Fixings Warehouse – A 25 Year Bolt from

Fixings Warehouse – A 25 Year Bolt from

Posted in About Our Products by Robin Smith on August 22nd 2017
The name Fixings Warehouse has become a familiar sight in the East Kent Area. With 3 Retail Outlets and 3 vans, all regaled in the company Blue, the business has certainly grown from its humble beginnings.

Fixings Warehouse began in September 1992 at a small industrial unit at Pivington Mill in Pluckley, Kent. Dealing mainly in screws, nails and nuts and bolts, the need for quality products at competitive prices was welcomed by local tradesmen and the business began to grow. By 1998 it was evident that expansion was necessary to cope with the demand. This expansion saw us open a 2nd store open in Ashford at the newly opened New Ashford Market.

This decision was vindicated by the continued growth of the company and it became clear that the Pluckley base was now too small. Owner Matthew Clarke had a keen desire to stay within the local area so the search began for a new base for the business.

In 2000, after 8 years in Pluckley, the Company was moved to new premises at the top of Charing Hill. This site offered a vastly greater retail space and an expanded warehouse area. This gave us the opportunity to expand our range of products to cover more aspects of building and DIY. Selecta House in Charing remains the base and main store for Fixings Warehouse.

The business plan worked very well and in 2003 a third retail outlet was opened in the Maidstone Town Centre. Since then the business has continued to grow, based on a wide range of products, quality brands, competitive prices and well trained, mature staff. Recent years have also seen the development of the company website offering the same products and service as our stores. Not only can we offer delivery to local companies via our own delivery vehicles, we can deliver country wide through online ordering. This continuing development has also seen both the Ashford and Maidstone stores moving to larger premises in the last 5 years.

We now approach our 25th Year and competing with the ‘big boys’ has been a challenge that we have risen too and will continue to do so. Developing  from a 1 man operation in 1992 to a 3 branch business employing 15 members of staff in 2017 we can truly say that over the last 25 years Fixings Warehouse has offered a great deal more than fixings.”

To celebrate this fantastic achievement Fixings Warehouse in Charing are holding 2 Free Event Days on the 15th and 16th of September. These days, celebrating our 25 years, will be full of special offers and discounted prices, plus our top suppliers will be present with the likes of Dewalt, TIMco, Snickers and CT1 offering  hands on demonstrations and the chance to get to grips with the latest products. There will also be a prize draw and refreshments available.  We would love to see all our customers during this landmark event so please come and help us celebrate 25 Years of a successful local business.


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