The current freezing temperatures combined with snow and ice have resulted in queues of people turning up at Slingsby’s trade counter in Baildon in recent days to stock up on salt.
As a result the company, which launched a specialist salt distribution facility and bagging plant last year, has smashed all its previous monthly salt sales records after selling hundreds of bags to the domestic market alone in the last week.
Lee Wright, Marketing Director at Slingsby, which supplies 35,000 workplace products across all industries, said:
At a time when many suppliers are running out of salt we still hold healthy stock levels and our salt bagging plant is currently working around the clock to ensure that we can continue to meet the demand that the current weather conditions are creating.
We’re currently supplying salt to everyone from homeowners buying five kilogram bags for their driveways through to local authorities and businesses that are buying several tonnes at a time. Plus with weather forecasters predicting that the current cold snap is here to stay for the foreseeable future this level of demand looks set to continue.
In addition we’re also selling high numbers of other winter products, including hundreds of snow shovels and grit bins over the last week, to both the domestic and commercial markets.
Slingsby’s trade counter is located at the firm’s head quarters on Otley Road in Baildon.