Fegime Industry News
Mar 26, 2018
FEGIME BECOMES GLOBAL
At their General Assembly in Munich the members of FEGIME unanimously voted to accept the application for membership of Grupo REDELEC Argentina S.A. from 01.01.2019. But the new colleagues’ ambition does not stop here. In the near future they want to expand not only nationally but also internationally on the South American continent. To accommodate this, the new organisation’s name will be FEGIME LATAM. Through the addition of Latin America the number of FEGIME member organisations will increase to 19.
Redelec was founded in 2001 and has long since established itself as the biggest group in Argentina with a market share of ca. 35%. It currently has 15 member wholesalers with a total of 30 outlets and 1,000 employees. The group is active in all the business areas of our sector and already does substantial turnover with several FEGIME Preferred Suppliers. The contact between the groups began over 15 years ago when founding members of Redelec visited FEGIME members in Spain for an exchange of ideas and best practices amongst independents. The result was a very similar group with a similar vision, philosophy and mission - a solid foundation for working together which was already strengthened by Cooperation Agreement in October 2016. Vice President of Redelec, Pablo Balán, said: “I am delighted that we have been accepted as a member of FEGIME. I am convinced that this step will be a game changer for our market – and also those of neighbouring countries. We are already in the process of linking up with like-minded, independent wholesalers in Uruguay, Bolivia and Peru who we expect soon to join FEGIME LATAM. In this way we will all gain from the exchange of ideas and best practices within FEGIME.” Nikos Kafkas, President of FEGIME, added: “Our Argentinian colleagues are a close-knit, highly motivated and dynamic group. I look forward to working with them in the future and learning more about their numerous projects. We have a lot to offer each other and we will all benefit from this new alliance. As will our partner suppliers of course. We are now opening up a whole new continent to them.”
Jul 28, 2017
IDSL Supplies Limited join Fegime from 1st August 2017. The independent electrical supplies company IDSL have joined Fegime.
Jul 28, 2017
Fegime are pleased to announce that Smart Merchants will be joining the Group from 1st August 2017
Jul 13, 2017
A really successful couple of days at The Belfry Golf Club for the Fegime 2017 golf day this year won by Gareth Petley from JCC Lighting. Over 80 people attended the day with more than 110 for the following days "Speed Dating" which allowed Fegime members and our Preferred Suppliers to discuss future business opportunities, A great couple of days for all who attended,
May 17, 2017
Fegime UK held their highly successful 2017 Conference in the exclusive resort of The Ritz Carlton in Abu Dhabi. Nearly 150 Key Suppliers and Members enjoyed ideal surroundings to network and discuss future business opportunities.
Mar 26, 2017
BEW Electrical Distributors, have moved to a stunning new building in Leicester. A tremendous effort by all involved and another great addition for BEW and Fegime UK.
Mar 21, 2017
Ruth Thornell from the Fegime member Templegate recently received her Managers Award at the prestigious EDA Dinner in London. Ruth was identified for her superb efforts in encouraging staff to participate in Learning and Development.
Fegime are really committed to Learning and Development as this gives added value to the Customer Experience and Ruth's leadership demonstrates this commitment,
Mar 21, 2017
Bob Sayer (Wilson's Didcot) was recently presented with his EDA Learners Award. Bob who passed two modules with distinctions has made a major career change by moving into Electrical Wholesaling and has used the EDA Learning Modules to help him in his day to day role.
Bob used to work in the Nuclear Power Industry so this is a major career change for him and shows clearly his dedication in completing these modules.
Nov 11, 2016
KEW Electrical crowned "Best Wholesaler" at the recent Electrical Awards in London.