We are delighted to welcome J.W. Filshill as the latest family firm to take up membership of FBU Scotland.
J.W. Filshill Ltd. was established in 1875 as a confectionery manufacturer for 55 years before they opened their first cash and carry operation. This quickly developed into a delivered goods business in the 1960’s.
As was the case with many manufacturing industries, costs became prohibitive and they decided to pull out of manufacturing to concentrate on the cash and carry and delivered wholesale businesses.
Filshill moved to their current premises in Hillington in 1994 and have expanded the warehouse twice since then. Their total workforce now exceeds 200 people.
As Ronald Hannah explains "We have remained a family business and have had a rapid expansion in the last twenty years. With a turnover in excess of 149 million, we now have over 1600 retail Cash and Carry and Delivered Goods customers. In addition our company services a number of wholesalers and has several national accounts including the Scottish Prison Service.
More than 160 retailers have joined the Key ‘Symbol Group’ (KeyStore) and benefit from working in partnership with us. This part of our business has developed rapidly and the product range that we carry has continually expanded, with new product lines being added on a month to month basis."
"The main aim of our company remains to be a ‘One Stop’ supplier for existing customers, and to develop our customer base by providing a highly efficient and flexible service. Our business goals are to recruit more KeyStore business partners, as well as to grow our company into new areas including expanding our exporting business."
"Our achievements over the past 140 years have been considerable, but we always believe in looking ahead to the next development, and the next level of success. In the future, the company will continue to innovate and lead the way, working together with our customers and suppliers to ensure successful trading for decades to come."
To find out more about the business visit their website here