Supplier Spotlight: LDL
by Olga Alexandru
Supplier Spotlight: LDL
Our friends at LDL were kind enough to take time out of their busy schedule to answer some questions about their business. They provide us with our drawer runners and cutlery trays and they’re a great company to work with.
Who are you and what do you do?
LDL Components is a leading distributor of high quality furniture fittings and accessories primarily to the trade.
What is the best part of the job for you?
We are people who are passionate about our business and the Brands we sell. The best part of the job for me is being able to help a customer solve a problem, be it a fitting issue or working their way through the numerous hinge options available.
How long has the company been around for?
Established in 2003, LDL has served kitchen and bedroom manufacturers and retailers throughout the UK for the past 14 years.
What is your favourite product and why?
With well-known brands such as BLUM drawer and hinge components, PEKA Swiss storage solutions, WESCO waste bins and Furnipart Danish handles, it is difficult to pick just one. All our products are designed for life, carefully considered and engineered to last.
What’s special about your company?
We pride ourselves on a personal approach and great customer service. We are customer obsessed, driven to understand our customers and to service their business needs.
What does sustainability mean to you?
In terms of ethics we feel an honest and direct approach is key when communicating with stakeholders, especially if there are any issues or if there has to be price increase for a product. In regards to the environment, especially in the warehouse, we focus on reducing waste as much as possible and instead of throwing away returns, we have an outlet store for certain products.
What would be your #MeatFreeMonday recipe?
Pasta with aubergine & tomato sauce. Wholewheat pasta topped with onions, garlic, aubergines, cheese and a simple tomato sauce.
What are the trends coming up in your field?
Space saving is key. Focus has shifted to utilise the space that is available, in a world where a lack of space is becoming common place, properly utilising the space we do have and making effective use of every given area within the kitchen and the home, is a key factor in designing new kitchens and for the future of the industry. We have seen an increase in sales of pull outs and components related with integrated appliances.