Thermal insulation specialist Seymour Manufacturing International (SMI) is aiming to build on impressive sales this summer with further growth in mainland Europe.
August was a record-breaking month for sales of SMI’s Cold-Stop curtains. Significant orders have since been received from customers across the UK, plus the Republic of Ireland, and South Africa.
SMI has now appointed Carol Fitzgerald as a sales administrator at its base in Shropshire. Carol, who moved to Telford three years ago, previously spent 12 years working in France and held sales positions in the drinks industry. She will now focus on boosting SMI’s sales in mainland Europe.
She said: “This is a fantastic range of products, which I know from my experience are far ahead of anything available in countries like France. There is so much potential for SMI to expand further into Europe. I’ll be heading over there very soon to meet up with some key players, encouraging them to trial the products.
“The thermal insulation benefits and carbon savings often sound too good to be true – but feedback from everyone who tests our products is that they’re absolutely right.”
SMI's client list includes retailers such as Waitrose, Morrisons, ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, The Co-operative, and Lidl. The company also works with the NHS, the Ministry of Defence, and the food, chemicals, agricultural and home delivery sectors.
SMI’s lightweight thermal insulation material, Tempro, has been proven to cut energy loss by at least 25% in chillers and 33% - or more - in freezers.
SMI founder and Managing Director, Brian Seymour, said: “We are delighted to have Carol on board with us, and looking forward to putting our products in front of big European retailers – so they can see the sort of thermal and financial savings they may be missing out on.”