Mosca Direct, the wholly owned UK subsidiary of Mosca – the world’s leading supplier of strapping machinery and materials – is celebrating 10 years in business. During that period, the company has enjoyed consistent growth to become a dedicated supplier to leading names in the graphics, corrugated packaging and other industrial sectors in the UK and Ireland.
Originally founded in Germany in 1966, Mosca quickly developed a reputation for reliability and performance. Today, the business is still family-owned and proud of its reputation as an innovator. Amongst the company’s most significant achievements have been the development of direct drive and airless technology, minimising the need for moving parts or expensive consumables for cost-effective, low-maintenance strapping. Another innovation was the development of the world’s first in-line cross strapping system without the need for a turning device, which today is still the biggest seller of its kind across the globe.
Mosca equipment was initially introduced to the UK through various distributors, but Mosca quickly recognised the value of having a wholly owned subsidiary to capitalise on this important market. Mosca Direct was registered as a business at the beginning of 2000 and began trading in Summer of that year, providing a dedicated warehouse, distribution and service centre for Mosca’s UK customer base.
Mosca Direct has expanded from an initial seven employees to a current workforce of 24, including very experienced sales, customer service and engineering teams to respond to customers’ needs. One of the company’s priorities going forward is to further enhance its customer service ethos, and is also looking into extend its existing sales channels to provide customers with increased opportunities for purchasing Mosca equipment.
After achieving several major orders within months, the company outgrew its original 5,000 sq ft facility and moved to the present 10,000 sq ft site on the same industrial park in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire in 2001. In 2008, Mosca Direct’s growth was underlined by its investment in a major expansion including new office space and an extended workshop to enable enhanced flexibility in handling larger or more unusual strapping machines.
Mosca Direct has maintained its impressive record even during the recession, thanks to its strong customer service ethos and the quality of Mosca equipment. The company is well placed to enjoy a second decade of success, especially now that Mosca’s revolutionary SoniXs technology – which offers a faster and stronger seal – is available in the UK.
“The last ten years have been immensely productive and enjoyable, and we’re grateful both to Mosca for recognising the potential of the UK market, and to our customers for trusting Mosca Direct to deliver the best possible strapping solutions and service,” comments Managing Director Peter Foster.
“With several new product launches planned for the coming months, we are sure that the next ten years will get off to an equally successful start.”
Mosca Direct Ltd
Tel: 0115 989 0209