Sil-Mid to debut new vending MRO innovation

Posted on 30 May 2017 by Jonny Williamson

Specialist distributor of aerospace-grade production consumables, Sil-Mid is set to unveil its latest innovation at one of the world’s largest MRO procurement expos next month.

MRO - Sil-Mid will be exhibiting at AP&M Europe this week: 31 May – 1 June (Stand B38).
Sil-Mid will be exhibiting at AP&M Europe this week: 31 May – 1 June (Stand B38).

Sil-Mid will showcase a multi-purpose vending machine that aims to offer airlines and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) specialists greater control over access to critical consumables such as silicones, sealants, adhesives, lubricants and cleaning agents.

The vendor managed MRO system reportedly delivers improved productivity, secure stock materials, better organisation and reduced product wastage, according to the West Midlands-based firm.

It’s development reportedly follows a significant uplift in demand from aerospace customers looking to take advantage of contract services for tailored stock management.

Sil-Mid’s Michelle Hoey explained: “You can see why this is a growing trend as it basically saves time, saves resource, saves waste and saves cost. Contract services can work for single-site customers and large corporate multi-site organisations, who require an extensive range of products in a variety of quantities.”

Established in 1980, Sil-Mid has grown into one of the UK’s leading distributors of aerospace-grade production consumables.

The company operates from a 30,000 sq ft facility in Coleshill and invests more than £500,000 ever year on digital advancements, including new stock management technology, a paperless warehouse and an e-commerce website.

It currently offers products from than 400 vendors, including strategic distribution agreements with 3M, Arrow Solutions, Loctite, PPG and Rocol.

Michelle concluded: “Aerospace has always been a core market for our business and we’ve seen significant growth in sales in this area over the last 12 months.

“This is something we are looking to build on, while also exploring new opportunities arising in defence, a sector that benefits hugely from our speed and flexibility of supply.”

Sil-Mid will be exhibiting at AP&M Europe this week: 31 May – 1 June (Stand B38).

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