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Established in 1960, as one of the UK’s original tile distributors, Minoli have always had strong links with London through the company’s heritage and relationships with clients and distribution partners based in and around the Capital.
The company was in fact founded in Islington in the 1940s and, though later relocating to Oxford, Minoli have always recognised the importance of servicing the vibrant and expanding market that the capital provides.
Now, with the opening of a new premises in the heart of the West End, they’re returning to their roots to provide an even more valuable range of services to those in the area and across the South East.
Behind this new venture lie the solidity, resource and expertise that has seen Minoli outperform the market through the economic downturn. Operating from their purpose-built headquarters and distribution centre in Oxford, Minoli have built an enviable reputation in the marketplace for their ability and reliability in delivering outstanding products with service excellence.
Minoli’s long-standing relationships with some of the most pre-eminent manufacturers in the world, means they are often first to market with the very latest porcelain, ceramic and mosaic tiles, many of which are exclusive.
The company’s business model is based on holding the vast majority of lines in plentiful stock, so over 95% of client orders can be delivered within 24 hours. Minoli’s state-of-the-art warehouse facilities are laid out over an impressive 22,000 square feet and contain well over £1 million in net cost value stock.
Minoli also run their own upgraded fleet of 18 specially built trucks and vans. With a daily delivery capacity in excess of 80,000 KGS, Minoli are able to offer a service considered second to none.
Managing Director, Jonathon Minoli explained, “At Minoli we see tiles as more than just a floor or wall covering. For us tiles create ‘the surface within’ buildings, connecting and transforming rooms into beautiful living and working spaces for people to enjoy and appreciate – hence the name of our exciting new facility – The Surface Within.
“Our success to date is a result of the dedication and hard work of the Minoli team, our mutually rewarding relationships with suppliers and retail partners, and an unwavering focus on customer service. On that sound and well established platform we’re well placed to expand and realise our growth plans as London’s property development market continues to thrive”.
Located at 71 – 73 George Street, London W1U 8AQ, The Surface Within showcases the very best of the Company’s exciting new and established collections with extensive product displays and samples.
Ideally located for ease of access from Mayfair, Marylebone and Marble Arch, the new facility offers more convenient access to Minoli in London and a central destination to which clients can invite both customers and colleagues for consultations, product selection and inspiration.
In designing the space, Minoli thought carefully about the needs of their varied customer base including; house builders, developers, designers, corporate clients, resellers, retailers and the automotive and hospitality sectors.
On the ground floor, the premises comprise The Gallery, with large format displays and room settings, and the thoughtfully designed Presentation Suite where, by appointment, clients and their guests can hold meetings in this perfectly equipped environment.
On the lower-ground floor, The Studio offers a creative space with a substantial line-up of samples arranged around a purpose-built work station, providing the perfect place to create schemes and fine tune selections.
Last but not least, The Retreat provides a secluded haven from the hustle and bustle of the streets above, with low-level lighting and seating, a wall mounted flat-screen TV, desk-space with WiFi and a great cup of coffee.
Of course, as the Minoli Team’s London home, there will also always be an expert on hand to offer advice and help visitors find the perfect products for their next project.
Jonathon added, “The Surface Within is a logical extension to our existing Oxford-based headquarters and distribution centre. Our new showroom and resource centre means we can offer the same excellent levels of customer service in the very heart of London as well.”