|PVL Update... |
The PVL engineering team has now re-established the coffee machine in its normal place. The pile of boxes beside it is beginning to get smaller as all the new products recently added to the PVL portfolio are put on the new web site at www.pvl.co.uk. Trouble is, the Sales and Marketing director is off to foreign parts again this week to sign up yet another new UK distribution agreement, and he’s bound to come back with more boxes. So, if you decide to call in at PVL to blag a coffee, best do it before Friday – we probably won’t be able to find the coffee machine again by Monday.
Mind you, if you think the area by the coffee machine looks crowded, you should take a look in the warehouse. It has been true for decades that PVL – Pressure Vacuum Level Ltd – has been the UK’s largest and most knowledgeable supplier for everything you need in the way of switches, sensors and meters for the hydraulics, pneumatics and processing industries. The warehouse used to be big enough until this year.
But then the Sales and Marketing Director started going to all sorts of places around the world and telling everybody that the trips were not cunningly disguised holidays. To prove it, he started bringing back distributorships and boxes of new products – which is how it got so difficult to get near the coffee machine. Now, as the guys who manage and build the web site get the new products on to www.pvl.co.uk, the boxes containing the new products go to the warehouse. So the warehouse logistics get ever more complicated, and now you can’t make a coffee in the warehouse either.
So maybe it would be better not to try and blag a coffee at PVL in the immediate future. Instead, make one in your own office, or nip out to Costa, or Starbucks, and relax by going on to www.pvl.co.uk. Then phone your engineering friends at PVL on 01892 664499. If what you need isn’t on the web site, chances are it’s in a box by the coffee machine.
And just a thought: have you ever wondered why the Americans put Braille on drive-through cash machines?