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Superfast growth afoot for Ammanford sock maker

19 Jul 2017
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Ammanfod sock maker

Fast broadband speeds are helping a long-established Ammanford socks and knitwear company to seamlessly reach customers around the globe, thanks to Superfast Cymru.

Originally established in 1892 as a sock maker for local miners in the area, Corgi now has a reputation as the go-to luxury sock brand with its customers including the Royal Family.

Since connecting to superfast broadband, Corgi’s ecommerce business has really taken off making it a significant exporter, with new major distributors in South Korea, China, Japan and Australia.

The superfast connection has seen the company’s website www.corgisocks.com, and internet retail business flourish. Corgi is now able to diagnose and resolve faults in factory machinery remotely, as soon as they occur. Staff can also speak face to face with client distributors around the world without having to leave the comfort of their own office in South Wales.

Corgi’s joint managing Director, Chris Jones, said: "As soon as the fibre broadband rollout programme came within reach of our premises, we signed up, and we haven’t looked back.

"Having access to better connections is helping our company grow and improve our efficiency. We had identified the potential for increasing trade in global markets via our e-commerce business. But we knew we needed faster and more reliable connections to attract, interact and support new international clients and provide them with the highest quality of customer service and care.

"Fibre broadband has helped transform the way we run our business and we’re much more efficient now. Our orders, invoices, accounts and stock control system are always available, so our staff can access what they need whenever they need it.”