GAP’s Power of One model of vertical integration proves popular as three more of UK’s leading house builders have joined the company. Taylor Wimpey extended its contract for three more years; Persimmon moved its entire roofline supply contract for two years; and Redrow handed joint responsibility for its PVC-U fascia, soffit, and ancillaries supply.
“For house builders, the chance to engage quickly and effortlessly with every stage of the supply chain via a single point of contact is obviously important, but the big difference is the commercial transparency and financial clarity that come with it,” said Paul Sowerby, GAP’s Director of Group Sales and Marketing.
GAP became UK’S largest distributor of PVC-U roofline, cladding, and trim products in August 2017, after the acquisition of the SIG Building Plastics and SIG Windows businesses. As well as the achievements mentioned above, the company is also the building materials source of choice for Lovell Homes, Miller Homes, and Keepmoat.
Taylor Wimpey’s Divisional Head of Group Procurement and Supply Chain, Nick Dyke, said the partnership with GAP provides them with adequately catered delivery points and a straightforward approach to trading. “In addition, we enjoy simple net pricing with no complex and time consuming retrospective rebates, a full scheduling service and trouble free invoicing – together with a fully enabled UK wide network of wholly owned distribution points. GAP has quickly become one of our top tier providers who consistently rank highly in our performance monitoring programme,” added him.
GAP’s success comes mostly from its investment in processes designed to make life easier for local site teams and their management, as well as bringing clarity and consistency to negotiations and transactions.
“Power of One is so much more than just a fancy slogan. It’s become a way of life. It means as much to our estimators and schedulers as it does to our plot management and call-off teams,” said Dave Tingle, GAP’s National Sales Director.