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“A simple, honest and quality service that you can rely on” have been the values of Toolfix since it was first set up by Sydney Burt and his son David in the front room of David’s house in Peterborough in 1987.
The growth of the company has been on an upward trajectory ever since its inception, moving out of David’s front room to its first shop in their first year. The company quickly expanded, moving to larger premises 3 times with a small fleet of vans serving a local 30 mile radius, before moving to its current 10,000sq ft location in Newark Road, Peterborough in 2002.
35 Years of Toolfix
The success of the company has been built on the foundations of hard work, providing expert advice and supplying customers as quickly as possible at the fairest prices.
The company is truly a family business with 3rd generation Anthony the current MD along with his brother and Director Nigel. They have more recently been joined by the 4th Generation of Burt family members with Carson and Conrad looking after sales and their sister Louella who is responsible for the company accounts.
While other members of the family have worked at Toolfix over the years, the growth of the company could not have been achieved without other members of staff and their contribution has helped Toolfix become what it is today.
There have been many changes since the company’s humble beginnings, the most significant of which was when Toolfix chose to serve customers further afield to become a truly national company and the decision to focus solely on the joinery industry.
This decision was made in part based on the wealth of experience the company had gained serving local joinery companies and it also allowed Toolfix to maximise and focus its resources, while stocking a wider range of products used specifically by the joinery industry, including door and window hardware, weather seals, cabinet and gate hardware and workshop consumables.
Today Toolfix serves joinery companies across the UK, many of which have been working with Toolfix for a number of years. One such company is Allan Brothers, one of the UK’s longest established joinery specialists.
“We like working with Toolfix as they are very reliable and prompt and they are always willing to source items that we need as a business. We find their prices very competitive, their staff are very polite and cheerful and nothing is too much trouble”