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  • Unicrimp News

    Why you should be Q-ueuing up for Unicrimp

    Q1. Tell us more about the Unicrimp brand and Scolmore’s reasons for adding the company to the Scolmore Group. … Read full story

    Down to earth solution from Unicrimp

    Unicrimp’s latest new product development activity sees the company enter a brand new product category with the launch of a range of earthing rods and component products. … Read full story

    Scolmore Group becomes SFHA Commercial Associate

    Scolmore Group is pleased to announce that it been successful in its application to become a Commercial Associate of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA). … Read full story

    New faces at Unicrimp

    Leading cable accessory products supplier, Unicrimp – part of the Scolmore Group of companies - has made two new appointments to its sales team. … Read full story

    Unicrimp Hires New Sales Manager

    Unicrimp, the latest new business to emerge from the successful Scolmore Group of companies, has announced the appointment of Mike Jackson to the position of National Sales Manager. … Read full story

    Scolmore Group Launches Unicrimp

    Unicrimp is the latest new business to emerge from the successful Scolmore Group of companies. Its formation brings to the electrical contracting industry a comprehensive range of cable accessory… Read full story

  • Scolmore News

    Scolmore Group becomes SFHA Commercial Associate

    Scolmore Group is pleased to announce that it been successful in its application to become a Commercial Associate of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA). … Read full story

    New business acquisition for Scolmore Group

    Leading wiring accessories, lighting and security products manufacturer, Scolmore Group, continues to expand and develop the business and is pleased to announce the acquisition of Sangamo, the… Read full story

    Scolmore Group Company, Unicrimp, to debut at ELEX

    Attracting electrical contractors from across the UK, the ELEX shows are the ideal platform to showcase the latest products and technologies that are shaping the future of the electrical industry.… Read full story

    Scolmore Group invests in brand new showroom and studio facility

    The recent expansion and total redesign of the Scolmore Visitor Centre has created a state of the art showroom and conference centre, which is now double the size and provides an ideal backdrop to… Read full story

    Round two beckons in the apprentice of the year competition

    Stage one of the 2018 NICEIC and ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition, sponsored by Scolmore, is now officially closed and we are delighted to announce there has been a staggering 60%… Read full story

    Tony’s Little Helpers Christmas Competition

    The Scolmore Group launched their Christmas campaign on Thursday 24th November. The social media based competition encourages wholesalers and contractors to print off the Tony Cable inspired elves and… Read full story

    Scolmore expands marketing team

    Scolmore Group has announced two new appointments to the marketing team, as the company invests in high calibre candidates to strengthen its market-leading position within the electrical industry. … Read full story

    Scolmore Group Highly Commended Best Manufacturer

    Pictured left to right: Kevin Beech, Scolmore national sales manager, Steph McGovern, BBC Business Presenter, Majella McCabe, Scolmore communications manager … Read full story

    Scolmore Group Company, Unicrimp, voted IBA Best New Supplier

    Scolmore Group’s on-going commitment to deliver a first class service to its customers continues to pay dividends, with two more accolades added to the company’s growing list of industry… Read full story

    NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year 2018

    Industry-leading competition sponsored by Scolmore is now open for entries. … Read full story

    Industry legend joins forces with Scolmore

    With a career spanning an impressive 60 years, electrical industry legend, Tony Cable, has amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge during his rise from apprentice at the age of 15, to his most… Read full story

    Partnership Award for Scolmore from Leicester College

    Scolmore Group is delighted to have received recognition for its collaborative work with Leicester College. At the College’s annual ‘Awards to Industry’ event, Scolmore Group was… Read full story

    ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR 2017 WINNER ANNOUNCED

    George Maynard from Leicester has been crowned the winner of the 2017 NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year competition, sponsored by Scolmore Group. … Read full story

    Scolmore joins the sponsor line-up at the Electrical Wholesaler Awards

    The Electrical Wholesaler Awards will take place at Madame Tussauds, London on Thursday 18th May 2017. Organised by Datateam, the publisher of Electrical Wholesaler magazine, the event is designed to… Read full story

    Scolmore achieves ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation

    Scolmore Group is delighted to announce that it has been successful in upgrading its ISO 9001 certification to the new International Quality Standard ISO 9001:2015.  With only 15% of UK companies… Read full story

    Scolmore sponsors the second Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition

    Following the huge success of the inaugural event last year, which attracted more than 400 entrants from across the UK, Scolmore Group is delighted to announce its continued sponsorship of the NICEIC… Read full story

    Free access to calculator feature with new Scolmore App

    The innovative new mobile App from leading wiring accessories and lighting manufacturer, Scolmore Group, is packed full of features and calculators to make life easier for electricians on the job. … Read full story

    International Award for Scolmore Sales Manager

    Scolmore Group’s Sales Manager (Middle East), Tim Piggott, has been presented with the Best Technical Speaker of the Day Award at the Integrated Institute of Electrical Engineers (IIEE) 4th… Read full story

    Apprentice of the Year contest reaches final stage

    More than 300 started out but the quest to be crowned NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year is now down to the final eight. … Read full story

    Refreshed website for Unicrimp

    Leading cable accessory products supplier, Unicrimp – part of the Scolmore Group of companies - has re-designed its website at www.unicrimp.com to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience… Read full story

    New National Sales Manager for Unicrimp

    Unicrimp, the latest new business to emerge from the successful Scolmore Group of companies, has announced the appointment of Mike Jackson to the position of National Sales Manager. Unicrimp brings to… Read full story

    The DIY SOS Big Build

    14-year-old Jack Morris was born with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy called central core myopothy, and in his short life he has had 19 operations to try to correct the symptoms of this disorder,… Read full story

Why you should be Q-ueuing up for Unicrimp

Q1. Tell us more about the Unicrimp brand and Scolmore’s reasons for adding the company to the Scolmore Group.

Unicrimp was launched by Scolmore Group in 2014, with the aim of bringing to the electrical wholesale industry a comprehensive range of cable accessory products that would complement Scolmore’s successful wiring accessories and lighting portfolios. The range is marketed under the Q-Crimp brand name and is available exclusively through the electrical wholesaler trade. The product offering comprises an extensive range of cable management consumables, including stainless steel cable ties, nylon cable ties, crimp terminals, PVC tape, copper tube terminals, cable clips, and brass and nylon glands.

Q2. Although you’re now in your role as National Sales Manager for Unicrimp, you were formally an electrician. What were your key considerations when selecting an accessories brand when you were on the tools and how will you use your front line trade experience to shape the Unicrimp offering?

I started out as an electrician more than 25 years ago and have seen a lot of changes in the industry in all that time. However, just as important as it’s always been is the need to have confidence in the products you are working with and that means going with a brand of accessories that you can trust. Time spent replacing a faulty or unreliable product is time wasted that could be spent on another job. Installers are increasingly looking for products that offer them flexibility and will help them get a job done quickly and relatively easily, and they will be looking to manufacturers who can offer products that do just that. Quality and reliability and knowing that products have been tested and certified where necessary are all important factors. The reassurance that there is good technical support will also play a part in purchasing decisions.

Q3. Tell us more about some of the key products and groups within the Unicrimp offering. Which have proved most popular at this early stage?  

The Q-Crimp range of cable accessory products provides everything required to harness cable between the consumer unit and the end accessory. Most electricians will carry all of these products in their tool bag, so in that sense they are all key products. Our cable clips account for the biggest part of the business and our customers are constantly telling us that they are the best performing cable clips on the market – due to their versatility. The self-grip design aids installation and they have long, thick steel nails for good pull out value.

Brass Cable Glands probably account for the next biggest category and we also have great success with our insulation tape range. It may sound obvious but this is because our tape actually sticks, whereas some competitor products don’t - and this is a real issue for electricians.

Q4. What quality checking processes do you have in place?

All Unicrimp products are manufactured in accordance with Scolmore Group’s defined set of criteria and meet the requirements for the market for which they are intended. We achieve this in several ways by utilising recognised third party test houses to carry out compliance testing and performing regular routine maintenance/inspection of the products and manufacturing facilities.

All products are batch coded for improved traceability and should any issues arise, we have the advantage and reassurance of the back-up of the Scolmore Group technical department.

Q5. Why, in your opinion, is it important for wholesalers and electricians to purchase electrical accessories from one supplier/source?

By dealing with just one supplier to purchase their electrical accessories, wholesalers and electricians are able to tap into a whole range of other services that come with brand loyalty. As a group we will look, where possible, to reward the customers we have built good relationships with, by adding value where we can. They can benefit from considerable knowledge and expertise that we have built up over many years of successful trading and collaborative partnerships. They can access a dedicated technical support team and customer service department, trained to provide the right level of support whatever the issue. They can also take advantage of a range of marketing tools via the Marketing Hub on the Unicrimp website, where they can access and download product information, images and video tutorials, as well as access technical information.

Q6. What are we likely to see from Unicrimp in the future and what can electricians do to find out more about the brand and its offering?

We are continually assessing the market for opportunities and reviewing our own product ranges to see if any improvements can be made. We are currently working on a new product development programme which will see a whole new category added to the Unicrimp product offer. Watch this space.

We have been very proactive from a marketing point of view since our inception and if they haven’t already done so, electricians should be following us on the various social media platforms and looking out for us at the ELEX shows which we have signed up for this year. This is a great opportunity for them to see the latest products and developments and to have an informative chat with some of the team members.

Upcoming Events

19 Sep

ELEX Coventry

19th & 20th September 2019

07 Nov

ELEX Sandown

7th & 8th November 2019