PCL has made a positive step during the COVID-19 pandemic by appointing a new national sales manager in the form of Alan Findlow.
Findlow Becomes a Part of PCL Family
With extensive experience of working with ends users and distributors both at home and abroad, Alan will use his knowledge and expertise to help companies whose operations have been affected, formulating short term solutions whilst looking ahead to strategies for recovery.
Alan has moved into the pneumatics market from a role within environmental waste management. Prior to that he worked within business supplies and workwear, where a range of remits included the development of global distribution. He therefore brings substantial sales and business acumen to PCL, where he will focus on the UK market for tyre inflation and compressed air equipment.
Alan was attracted to PCL due to the company’s impressive industry performance and “Made in Sheffield” products. “To work for a world leader that still has a UK production facility is a strong message to be able to take out to market,” he explained. “There is always going to be a demand for these products.
“For me the role of National Sales Manager is about moving from a transactional relationship to value added partnerships, where we can assist in driving sales forward by using our knowledge and expertise as well as our products.”
An unexpected duty is to help companies impacted by the Coronavirus. Production at PCL initially ceased following Government instructions, however more recent announcements mean operations are about to recommence as PCL supplies to the essential workforce, including the emergency services.
Alan said: “Working with government representatives, we have implemented policies and processes to ensure some production and logistical activities may continue as safely as possible, which will enable us to provide ongoing support to our customers and their end users. If we can add value in the current situation whilst protecting the welfare of our team then we will do so.”