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Surrey engineering company Semmco celebrates Queen’s Award for Enterprise

 

Stuart McOnie

Semmco, Woking-based innovative British engineering company, has been awarded Britain’s most prestigious business honour: The Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Semmco has been recognised for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years. Semmco is one of 200 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

 

Semmco is dedicated to designing innovative solutions creating a safe and efficient working environment for aviation, helicopter and rail customers, engineering maintenance equipment, access platforms and aircraft refuelling systems.

 

Operating across Europe, the Middle East, Australasia and the Americas, Semmco is now a truly global business having opened its maintenance and assembly facility in Dubai in January 2017, and most recently its USA office and manufacturing facility in Arlington, Texas. Semmco has an impressive roster of customers, including British Airways, Qantas, Delta, Easy Jet, First Capital Connect, Alstrom and Rolls Royce. 

 

The company has seen its overseas sales grow from £392,340 as 19% of total sales in 2015 to £1.365 million as 40.5% of total sales in December 2017.

 

Stuart McOnie, Managing Director of Semmco, “We are extremely proud to have received the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category this year. It’s an incredible achievement and a testament to the hard work of every person at Semmco.

 

“We’ve had an exciting few years, in 2017 we saw the opening of our maintenance and assembly facility in Dubai. Last year we expanded our design and manufacturing facility in Woking due to high demand, and this year we opened our USA office in Texas. This award win puts us in good stead for the future.”

 

Now in its 53rd year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years. Semmco will celebrate its award during a royal reception for the Queen’s Awards winners in the summer. 

 

About Semmco:

Semmco is an innovative British engineering company that designs, manufactures, installs and services a wide range of ground support equipment and access platforms for its global network of aviation and rail clients.

 

Since 1993, Semmco has led the way in providing innovative designs and intelligently engineered maintenance equipment for the aviation and rail industries alongside respiratory safety equipment for teams working in high-risk environments.

 

Through close working relationships with its clients, Semmco has designed and developed an extensive range of high quality equipment that meets the needs of teams on the ground and conforms to worldwide safety standards. Products are built to last and enable maintenance, service and inspection work to be carried out safely across the range of aircraft and trains in operation today.  

 

Manufactured from quality materials, and designed with the user in mind, the products feature innovative developments that make complex tasks easier and safer to carry out during maintenance work therefore keeping the engineer safe whilst protecting the aircraft, helicopter or train from any damage.  

 

Semmco’s range of modular platforms can be used across multiple aircraft  or trains, ultimately saving time and money for its customers. The entire range of aviation ground support equipment is easy to operate and locate, limiting manual handling and improving efficiency.  Alongside the standard products, Semmco offers a consultation and intelligent design process, for its customers to achieve bespoke solutions.

 

The extensive range of products includes:

• Ground Support Equipment

o Nitrogen and oxygen charging carts

o Wheel and brake service trailers

o Portable nitrogen and oxygen charging kit

• Aviation Access Platforms

o Variable height maintenance steps

o Variable height engine steps (UCAS)

o Variable height and towable APU platforms 

o Docking solutions

o Refuelling Steps

• Rail Access Platforms

o Front, Side and Roof Access Platforms

o Fixed Gantry Platforms

o Pit Access Boards and Steps

 

Semmco’s after sales service includes maintenance and repairs as required.  Alternatively customers can opt to sign up to our annual service contracts. Lease/Hiring and Total Care Package options for equipment are available on request.

 

Here is what the Managing Director Stuart McOnie had to say:

 

Let's Talk: Meet Woking-based company awarded Britain's most prestigious business honour- The Queen's Award for Enterprise

Woking-based innovative British engineering company, has been awarded Britain’s most prestigious business honour: The Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Semmco has been recognised for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years