PCT Global is the manufacturer and distributor of EnduroShield®, an easy clean treatment and cleaner for surfaces like glass, ceramic, porcelain, stainless steel, chrome and tiles.
EnduroShield® is considered a market leader in Australia, with PCT distribution through commercial, residential and retail sectors.
PCT exports EnduroShield® Professional to glass manufacturers and applicators in 25 countries, with it being used on prestigious building projects around the world, including the spire on the top of the new World Trade Centre in New York.
The consumer strength EnduroShield® Home-Do-It-Yourself kits are also sold through hardware, tile, and bathroom chains in a growing number of countries, and are available in Australia at Bunnings Warehouse.
EnduroShield® has recently been featured in Time Magazine as one of the ‘10 most compelling smartest gadgets trying to save the world’.
A high-profile new contract
PCT needed additional working capital to support the launch of its Do-It-Yourself kits with Home Depot in the U.S, the world’s largest home improvement speciality retailer.
Home Depot has more than 2,200 retail stores across the United States, Canada and Mexico, selling building materials, home improvement, lawn and garden products.
This was PCT’s first experience as a supplier to Home Depot, which selected the EnduroShield® range as an innovative new product across the country.
With the additional growth that Home Depot represented,PCT’s bank, Westpac, recommended Efic to help with the approval of the finance needed to complete this new export contract.
Westpac referred PCT to us, as it believed we would be a good partner for a contract of this kind.
How we helped
We provided an export working capital guarantee for US$650,000, which PCT used to buy raw materials and packaging for the increased manufacturing volumes required under this agreement.
PCT’s experience with Bunnings in Australia helped when fulfilling this larger contract, which has seen the EnduroShield® brand grow worldwide.
This contract has also given PCT credibility that it is capable of fulfilling large supply and distribution contracts, and as a result has attracted interest from other large retail outlets.
“We’re very proud to have helped PCT Global receive the working capital it needed to increase its production and fulfil this high-profile supply agreement,” said Efic’s Colin George.