Kent & Stowe Supercut range designed to stop theft

by | Dec 20, 2023 | News, Product News | 0 comments

New anti theft device fitted to Kent & Stowe Supercut range

Kent & Stowe branded range of tools from Westland Horticulture has launched its new range of cutting tools with integrated RFID tags to help stamp out theft.

The Horticultural Trades Association recently reported that an estimated £16m worth of garden centre turnover was lost due to retail crime last year, and with 70% of garden centres reporting a crime, Kent & Stowe is keen to do its part to lower this figure.

The brand’s SureCut range of cutting tools, in stock this month, have been engineered to drive garden centre profit through extraordinary design. All SureCut products feature an anti-theft device that’s been developed to hide discretely into the packaging. The RF security tag alerts retailers if a model leaves the premises without being purchased. The tag can be quickly and simply deactivated at the till, offering retailers peace of mind, and securing Kent & Stowe as the right tool partner to help act on the crisis of retail crime.

Kent & Stowe Supercut range

The thoughtful engineering doesn’t stop there – the SureCut range, which comprises of loppers, shears and secateurs, has been developed to help gardeners achieve extraordinary results. The new Reflex Energy System aims to fundamentally shape the future of the tools market, and this innovation results in maximum comfort with minimum effort when cutting. Two thermo-elastomers with different properties are combined into a durable spring damper. This cushions the impact experienced when closing loppers and shears, then provides a calibrated rebound to reduce the effort of the next cut.

The SureCut range, which won the 2023 Tools & Machinery award at GLEE, combine the same hardened Japanese SK5 Chrome plated steel used in the Secateurs, but the strengthened blades are built into a strong, yet light, aluminium monocoque chassis.

Simon McArdle, Divisional Director, Hardware, for Westland, commented: “As manufacturers, we have a role to play in reducing the impact of crime and protecting retailer profit. We were saddened to learn about the shockingly high reports of theft in garden centres. We aim to be at the forefront of innovation to develop solutions that support our retail partners as well as the end consumer. The increased security embedded into the new SureCut range provides retailers with some added peace of mind, which we hope will be a welcome addition to stores.”

Contact your local sales representative to start stocking the Kent & Stowe SureCut range.

In common with all Westland products, Kent & Stowe can be ordered 24/7 via Westland Live, and frequent top-ups are easy as part of a Westland weekly delivery. Scan here to login in or sign up.

more latest news ➡

Yorkshire Garden Centres adds two Dean's stores to portfolio

Yorkshire Garden Centres adds two more sites to portfolio

Bradford-based Yorkshire Garden Centres has announced it is to operate two more sites in Yorkshire.  The two Dean's Garden Centre sites at York and Scarborough will be added to the group that already has sites at Tong, Tingley, Otley and Bingley in West Yorkshire....

Klondyke Group announces Outdoor Living showcase

Klondyke Group’s Outdoor Living Showcase

A sprinkling of Sherbert through the Cottage garden; the simplicity and calmness of Urban Nature through to the mood and mystery of Moroccan Delights; these were amongst the main themes revealed at the Klondyke Group's Outdoor Living Showcase Event hosted this week...

GCA BoT results show garden projects on the up

January’s GCA BoT results reveal rise in garden projects

Hard landscaping topped the sales table in the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) report for January 2024 with hardy plants, seeds and bulbs also doing well. Figures recorded by GCA member garden centres last month show a good start to the...

Rising stars nominations deadline 1 March

March 1 deadline for Rising Stars nominations

The GCA is urging members to get their 2024 Rising Stars nominations in by March 1 to help showcase and develop the industry’s most talented individuals this year. The Westland Horticulture sponsored programme offers those who participate the chance to be mentored...

Handy drops new catalogue for 2024 season

Handy unveils the latest gardening and DIY products

British garden manufacturer Handy has announced the arrival of its new catalogue and Monthly Dealer Promotions Calendar, both designed to provide retailers with valuable increased margins on a wide range of gardening and DIY products and ensure they have everything...

HTA shows caution for garden retailers

Garden Centres cautious despite good start to year

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) releases its February monthly market update, which shows that despite the UK economy's recently announced recession, garden retail continues to show some green shoots to kick off the year. The resilience is a continuity of...

Read GCR's latest edition!
Read GCR's latest Made in Britain Supplement!

Subscribe ToThe Wednesday Word

Subscribe To
The Wednesday Word


Get all the latest news, events & more straight to your inbox every Wednesday.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This