Toast of Surrey Business Awards 2014

Semmco was delighted to be a finalist in the International Trade category at the awards ceremony held at G Live in Guildford on 13 March 2014.

Following on from relocation within Surrey, recent investment into the infrastructure and improved internal systems, Semmco now has the potential for future growth, an increasing percentage of which is exported.

Considerable research was undertaken using Embassies, trade missions, attending exhibitions, contacting key people in overseas airlines and obtaining referrals to establish that the need for Semmco’s innovative equipment was not only needed in the UK but in Australia, Singapore and the Middle East and emerging Eurasia. This has resulted in the percentage sales of exported products increasing for Semmco and for expected continued growth.

Exporting is not without its challenges when consideration must be given to designing and manufacturing equipment in accordance with EU regulations for the home market at the same time as ensuring Semmco products have more benefits to the export customers than the overseas competitors provided. One pay off is that any improvements in design in turn help improve the products in the UK market.

Customers such as Lufthansa come to us for bespoke creative designs that are multifunctional and are the next generation of product, so saving them time and money in the long term. Ninety pieces of equipment will be delivered to Lufthansa in Malta over the next couple of years.

Semmco is committed to quality, safety and reliability through innovative designs, while manufacturing cost effective engineered solutions.