It’s been a tool-rrific 2018 for Xpert!
We had big plans for toolbox domination when we set out at the start of the year. We wanted Xpert tools to not only become a regular fixture in trade counters across the country, but also a preferred brand among door and window professionals. We’re pleased to report encouraging results with positive signs that things are definitely moving in the right direction for us!
We’ve seen sales of Xpert tools grow by 15% since 1st January 2018 and we’ve been adding new retailers to our Xpert stockists list throughout the year. That growth will have been fuelled in part by our carefully curated and continually expanding product range which saw the addition of 27 individual new SKUs last year. Here’s a recap of our 2018 tool launch timeline.
In January, we announced the arrival of not one or two but three new Xpert hand saws capable of tackling just about any cutting task. They all boast hard-point blades for a fast, efficient sawing action with a rule printed along the top edge for quick-draw measuring and marking up. The star of the show was the PVCu saw with a generous 20” blade to breeze cleanly through plastic fascia and soffit boards.
Next up were our Xpert HSS drill bits, which joined the range back in April. These smooth-cutting, high-speed quality drill bits are made of a single piece of snap-resistant solid steel and TiN coated so they won’t let you down. Available in a wide range of lengths and diameters to suit any drilling project.
In May, our Xpert 16oz rubber mallet landed in our warehouse with a ‘boing’! This soft-hitting tool delivers just the right amount of anti-marking wallop to firmly attach PVCu top caps to conservatory roofs or knock window frames into position without damaging the surface of the plastic.
Our newest arrivals over the Summer were Xpert’s duo of heavy-duty tape measures. With an extra-wide blade showing centimetres and inches on both sides of the rule, plus a doubled-sided hook all housed and protected in a durable rubberised case, these tape measures deliver mighty measuring muscle!
So, as we close the books on 2018 and gear up for a fresh new year, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for choosing Xpert and helping to make the last 12 months totally tool-rrific! We look forward to working with you in 2019.