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From small acorns mighty oak trees grow…

Nearly a quarter of a century ago we were making just one delivery per day, today our lorries and vans are continuously delivering appliances all over the UK. We know that in order to be the best we have to constantly move forward and so we are pleased to announce the very exciting news that CDA have now become part of the Amica Group.

We will now become a much larger operation, with Amica operating in a total of 50 countries and having over 70 years’ experience, knowledge and expertise. Amica started in 1957 and manufactures freestanding and integrated cookers, ovens, refrigeration, laundry appliances, dishwashers, hobs and microwaves, click here to view the Amica website.

Amica share our vision of providing quality appliances that are stylish & reliable and are proactive about environmental practice, which is so important for all manufacturing brands today. Whilst CDA will remain a brand in its own right, our future together will provide much more for our customers as we have larger production lines and the scope to achieve higher goals as we grow together.

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CDA goes paperless

From 5th November 2012 all CDA drivers will be using the company’s new PDA system.

CDA have invested in a new IT infrastructure that will improve our service and make deliveries in particular more efficient. The result of this investment means our drivers will no longer carry any paperwork with them. Instead all delivery information is controlled by the depot and sent to a PDA device. In doing so it will help us improve delivery efficiency, plan drops more effectively and most importantly allow our logistics team to track driver information in real time.

When signing for delivery you will now be required to sign the PDA rather than a delivery sheet.  This does however mean the driver will no longer leave a delivery note.  Consequently from 5th November proof of delivery will be available immediately on request from the CDA logistics team.

Should you have any queries please contact the logistics department on 01949 862 015.

New faces at CDA

CDA is delighted to announce further expansion  of their sales team…
Steve Corby
Steve joins CDA as UK Field Sales Manager. He brings with him 24 years experience in the appliance industry, having previously worked in Retail as well as on the manufacturing side as National Account Manager for both AEG and Whirlpool. Steve is field based and will be leading CDA’s retail sales force of 10 Area Sales Managers. Steve said “I am very excited to be joining this dynamic, agile brand which is bucking the trend by showing growth and innovation in a difficult climate.”
Stuart Benson
Stuart joins CDA as Key Account Manager, reporting in to Dan Twigg who has been promoted to Sales Manager – Major Accounts . Stuart has 20 years experience in the industry and joins us from BCG. He will be working with our distributors and larger retail accounts.
Jonathon Haggarth
Jonathan will be supporting Stuart and Dan as National Account Executive to support and develop sales in national accounts. “I am delighted to welcome Steve, Stuart and Jonathan to our sales team. These appointments continue the expansion of CDA’s sales teams, to service the growth in interest in the CDA brand.” commented MD Ian Kershaw.