ASAP Supplies based in Beccles Suffolk, celebrates a significant milestone of 30 years in the marine industry on 1st April 2019.
The company started in April 1989 with a garage and a delivery van. Co-founders Mark Reynolds and Peter Edwards began supplying marine equipment and spares to local fishermen, businesses, boat yards and leisure boaters.
They worked tremendously hard and with their unique drive and enthusiasm the company steadily grew allowing them to acquire a warehouse, supplying local and national customers with all their boating needs.
In June 2017, ASAP Supplies was acquired by Arleigh International which strengthened ASAP allowing it to further develop and grow.
They now employ over 40 staff and are achieving record sales with the head office staying locally in Beccles and the South coast branch based in Fareham.
The company have taken great pride in their technical knowledge and placed customers at the heart of their business strategy. In recognition of this, on 6th March ASAP Supplies won the ‘Customer Focus Award’ for excellent customer service at the 2019 UK Customer Satisfaction Awards Ceremony.
Cheryll Gill, General Manager at ASAP Supplies comments: ‘The company has grown rapidly, thanks to the hard-working dedicated team we have and the unrivalled service we provide to our customers. We are looking forward to another successful year ahead.’
During their ‘Pearl’ year in the industry, ASAP plans to further expand on its product range of quality marine parts and spares. They will continue to maintain and build new relationships with boat owners, boat builders and engineers and invest in its award-winning website.
ASAP Supplies will be exhibiting nationally at British Marine Expo, Seawork International, Skipper Aberdeen and the Southampton Boat Show.