AI Industrial based in Normanton are one of our most successful distributors in the North of England. A family owned and run business which, from humble beginnings, has expanded and continue to grow over the past 10+ years. Mark and wife Jo are the team which make AI Industrial a success.
With his background in engineering Mark began selling a range of bearings, belts and associated products to local companies from a van. Jo was working full time and helping Mark with the admin and accounts in the evenings.
As business began to grow it became impractical to continue with van sales alone, so a small unit was acquired to accommodate them. Following maternity leave Jo started working in the business proper on a part time basis 9 years ago, moving to full time around 7 years ago. As well as the unit, AI also have two dedicated websites and have increased their turnover further via the internet.
AI’s relationship with Beta started following a request from one of their regular customers. They had taken delivery of a new machine which had been supplied with a Beta tool kit. The company wanted to purchase additional tools and having found no distributor in the area, they approached Mark to ask if he could source the products. That chance request resulted in a working relationship which has lasted over 10 years and continues to this day. The Beta range available at AI Industrial continues to grow and the addition of Beta’s Robur range this year ensures that AI remain one of Beta’s most significant stockists in the North of England.
With its continued success, the business outgrew the premises and moved to their current location around 4 years ago. Mark and Jo have over 20 years of experience within the industry and have a loyal customer base who are fuelling their continued growth and success – they have just taken on a new staff member who helps both in the shop and with their deliveries and we are delighted to be one of the two suppliers mentioned in the livery of their new delivery van.