20:20 adds eight new accesory partners


20:20 Mobile announces partnerships with QDOS,  Agent 18, JVC, iLuv and Ho Medics (House of Marley), Apptoyz, ReTrak and Bullguard anti-virus software

Crewe-based distributor 20:20 Mobile has signed deals with eight new accessories partners as it looks to expand its supply base and product portfolio.

The decision to look for new partners came after what 20:20 Mobile described as an “extensive, market-driven” review of this part of its operations.

New product ranges taken on include phone cover manufacturers QDOS and Agent 18, music and charging accessories manufacturers JVC, iLuv and Ho Medics (House of Marley), app-controlled toy manufacturer Apptoyz, retractable cable manufacturer ReTrak and Bullguard anti-virus software.

20:20 Mobile purchasing and marketing director Andrew Peat said: “It’s important that we keep our range fresh and look for new design and product innovations from all of our suppliers, as well as filling any gaps and strengthening our offer with new sign-ups.

“We listen carefully to feedback on our range and analyse the market through our best-in-class insight programme to ensure that we are offering a comprehensive and compelling product mix that also delivers competitive margins to our customer base.”

“Best in class” award

As well as the stocking of new brands, 20:20 Mobile has also been awarded the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) award for best logistics practice.

The firm beat a number of large corporate companies, such as Coca-Cola and DFDS, to take the award, which was presented at an event held at the Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square, London, this month.

20:20 Mobile was the only winner from the mobile space, and its managing director James Browning (pictured) described the “benchmark” award as testament to the distributor’s ability.

He said: “We are delighted to have further evidence of the best-in-class service 20:20 Mobile is able to offer not just in the mobile sector, but throughout the logistics space.

“We have taken on far larger logistics companies and have  beaten them due to the hard work of a very strong team.

“This award can give a great deal of confidence to our customer and supplier base that they can rely on us to offer a greater level of operational efficiencies than the competition.”