ACIS, the UK’s leading distributor to the accident repair and refinishing market has revealed sales figures which outperformed the sector in 2015.
In the last financial year, the independent organisation that provides paint and consumables along with business solutions to the bodyshop market – including those specified by many of the UK’s leading companies, including insurers, motor manufacturers and bodyshop groups – grew its business by 20 per cent, double the performance of the sector as a whole.
Furthermore, the national organisation posted a strong performance in its ‘order fill’ with 98 per cent of all stock arriving with its customers ‘right first time.’
CEO of ACIS Graham O’Neill puts the strong performance down to the organisation’s full value proposition offering.
“We have doubled the market share growth of the industry norm, a major achievement in a highly competitive sector,” he said.
“ACIS is a national independent distributor made up of shareholder organisations as a collective force that can offer an agile ‘right first time’ service to the industry. But it is not only paint and refinish consumables that we deal in. ACIS is all about the added value offering of which technology including ASCRIBE, our online stock management and automatic replenishment offering, and Bodyshop Revolution which cuts the key to key time in half, both help to make bodyshops more efficient and deliver greater volumes and profitability.
“This helps bodyshops to help themselves to be more competitive and create greater profitability in a sector that has for years suffered from the ‘race to the bottom’ culture driven by price and low margins.
“It is about being more customer-centric and service led, both of which drive value and repeat business,” added O’Neill.