Melbourne-based shopfitting company Australian Professional Shopfitters say that using experts for commercial financial transactions helps their company maintain its specialisation.
APS produces high-quality retail fitouts across Australia and overseas. APS’ client list is a who’s who of prominent retailers: Ted’s Camera Store, Maggie T, Saba, ABC, Shaver Shop and Sportscraft just to name a few.
Ken Miller, Australian Professional Shopfitters CEO, says that over the years they have regularly purchased new equipment to keep up with technological developments and has chosen commercial finance specialist Interlease to assist with these transactions.
“Concentrating on the business is essential to keep one step ahead,” says Ken. “This is a competitive, hands-on business, and for us, attention to detail is critical to our customers.”
As a result, Australian Professional Shopfitters used the services of finance specialists Interlease who manage the transactions with minimal fuss and disruption to the business.
“We don’t really have the time to compare all the products from financial providers on the market,” says Ken. “It’s not our core business. That’s Interlease’s specialty.”
Miller says that having Interlease as finance specialists to assist with their requirements has enabled them to continue to prosper over the last 17 years. Three years ago the company launched its own transport division.
“We recognised the need for a specialised freight company who could successfully transport all delicate goods,” he says. “Whilst standard freight companies can deliver, there is little understanding of the particular freighting our industry needs and its delicate procedures and hurdles.”
“In the same way, using business finance specialists such as Interlease, enables Australian Professional Shopfitters to continue to be specialists.”
Ken says that Interlease’s attention to detail and management of the entire process is paramount.
“They really understand the needs of the customer, and have an ethos of customer service, which is outstanding,” he says.
Interlease provides flexible commercial finance options including for a wide range of equipment including machinery, office and factory fit-outs, IT software and hardware, maintenance and servicing agreements as well as working capital and trade finance solutions.