A leading supplier to the hardware and gardening sector - Stax Trade Centres - has cemented its place as the quality leader in its field thanks to re-accreditation carried out by the British Assessment Bureau, which confirmed the company meets the standards of the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 quality management system.
The ISO 9001:2015 certification lays out a predefined criteria of business processes, all of which demonstrate Stax’s ability to provide products and services which consistently go above and beyond customer and regulatory requirements.
Whilst it’s another great achievement to add to the list, the UK’s biggest non-food wholesaler has no plans to slow down, as Operations Director Tim Ball explains: “We first achieved ISO accreditation in 2017 and have successfully passed annual assessments to retain that status. This time, however, we underwent a more stringent and detailed audit which takes place every three years. Despite the pandemic, the process went very smoothly, and we passed with flying colours as expected.
“Accreditation assures people that Stax is committed to adhering to world-class trading standards and operating processes,” adds Tim. “This is especially beneficial when we are tendering for contracts in the public sector, such as the supply of PPE to local authorities, where ISO certification is a standard requirement. However, it also means thousands of independent retailers throughout the UK whom we support can rely on us to work to the highest standard.
“It’s extremely rewarding to see our efforts recognised in such a high-profile manner, but this is by no means the end of the story. We will continue working hard to ensure we maintain and further improve our quality standards.”
Stax is the UK’s number one non-food wholesaler and provides genuine trade-only support for independent retailers throughout the nation. Its offering spans an extensive selection of market sectors including gardening, hardware, building, decorating, electrical, plumbing, homeware, bathrooms and kitchens.
For more information, visit www.staxtradecentres.co.uk