Leading the Transformation of the Retail Landscape
At Nabco, we are driven by purpose: To elevate the retail industry in the UK by providing novel, high quality and future-ready solutions.
We ensure to always be one step ahead of emerging developments and trends in the retail landscape – across its many sectors – and deliver modern solutions that give our customers a competitive edge. Together with our partners Modern Expo, our team of exceptional professionals are not afraid to reimagine the future, delivering innovation, transformation and immense value to our clients at market leading velocity.
The retail industry in the UK consists of over 300,000 separate businesses worth over a collective £400 billion in annual sales. As new players enter, emerging players grow and established players innovate into untapped sectors, the industry as a whole is set to display steady upward growth. Here at Nabco, we are committed to serving customers of all sizes and offerings. By eliminating long lead time, we enable them to complete their projects within required parameters at record speed. In the near future, we will also be introducing a new range of products set to transform the retail landscape for the health, beauty, pharmacy, produce, bakery, pet care, DIY and FMCG sectors across the supply chain, from storage and warehousing to display and sale.
At Nabco, we are responding to the urgent issue of climate change by doing our part to achieve net zero carbon retail in the UK, transitioning to more sustainable processes and products that meet customers’ emerging needs. Our products are manufactured following eco conscious principles and can be easily recycled.
Nabco UK, a leader in retail shelving solutions and accessories, today announced its new management team following the retirement of founder and Managing Director, Nigel Bass. Having founded Nabco in 1989, Nigel along with his wife and Nabco Director Karen Bass have decided to retire after 32 years.
Nigel started Nabco with just one customer and no office space. He operated out of a spare bedroom and a single garage in his home. Nigel’s reputation within the industry together with Nabco’s offering of great products at competitive prices soon however brought more customers allowing the fledgling firm to move into its own office and warehouse space in St Albans.
For the past two years Nigel and Karen had stepped back from running Nabco. Commercial Director, Trishan Satyadheva has been managing the day to day running of the company along with Sales Director Ryan Willis. Effective as of 1st November 2021, Trishan has been named as the new Managing Director of Nabco.
Trishan Satyadheva has been with Nabco for 11 years and has overseen the rapid growth for the company in 2021. “This has been a historic year for Nabco as we are going through some very exciting changes” said Trishan. “We achieved our biggest revenue month in our history in July and then announced in August our industry changing partnership with Modern Expo as their official distributor in the UK and Ireland. Just last month we onboarded a record 27 new customers.
Alongside Trishan, the new Nabco management team includes Ryan Willis who will continue in his role of Sales Director. Ryan is responsible for spearheading sales strategies and budgets and developing and growing long-term relationships with clients. Juan-Pierre Adams becomes Finance Director. Juan-Pierre fondly known as JP will be responsible for driving financial strategy and planning, assessing future risks and managing all financial aspects of the business. Finally, Ruaan Adams becomes Operations Director. He will oversee all operations at Nabco, ensuring they are carried out at speed and cost-effectively. He is also responsible for improving operational management systems, processes, and best practices. These appointments also became effective as of 1st November 2021.
“After 32 years, I’m so proud of what we achieved as a team and couldn’t have written the Nabco story better” said Nigel Bass. “In handing over the reins, I retire with complete confidence that Nabco has a bright and successful future under the new management team led by my dear friend Trishan”.
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Why have Nabco partnered with Modern-Expo?
2021 has been a very difficult year for companies that rely on Chinese manufacturers and shipping. Many organisations that depended on stock from China has continue to experience extremely long lead times and increasing rates for shipping that has led to costs being passed on to their customers. At Nabco we knew very early on that this would not be sustainable, and we needed a European based manufacturing partner.
When we started looking for a new European manufacturing partner, finding a partner that had similar values and business practice as Nabco was very important. We wanted a partner that was customer focussed, flexible and offered a broader range of high-quality retail solutions that would allow for wider market opportunities and growth for our customers and partners. The modern retail landscape is changing. We realised that new and innovative shelving solutions and retail ecosystem products would be necessary for providing our symbol retailers and shopfitting partners opportunities to create modern retail environments and displays.
When I visited Modern Expo’s headquarters with our Commercial Director, Trishan Satyadheva, we were very impressed. Modern Expo are one of the largest global retail manufacturers supplying over 75 countries. They have a vision of what the modern retail ecosystem will be and provide products and solutions for this. This includes design concepts and product development, as well as manufacturing and turn-key projects.
In addition, they had world class manufacturing and logistics facilities. Their entire 112,000 sqm manufacturing facilities are completely based on LEAN production principles. This is backed with the highest quality management certifications ISO 9001, environmental management ISO 14001 and health and safety management ISO 45001. Modern Expo products are all tested for compliance with TUV Rheinland, Bureau Veritas, UL and NSF international certification agencies and national certification bodies.
With their friendly and accommodating team, the professionalism of their operation and their willingness to go the extra mile for us, we knew we had found our partner and Nabco partnered with Modern-Expo.
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Nabco Announces Partnership with Modern Expo
Nabco UK, a leader in retail shelving and accessories, today announced its new partnership with Modern Expo, one of the leading global manufacturers and suppliers of complete retail solutions. The partnership will see Nabco become Modern Expo’s official distributor in the UK and Ireland of its retail shelving, specialised instore display equipment and retail products.
Nabco will initially offer Modern Expo’s high quality SG50 Shelving system, a classic European system that is completely compatible with current 50mm pitch shelving systems. Over-time Nabco will offer a wider range of Modern Expo’s retail products and solutions.
“Modern Expo are one of the largest global retail manufacturers supplying over 75 countries. Our customers will benefit from this partnership by having access to an extensive product range through a fast, reliable 24–48-hour order turnaround,” said Ryan Willis, Sales Director at Nabco. “This gives our customers peace of mind and confidence with their shelving projects and installation timescales, while also benefitting from Nabco’s first-class customer service and support”.
Petro Pilipyuk, Owner of Modern Expo commented “We see Nabco as a perfect partner because of their strong reputation and market presence. It enables us to have high quality representation across the UK and Ireland providing retailers and trade shopfitters access to our wide range of retail products and solutions, starting with our SG50 Shelving system. Nabco also share the same core values and aspirations as Modern Expo regarding innovation and customer experience by creating a new atmosphere of trust and engagement inside the retail space”
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