Think Chemicals. Think SLS.
Aug 11 2022
As the UK’s largest independent supplier of Laboratory chemicals, Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) are uniquely placed to meet customers’ chemical requirements by offering the broadest range of chemicals from the world’s most respected manufacturers. This removes the hassle of finding, receiving, and unpacking multiple different deliveries as well as co-ordinating orders with a multitude of chemical companies. By working with SLS customers deal with one company for all their chemical requirements, meaning you have one contact for all your chemical orders.
SLS’ principal brands include:
- Merck with the Sigma-Aldrich and Supelco product lines offering a full range of organic research chemicals, solvents, and other lab essentials. As a global leader in the industry, Merck are committed to high-quality products/ services, manufacturing effectiveness, and meeting customers’ expectations. Quality is embedded in everything Merck do, meaning they provide quality, compliance, and business support in the most effective and efficient way for the entire portfolio.
- For analytical reagents, HPLC/MS solvents, and other general laboratory reagents, SLS’s partner with Honeywell who produce world leading products, including the market leading Karl Fischer line, Hydranal as well as the Fluka and Riedel-de Haën brands.
- SLS compliment these brands further with their own SLS Select range of buffers, volumetrics routine acids and bases, offering a price competitive alternative to other brands.
- To ensure customers can meet their calibration and validation needs, SLS offer a full range of Reference Materials and Calibration Standards from Reagecon and[DB1] Spex Certiprep.
If something is important to the customer then it’s important to SLS which is why they focus on:
Short Lead Times
SLS have an electronic ordering system with their suppliers. Orders placed with SLS are automatically sent to suppliers in milliseconds. Since their suppliers also drop ship, SLS can offer the EXACT same lead times as going direct which is typically 24-48 hours for in stock items.
Superior Customer Experience
SLS have a UK based customer services team open from 8am-8pm with dedicated regional contacts for all customers to ensure continuity of service. They have been working with suppliers for over a decade and can provide an enhanced level of customer services (compared to going direct) due to their longstanding relationships and experience. Their improved service offering is one of the main reasons customers choose SLS.
Local Account Management
SLS have one of the largest sales teams in the UK with dedicated account contacts for each region providing a personalised, flexible service.
Focus on Quality
SLS have a dedicated local quality team which work in conjunction with suppliers to answer any enquiry. Additionally, SLS also have a comprehensive website containing full product specifications, SDS sheets and certificates of analysis for most products with more being added all the time.
Serious about Sustainability
From their supply chain to their in-house practices, SLS aim to be the most sustainable and environmentally friendly distributor to the laboratory market. This includes introducing customers to novel products such as our green solvents to help them reach their sustainability goals and make the world a better place.
Whether you are working in a University or Research facility, Food Laboratory, Clinical Testing, Pharmaceutical QC or Environmental analysis, performing routine tests or sophisticated chromatography then SLS can deliver the chemicals you need, when you need them.
Contact SLS today to find out more about how their consolidated chemical offering can help you.
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