" I have been dealing with LDF for two years and during this period they have always been flexible and professional in their approach to any request made, resulting in the further development of our business into international markets. "
Peter Langston, Director, Zunsport
A family business spanning 3 generations, Staffordshire based Zunsport are a specialist manufacturer of stainless steel car grilles. With quality and a personal touch at the forefront of their business ethos, Zunsport produce products that not only enhance the looks of a vehicle, but also have a lifetime value.
When considering expanding the business for international trade within the US and Canadian markets, Director, Peter Langston turned to LDF to assist with managing his cash flow expectations. The new venture required an upgrade to the existing website, with a built in sales portal, provided by Channeladvisor, pivotal to enabling Zunsport to trade their products overseas. In addition, Zunsport already had 900 products pre-packaged, but required a bar code printer to label the items for distribution.
To support the business with their international endeavour, LDF put in place a £23.6k finance solution, which covered the cost of the new website, full integration of the online portal, as well as the bar code printer.
LDF's financial solutions LDF enabled Zunsport to expand internationally, with their products now sold throughout the US and Canada. Their website update has allowed them to broaden their target audience, giving them the ability to market to a client base they were previously missing out on.
Andy Davies, LDF Director of Sales, explained, "With the limited options for alternative finance for businesses looking to export, LDF are pleased to have aided Zunsport with their international venture. The success they have seen in the US and Canadian markets further prove our commitment to aiding UK businesses to invest in and grow their businesses.”
We could not have been happier. Banks as usual were a nightmare - they took over six weeks to eventually refuse for vague reasons unexplained. LDF were professional, helpful, friendly, and best of all, fast.