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Oprema set for landmark year

 

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you have all had an enjoyable and well-deserved break and are recharged and ready to take on 2018. The past year has brought vast changes and improvements due to our continued growth and I have never been more excited about the future and plans we have in place.

New premises, new people and new projects
2017 saw us move into our new headquarters, one which both signifies our evolution as a company and now provides us with an industry leading security showcase and distribution centre (see Oprema HQ case study). Moving an organisation of our size over one weekend was certainly a challenge but thanks to a lot of hard work from our team, the move was completed with minimal disruption. I would like to thank everyone who was involved with planning, creating and bringing our new premises to life (you know who you are). We now have a home that embodies the Oprema spirit and provides the perfect platform to demonstrate our ability as the best in class security and fire system integrator and distributor.

Despite the subsequent challenges relocation presented, we still managed to increase turnover by 53% on 2016 and welcomed ten new members of staff to team Oprema over the last twelve months. Our ability to deliver turnkey bespoke project solutions as well as being a true one-stop multi-brand distributor has facilitated this growth. 2017 saw us secure more major multi-discipline national projects as well as increasing our day-to-day business thanks to our portfolio of high quality fire and security brands and increasing stock holding to over £3.5 million.

Changing the face of security distribution
By the time February comes around we will be entering our eighth year of trading. Thanks to our loyal customer base and the amazing team we have put together, we have come a long way in in seven years, but we are just getting started!

2018 promises to be a landmark year for us, with big plans afoot that will further accelerate our growth and help cement our place in the market. Expect to see our sales team at all the major industry events next year as well as seeing more of us throughout the press as we ramp up our market exposure. We will also be focussing on key end user markets such as education, transport, leisure and retail armed with some real game changing security technology such as extended power over ethernet and a new range of CCTV and video intercom solutions. We will shortly be announcing some exciting news regarding a new supplier, which will enhance our mid-market security offering. Also, keep an eye out for the new Oprema CCTV catalogue in the first quarter of 2018 which will be packed full of all the latest ANPR, facial recognition, thermal and panoramic solutions to name a few.

In the second half of the year we will be launching our new website and I am confident that it will become the market leading ecommerce experience, with several industry firsts planned. In addition to the new website, 2018 will also see major improvements made to our I.T servers and telephone system. With 2018 investments totalling over £250k, I can confidently say that we are fully committed to continuously improving our operations to keep ‘Delivering Tomorrow’s Security Today’ for our customers. As ever, I welcome any feedback from customers on how we can keep improving our customer experience to make Oprema the partner of choice for installers and integrators.

On behalf of everyone at Oprema, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers and suppliers for your continued support and look forward to continuing our relationship in what is set to be an extremely exciting year for us. I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed working with us throughout the last year and look forward to joining us on the next phase of our journey.

Best wishes
Gareth

Connect with Gareth on LinkedIn here.

Get in touch with our team on sales@oprema.co.uk or 02920 641 509 to discuss any new projects or order enquiries you may have.

Posted: 08/01/2018 09:04:12 by Michael O'neill | with 1 comments

Comments

John Shanahan

That's brilliant news, Good Job Gareth and well done to the Oprema team, Good luck with 2018's plans,

Best Wishes

John Shanahan

Date: 08/01/2018 14:05:17


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