RapidClean NZ has welcomed its newest member, Bay Direct Distributors.
Under the ownership of Dale and Sarah McGregor for the past 12 months, Bay Direct Distributors has been in operation for more than 26 years, supplying cleaning and hygiene products across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions.
Craig Newton, national manager of RapidClean NZ, said Bay Direct Distributors is a well-established business in the Bay area and a “great addition to the RapidClean NZ family”.
McGregor said joining the Rapid Group will provide significant benefit to Bay Direct Distributors as well as greater networking opportunities.
“I could see that joining the Rapid Group and being part of a larger network of professionals, was going to be of significant benefit to the business,” McGregor told INCLEAN NZ.
“The immediate focus for us this year is to continue to provide our customers with our quality service that they have come to expect from Bay Direct Distributors for the past 26 years and continue to grow the customer base.
“We need to make sure we don’t rest on our laurels, and that we embrace any new opportunities. The Tauranga region is growing so much at the moment… and we have the opportunity to tap into that growth, which is exciting.”
The focus for Bay Direct Distributors is also on extending its range of sustainable products and increasing its online presence.
“There’s a general trend away from the use of single-use plastics and more towards more sustainable products. We’re already making moves away from single-use plastics and selling quite a lot of plant-based products, such as our compostable cup.”
Since first entering the New Zealand market in 2017, RapidClean NZ has steadily grown its member network. The co-operative added three new members in 2019, taking its total number to 12.
The Rapid Group also added new suppliers across both Australia and New Zealand in 2019, including Whiteley New Zealand.
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