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About Power Build

We provide the top independents in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods sector with a range of products and services that allows store owners to compete effectively with corporate chains without losing their unique identity.

We have now extended into the HARDWARE industry.

We are a company dedicated to the task of building BETTER BUSINESSES.

  • To stand alone in our quality
  • To be set apart in our excellence
  • To be superior in our service

Leveraging on the infrastructure of the established UMS and BBF grocery model, our business will enter the hardware industry, offering similar value to hardware members that has been created for the grocery division.

  • Group Buying
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Promotions
  • Branding
  • Finance – debtors and creditors
  • Centralised accounts
  • Operational support
  • IT
  • Training through the UMS Academy

Operations and Sales

Each region will house a business development manager (BDM) covering an area of 20 members. 

The BDM will report directly to the national office, but will have an indirect reporting line to the GM of each region in terms of day to day activities. A national centralised customer relations office team will be based at head office level and will solicit sales telephonically from the membership base, communicate deals, and place orders.

  • Extended sales force, effectively increasing sales into stores
  • Accurate & timely order processing & submission
  • Communication of critical information – Price increases, new product info etc. – to all our stores
  • Full assistance on query resolution

  • Full assistance on order placement & follow up
  • Dedicated Business Development Managers
  • Full assistance on query resolution
  • Strong personal contact and a commitment to excellent service

Experienced staff with the expertise to assist our members in:

 

  • Range extensions
  • Category planning
  • Hardware merchandising
  • Loss prevention
  • Layout

Merchandise and Buying

Trading terms will be negotiated by the central office, applicable to both the UMS & BBF payment models. It is expected that the UMS model may benefit from additional administration allowances to cover the cost of the infrastructure offering this service.

The national buying office will be located in Johannesburg and will be available to members for the negotiation of member specific deals, as well as regional and national promotions.

  • Contractors Counter
  • Wet Trade
  • Structural & Timber
  • Rainwater Goods
  • Fencing
  • Flat sheet
  • Joinery
  • Plumbing
  • Workshop
  • Power Tools, Building Tools & Accessories
  • Automotive
  • Nuts & Bolts Hardware
  • Brooms & Plastic ware
  • Electrical
  • Paints & Accessories
  • Security
  • Garden, Outdoor & Pool Maintenance
  • Home Décor, Wall &Floor, Tiles & Accessories
  • Kitchen & Domestic Furniture

  • National
  • Regional, and
  • Store Specific Deals
  • Weekly Jabs
  • Electronic communication platform for price increases, new suppliers & products, industry trends, news & alerts.
  • Supplier competitions & incentives

Marketing and Promotions

The Power Build brand has been designed and registered. Our branding strategy remains in line with that of the UMS brand strategy:

The members developed brand that has strength in his community is co-branded with our Power Build brand uniting to form a brand that has the best of both worlds – the formalised look and feel of Power Build together with the advantage of the members brand strength.

Customers will identify the group brand stores with the dynamic branding option available in our CI Manual.

  • Platform to launch new products
  • Solus promotions & Category promotions – both sell-in & sell-through initiatives
  • 4 Annual theme promotions
  • Brand marketing & in-store branding opportunities

  • Access to media support in each area
  • Pamphlet design & printing at competitive costs
  • Individual store marketing campaigns
  • Consumer promotions and competitions
  • Signage & identification
  • Staff uniforms
  • Point of sale material

Finance

The flexibility of centralised accounts and decentralised accounts will be offered to our hardware partners (both suppliers and members).

The needs of each member and supplier will be assessed to determine which method of payment would better suit their businesses. UMS utilise a custom developed SAP system within its accounts department which has benefits to both members and suppliers and creates efficiency for those partners that have sophisticated compatible hardware

  • Members will be afforded a UMS credit facility as determined appropriate by the Credit committee. In order for members to qualify for credit, they will need to submit an application for credit and provide all supporting documentation. Guarantees will be a requirement in order to receive credit and will only be waived by the UMS CEO by exception.

Our finance team is responsible for ensuring that we run a hassle-free and professional service, allowing both members and suppliers the opportunity to focus on their core business.

  • Risk-free credit
  • Dedicated debtor’s administrator for all your account queries
  • Consolidated purchases into a single statement, single recon, single repayment

  • Centralised accounts
  • Single contact person for all supplier account management
  • Efficient management of claims

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Contact Us

Head Office

105 Northern Parkway, Cnr Handel Rd Ormonde,
Johannesburg 2091