We’ve achieved record end of year results despite the prevailing gloom and uncertainty surrounding the prospect of Brexit.
According to UK managing director Matthew Morris, inroads into the agricultural equipment aftermarket sector and continued growth in the automotive sector has generated phenomenal sales delivering growth of 25% in the UK.
This is largely due to SPAL’s new generation of brushless products for hybrid and electric cooling. (Read our article, SPAL finishes 2018 on a high).
Continuity of supply
“As part of a major manufacturing group based in Italy, we’re mindful of the potential impact of Brexit on our customers, particularly if there is supply chain interruption at the borders as a result of a ‘no deal’ exit. Therefore, we’ve made forward provision to ensure that we can guarantee continuity of supply after March 29th.
“Excellent performance during 2018 has enabled us to make significant investment in additional stock to be held in the UK and we have also secured additional warehousing capacity. We’re taking a pragmatic view, whatever happens we will be prepared.”
Strength in our team
Continued growth has also led to strengthening of the management team at SPAL UK.
Business Development Manager Andy Saracino-Clift, who has 15 years’ background in field sales and has made a strong contribution to SPAL’s success in the bus & coach and automotive aftermarket, takes on a wider responsibility in his new role as National (Aftermarket) Sales Manager.
Magdalena Lech will extend her role in Sales Support, to focus on growing SPAL’s market share in the construction sector.
Positive words from Matthew:
“With several lucrative new contracts confirmed, increasing success in the agricultural sector and the prospect of additional business in construction, we predict further growth and a better year than ever in 2019.”