Sehmi Builders Merchants

Lumber, Building & Roofing




Customer: Sehmi Builders Merchants

What we did: Implemented K8

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A family-run builder’s merchant, established in the mid-1980’s, Sehmi has grown to become one of the most successful independent operations in Southern England. The company has branches in Southall, Wembley, Reading, and Slough supplying lumber, bricks, sand, paving and steel, along with a full range of associated products.

Before installing K8, Sehmi had been using a custom-designed system which originated in the early 1980s. Modified and developed to meet the company’s changing needs, it had not only reached the end of its life, but support was proving to be increasingly difficult. The company’s K8 system went live in October 2006 – just nine months after seeing K8 for the first time.

Gains and benefits

  • A fully scalable, future-proof system
  • Multi-branch functionality – inter-branch trading optimizes stock and supports customer service
  • Processes streamlined – faster, more control, saves time – more focus on looking after customers
  • Improved stock control – reduced stock holding – lower inventory costs
  • Line by line sales history reporting – high-quality information for easier decision making
  • Implementation of PPI stock checking –issues quickly identified and resolved, saves time and money
  • Big reduction in the use of paper-based systems – no missing transactions, saves time and money
  • Increased revenue generation opportunities – more sales and profits, better customer service
  • Reduced debtor days – improved cash flow, lower interest charges
  • A platform to introduce additional functionality to suit business needs – more investment value

To find out more about the solutions that we offer, please contact us today.

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K8 has provided us with efficiency and transparency, made trading easier, allowed us to generate more sales and improve our business.

- Harpreet Sehmi, Branch and IT Manager


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