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Direct Tool Company Soar Ahead: Securing Contracts with International Yacht Racing Teams
How DTC arose from the shallows supplying small local sailing teams with refinishing consumables to securing six figure contracts with global yacht racing kingpins.
By: Direct Tool Company Ltd.
Direct Tool Company Ltd. (better known as DTC) whose 26 year history stems back to humble beginnings are now a premier supplier and consultative firm for leading yacht racing teams. The initial offering was insignificant If compared with today's operation, from a man with a van supplying car garages with hand tools to a rapidly expanding, serious organisation operating in a number of industries.
DTC identified the sailing industry as a target market, their advantageous positioning in Southampton permitting easy access to local sailing teams. This rapidly escalated as their reputation took hold as the go-to reliable refinishing supply experts. The distribution firm now supplies many of the big names in the exciting yacht racing world. When I say big I mean huge, teams who compete in the America's Cup World Series whose catamarans quite literally fly above the water at speeds of 47 knots (55 miles per hour). Teams competing in the unrelenting Volvo Ocean Race, arguably the most challenging of all offshore yacht racing events.
Racing teams who put their lives on the line entrust DTC to offer exceptional support and supply of superior refinishing products and workshop equipment. One can easily imagine why the most luxurious superyacht manufacturers and mega yacht refit specialists alike are waiting in line to take on DTC's services and industry expertise.
"I couldn't be happier with the way Direct Tool Company has gone from strength to strength over those past 26 years. Through honest hard work and consistently putting our customers in the driving seat, I see my fantastic team here grow stronger each and every day." Said Tim Wakeford, Managing Director of Direct Tool Company.
Direct Tool Company also serve the composites, automotive and industrial workshop industries. From the supply of abrasive products to extensive dust extraction installation projects, DTC now have specialist departments for project work, refinishing consumables and of course the supply of tools.