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Sunproof open new trade showroom

Cash and carry at Ilton HQ

Sunproof have opened a new trade showroom at their Ilton HQ in the heart of Somerset. The new showroom displays the entire product range offered by Sunproof.

Managing Director Jouko Nykanen was inspired by the traditional trade cash and carry concept: “In my first business in the 1990’s as a supplier to the UK rag trade, trade cash and carry was king. London’s Fitzrovia, Fonthill Road and Commercial Road had them and there were some very big operations in Manchester’s Cheetham Hill and Bury New Road.

Trade customers could drop by whenever they wanted to and see new products as well as top up on orders for their retail outlets.

“ With Sunproof’s location just 6 minutes off the A303 and 12 minutes off the M5 at Taunton, every retailer in the southwest has easy access to the showroom and it made sense to open.

“We expect the rainwear, Cozyosko footmuffs and new Nokian footwear range to be busy through the coming winter season and then of course our traditional sun protection product range will get very busy from February onwards. Any of our trade customers are welcome to drop in for a coffee and select from a large range of sun protection products – beach tents, UV swimwear, sunscreen, sunglasses, UV buggy shades and sun hats” Jouko adds: 
“with our UK distribution of Crocs accessories including the Jibbitz shoe charms, we service a very large number of footwear retailers so that is another service we offer here – any Crocs footwear retailer can shop and collect their Jibbitz shoe charms and see the new models for the season ahead.”

Sunproof have their stock in their own warehouse at the same address so retailers can simply load and go.

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