In August it was announced that GAP had acquired SIG Building Plastics & Windows. Since then, the company has been working tirelessly to welcome all of their new team members and customers.
As soon as the acquisition was agreed, the GAP directors got to work straight away to visit all 66 of the new depots and team members. The team at GAP prides itself on making sure that all of their staff feel that they are a part of the family and the information that is gained by the Directors’ visit to the site can help to shape the strategy used at GAP to integrate the depots in to the larger GAP company.
The Joint Founder of GAP, Simon Bird has so far been incredibly impressed by the knowledge and talent on display in the company’s new team. Working together the acquisition of SIG Plastics & Windows could lead to a unique chance to expand. The quality of the team recently joined to GAP is high and along with the new strategic locations of the new depots means that GAP has the potential to become one of the top manufacturers and distributors of PVC-U building products in terms of quality, service and choice.
The planning and preparation for the merge started before the deal was made and extra investments have been made in order to make sure that the logistics and manufacturing new combined network can continue to deliver the service that their wide range of customers require.
GAP has a range of customers from smaller traders to national house building companies. The first stage of the integration process involved carrying out small makeovers on the new depots, with new signage and team workwear. The scale of the changes required has been demonstrated through the large workwear order placed by the company for 850 Polo Shirts and T-Shirts, 270 Jackets, 532 Jumpers, 330 Hoodies, 810 Pairs of Trousers and 390 Pairs of Shorts. The stock is also being changed over at teach of the depots in order to ensure that customers will have access to the wide range of colours and styles available as a part of the GAP own brand roofline products, Homeline.