The story of SWA is quite remarkable.
There were a couple of ways SWA could have celebrated reaching their 30th anniversary year. They could have produced a special brochure patting themselves on their collective backs while blowing their own trumpet (not easy to do). Or they could have printed a 300 page special issue brochure charting their history.
Instead, they’re focusing on the products and people who have shared this history with them, and without whom they’d have never made it to 3 years, let alone 30.
Established in 1988 by Brian Hands and Garry Ray, Gloucestershire based SWA is a renowned distributor to the electrical & construction industry – supplying stockists with an impressive range of tools, fixings and electrical connections, including tool hire and repair.
Garry Ray explains. ‘Our motto in those days was to give customers top quality, top service and best prices, three values that we have kept throughout the past 30 years’.
Today SWA employs over 60 people, many of whom have been with the company since its inception providing unparalleled knowledge and experience. Handling over 8,000 product lines from its 50,000+ sq. ft. warehouse, bringing value for money products to its 4,000+ customers.
Brian Hands says: ‘We strongly believe in teamwork which is the key to our continued success and we want to thank our staff for joining us on this exciting journey, and the best is yet to come’
With over 100 years of combined experience, SWA products are of superior quality, with accredited systems to BS EN ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, SWA will be supporting four charities - Cancer Research UK, Help for Heroes, Meningitis Research Foundation & Alzheimer’s Society with fund-raising events throughout the year.