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The MS Distribution 2018 Year in Review!

Craig Cowley
21st December 2018

It’s been quite a year!

Firstly (and most importantly!), we would like to say a huge thank you to our customers, suppliers, colleagues and friends whose incredible support over the past year has helped us grow from strength to strength. We very much look forward to continuing our relationship with you all in the New Year!

Now, with the year drawing to a close, we thought we would take a look back at what we’ve been up to over the past twelve months.

We Moved into Our New Home

Before we were moved in and settled, our new offices were purpose built in Thorpe Mead, Banbury. With bright and airy open-plan spaces to improve communication and collaboration, and much better meeting and conferencing facilities, its safe to say everyone here is thrilled with our new home.

The MS Distribution Team outside their new Thorpe Mead Office
The MS Distribution Team outside their new Thorpe Mead Office.

The new building also allowed us to increase our warehouse space and capabilities. A much larger working area and improved storage facilities mean our wonderful Warehouse Team now have the space and tools they need to prepare any sized order quickly and efficiently. Being much closer to our primary courier, Heart of England Distribution Services, (we’re now just across the road!) has also allowed us to extend our next-day cut-off time from 3 pm to 4 pm, a big bonus for busy businesses!

We Launched a New Website

After lots of hard work from the entire team here, we launched a new website, rebuilt from the ground up. With the new website, we introduced a new mobile-friendly UI, much more product information, and advanced user account management. Most importantly perhaps, is a modern framework that allows for ongoing improvements and updates, like this blog which we launched last month!

The old MS Distribution website (left) compared the new and improved site (right).
The old MS Distribution website (left) compared the new and improved site (right).

We have lots planned for the website in the New Year to make it even easier to find the right products for you, to find help and support for setting up and managing your devices, and to keep up to date with all the latest industry and product news.

We Introduced Loads of New Products

Since the beginning of the year we have introduced nearly 350 new product lines! These include new and innovative products from existing manufacturers such as Ubiquiti, MikroTik, Mimosa and RF Elements. We also announced our distribution agreement with Teltonika back in March. The Teletonika 4G LTE routers represent an exciting addition to our offering and furthers our commitment to enabling the best connectivity solutions wherever they might be needed.

Here are some of our favourite new products from the last year:

Teltonika RUT955 Dual SIM LTE Router with WiFi and GPS

Teltonika RUT955 Dual SIM LTE Router with WiFi and GPS

This is the Teltonika RUT955 Kit which includes GPS, LTE and WiFi Antennas Teltonika RUT955 - I/O Connectivity, performance and failover Teltonika's RUT955 is highly reliable…

MikroTik LHG-60 Wireless Wire Dish 60GHz PtP Link

MikroTik LHG-60 Wireless Wire Dish 60GHz PtP Link

Affordable 60GHz Backhaul MikroTik's Wireless Wire Dish (RBLHGG-60adkit) brings simple 60GHz connectivity to the high performance backhaul market. Offering fibre-like…

Ubiquiti UniFi Cloud Key Controller Gen2 Plus with HDD

Ubiquiti UniFi Cloud Key Controller Gen2 Plus with HDD

Ubiquiti's Cloud Key Gen2 Plus is a multi-application management device for UniFi networking and UniFi video devices. Designed for easy deployment, the Bluetooth…

Mimosa C5x 5GHz Modular Radio

Mimosa C5x 5GHz Modular Radio

Building on the success of their C5c backhaul / client radio, Mimosa's C5x device provides a modular solution to PtP and PtMP deployments. The C5x is a 5GHz device with 8dBi native…

RF elements HG3-CC-S90 90° Gen2 Carrier Class Symmetrical Horn Antenna

RF elements HG3-CC-S90 90° Gen2 Carrier Class Symmetrical Horn Antenna

RF elements' Symmetrical Horn Carrier Class Gen2 is a scalar horn with the same size of main beam in horizontal and vertical planes, equipped with N-female connectors. It is…

We Made some Big Changes to our Sales Team

Our new Head of Sales, Carl McGregor, has made some significant changes to how our Sales Team is structured and organised. This has included promoting Mike Brown and Lucie Marin to the position of Business Development and recruiting Tom Dearsley to join Mike Rowland as Internal Sales Executives. Justin Searle heads up the team as Sales Manager, and Janni helps keep everything running smoothly as Sales Administrator. We have ambitious plans for our new Sales Team so keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages for openings in the future!

Rear: Carl McGregor, Mike Rowland, Mike Brown, Justin Searle, Tom Dearsley. Front: Janni Barrett, Lucie Marin.
Rear: Carl McGregor, Mike Rowland, Mike Brown, Justin Searle, Tom Dearsley.
Front: Janni Barrett, Lucie Marin.

These changes will allow for a more personal, proactive and flexible approach to our sales operation, enabling our team to deliver on each of our individual customer’s demands and desires.

There’s Much More to Come!

2019 is shaping up to be just as exciting and full of positive change as 2018 has been! We’re looking forward to continuing to build and develop our relationships with all our customers over the next year and continuing towards our goal of setting the gold standard of customer service and performance as a wired and wireless network hardware distributor.

Don’t forget, today is your last chance to order for delivery this year! You can find full details of our Christmas opening times and delivery dates over in this blog post.

Again, thank you to everybody that has contributed to our journey over the past year! We hope you all have a Very Happy Holiday Season and a Prosperous New Year!