There is no denying that Draper Tools is one of the biggest tool companies in the UK, but it is, by no means, a company that sits back on its laurels. Proof of this is our bold step to open a huge new, modern 15,000 square foot Visitor Centre, located across the road from our headquarters in Chandler’s Ford.
Nigel Whatley, our Senior Sales Manager, who is in the process of encouraging trade stockist customers to bring their own customers along to the Centre, had the brunt of the organisational and physical work in getting the Centre up and running. It now has 97% of all the Draper Catalogue products on display, thematically grouped in coherent categories so that potential and existing stockists can focus on their own specific areas of interest relevant to their trades. Easy accessibility to products, allowing enough space and clear corridors for stockists to try products for themselves there and then. Additional areas within the Visitor Centre include purpose built bays set up for “hands-on” experience of the ever increasing automotive tool range on real cars, along with a demonstration area where products can be put to the test by existing and potential stockists.
Tool Business + Hire recently visited the centre and said “If any further confirmation was needed that the Draper Tool Company is a dynamic and forward thinking company these developments provide a lot of evidence for the case.
The new Draper Visitor Centre has a clear focus and is fully equipped to be a hands-on interface between Draper and all of its customers. From our experience of it we would encourage retailers and other potential Draper customers to arrange a visit. It is bound to be an interesting and enlightening experience.”
Click on the image below to read about the impression our Visitor Centre made on our guests from Tool Business + Hire.