Direct Imports was founded in May 2010. By coincidence the current owner spotted an opportunity in the UK market whilst traveling over seas.
Upon his return to the UK, he undertook many enquiries to illuminate the need for supply and service of varies products within the wholesale & hospitality industry.
The company started with aerosol products and in November 2010 drinking straws were launched at The Hospitality Show in Jan 2011 at the Birmingham NEC following which it soon became apparent that the range we needed was far from being stocked. We started with three lines and are now well over 100.
We moved onto our Fusion channel blocks in May 2011 after a large investment into the machinery & mould. To produce this product we pushed the button onto our first production in late November 2011 and received our first load of goods in the UK in mid February 2012, ready to launch at the Hospitality Show at London docklands.
In March 2012 Direct Imports UK had grown out of its current premises and needed to re locate due to UN sufficient storage space. In April 2012 we’re located into their new current premises of 12,500sq ft plus offices and work force amenities.
Direct Imports UK have many factories throughout the world working with them to produce the best quality products in this tough and challenging market. All our factories are handpicked By Mr Mark Unsted and his Overseas Buyer.
Our transport network has been given the best attention to fulfill every one of our customers’ needs. We work very close with our next-day couriers and also our pallet networks to make sure our customers receive their goods when they need them.
Direct Imports UK delivery services are very important to us as we offer a next day delivery on all loose cartons and 2-day service on all pallet deliveries subject to orders been placed before 2pm.
Direct Imports UK has taken note of what our customers needs are and slowly, but at times briskly, adding products to its range. Currently to date Direct Imports UK is making a mark on the UK market and has been recognised as a company with many surprises rising from our new product ranges and lines.