A company that designs and installs high-tech road safety CCTV and security systems for commercial fleets has invested £2m in a new facility in Leeds.
SM UK’s new 10,000 sq ft specialist vehicle conversion centre , staffed by the firm’s team of engineers, provides bespoke fit-out and conversion services for customers ranging from commercial vehicle manufacturers and distributors to individual tradespeople with a single van.
In addition to fitting on-board safety technology, including the firm’s own award winning ‘Halo’ cycle warning system, the conversion centre is equipped to kit out vehicles with custom-built equipment. Contracts range from full van fit-outs, to security systems for large HGVs, and communications equipment for NHS ambulances and first responder emergency vehicles.
Managing director Steve MacDonald said: “As a business we pride ourselves on providing the best service for our clients and our new facility means that we can work on vehicles in a purpose built, clean and well-lit environment, with state of the art tools and equipment.
“Clients see swift turnaround times and, with room for up to 15 large HGVs in our new workshop, our team of skilled engineers have a modern, high-tech environment to work in.”
He added: “Our new vehicle conversion centre will equip us to meet rapidly growing demand for both top quality safety systems and professionally delivered vehicle fit-outs and conversions. We are looking to duplicate the model in the coming months with new facilities in the Midlands and the South East and will inevitably be recruiting further skilled engineers to staff those new centres.”
SM UK employs 55 people across its Leeds headquarters and nationwide fleet of mobile engineers. In 2018 its Halo cyclist awareness system was shortlisted for the Brake Fleet Safety Awards.