largest construction manufacturing businesses in the world, BMI Group. Klober manufactures most of its products in four of its own factories, as well as being able to draw on the wider 116 manufacturing locations in the BMI Group.
The business has also made recent internal structural changes that mean the UK team will be working more closely with their overseas colleagues for product enhancement.
Chris Nicholls, commercial director at Klober, commented: “Of course we’re pleased to see such a strong start to the year, but we also realise the risk of being overly optimistic. What we can be certain about, however, is the fact we have invested significantly in having good control over our supply chain, as well as the wide breadth range of products on the market.”
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