2019 has been a significant year in the lifetime of Rowland Tools, with Mathew Hydleman acquiring the business from previous owner Mike Thornborrow, with effect from January of this year.
Thornborrow retired from Rowland Tools in May 2019 after many years in the trade and following an introduction to the new owners.
New owner Mathew Hydleman was the MD of Gedore UK for 22 years. During this time the Bessey brand had substantially grown in the UK which as a separate brand was also always sold through Gedore UK. To move forward and develop further it required a greater focus and more specialised distribution, the firm said.
Effective 2 January 2019, Rowland Tools became the UK Distributor for Bessey Clamps, together with the recent addition of the premium range of FAMAG Wood Boring Tools and the existing premium range of the Bondhus Hex Keys and Tools made in USA.
Rowland Tools now operates from a new modern warehouse facility in Baildon, West Yorkshire. The sales team is complemented by Sales Director Mike Clegg (covering SE England) who also worked for Gedore UK for 19 years and Ben Clare in the North of England and Ireland who also has a number of years’ experience.
Rowland Tools offers distributors premium brands which are manufactured by specialist factories. The firm said its product ranges offer distributors high quality focused products for professional users and an exceptional profit margin opportunity: “Rowland can make ordering easy for dealers with a new fully accessible B2B online ordering facility with a live stock feed for all ranges.”
Rowland Tools said it will continue to expand in the coming years, offering premium brands with competitive prices and full support to distributors.