Alan’s insight and expertise in field of plumbing and HVAC stems from his early hands-on experience as the owner and manager of a plumbing and heating firm back in the 1970s. His ambition and career led him overseas in the late 70s to pursue a number of managerial sales and marketing roles within the Solar Energy and Refrigeration Industry in both the USA and Japan. Returning to the UK in the late 80s with his family, Alan established Select International Ltd as a consultancy to assist US companies establish a presence in newly emerged single European market.
The company evolved into Select Products (Int’l) Ltd, moving away from only providing international business development services to physically importing and distributing products into the UK plumbing and building merchant trade sector.
Over the past 30 years Select Products has successfully introduced over 50 different products from around the world, many of which still remain part of our product portfolio including our own branded CleanFit webbed plumber’s abrasive, ReversiDoor Plastic Access Panels and Virgin White Threadseal compound. Additionally the company has developed in-house and launched many unique, new products alongside key complementary products from leading UK and EU manufacturers that includes companies like Henkel Loctite and Rothenberger.
Cal – 1992
Alan Archer – 1994
Alan & Loretta – 1996
At Select we have a modern & secure 30,000 square foot warehouse holding our product range and utilising every area of space the best we can. Allowing us to pick, pack and ship all our orders efficiently.
Select Products’ route to market has always been via dedicated merchants and specialist distributors and we continue to grow our distribution by expanding of our network of independent merchant, national chains and buying groups. Select’s range of products are currently available at over 2,000 branches nationally and we are proud to provide a single source of over 400 specialist tools, consumables and accessories that are in constant demand by various construction trades.
A family business, Select Products prides itself in understanding and being able to service the needs of our merchant customers both independent and national. Operating from our 30,000sq ft facility in South Devon we have the logistics and infrastructure in place to service our customers needs but remain agile enough to respond quickly to changing market trends and to offer a genuinely personal service to our customers.
Select Products looks forward to expanding our team, growing our own-branded product range and retaining our position as a known vehicle for sourcing and introducing innovative new tools, consumables and accessories to the construction industry.
Select Products continues to support ‘tradesmen-turned inventors’ and are proud of the products launched to date and those still pending which include: BladeFixer Plasterboard Fixings, PlumbTub Felxible Drain Down Tub, ClampIt Temporary Pipe Repair, DoseUp Heating System Filler and TrowelMate to name just a few.
Alan Archer moving into Loribon House 2002
Warehouse – 2016
Select Group Office – 2017
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LORIBON HOUSE ASPEN WAY,
YALBERTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE,