Spillard ‘anticipates huge growth’ as it targets £10m sales

Spillard Safety Systems is on course to hit £10m in sales over the next 12 months due to an increase in demand.

New product introductions and demand for safety systems that reduce vehicle accidents has caused sales to rise and the manufacturer is expecting to grow 25%.

A surge of interest has occurred in its Spillard Live platform and Human Detection System from the construction, quarry and transport sectors.

In order to meet these ambitious expansion plans, the company has appointed Craig Flowers (pictured) as Operations Director, the first time a non-family member has become part of the Board.

Flowers, who started as a heavy plant fitter apprentice in 1998, has significant experience in high-level management roles in the aggregates and transport industries.

He said: “With the demand for safety products continuing to increase, Spillard is perfectly placed to deliver both bespoke tailored systems, as well as off the shelf products that will perform across a multitude of sectors.

“The HGV market is thriving and, with the demand for drivers booming, we offer systems that analyse driving styles whilst protecting not only the operator and driver but also the general public.

“There’s no better time to be joining the company and I’m sure my operational knowledge will be put to good use as we target £10m by the end of our financial year.”

The latest product introduced by Spillard is the Human Detection System (HDS), which delivers high-definition images with extreme low light, turning night into day.

More than £250,000 has been invested into the technology, which has been approved by Transport for London. It can be used across multiple devices and made to be extremely hard-wearing with a waterproof and dustproof rating of IP69K and shock resistance of 5.9G.

HDS can be fully integrated with the firm’s intuitive cloud-based platform Spillard Live, which captures and streams real-time video and analytics simultaneously from multiple cameras fitted to lorries, vans and commercial vehicles.

This means the footage is captured and recorded and can be used in ‘false claims’ if blame is place on the driver after an accident.

Craig Spillard, Finance Director at Spillard Safety Systems said: “Our business is growing at such a rate that we recognised the need for additional board-level experience and Craig will bring a new eye for detail and new processes to the company.

“We did £7m in 2020, our best-ever performance. If the pipeline of orders is anything to go by, we should easily do 25% more over the next twelve months and having the capacity to effectively service existing and new clients will be crucial.”

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