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October

Another significant order for Scot Seats.

Scot Seats Group have announced that they have been awarded a contract to supply their specialised shock mitigation seats to the Pakistan Navy. The order is for 6 boat sets of 48 seats, comprising of 42 of their S2J jockey seats and 6 of their Helmsman seats. The first seats for this order for high speed RIBs were shipped this week and it is expected that more orders of the same volume will be placed over the next few years. The contract is a significant order for the Fenwick based family run company. 

Scot Seat KPM Marine, the companies specialised marine division supply seating to rescue services, military operators, police forces as well as commercial boat operators all over the world, with an increasing number of products being exported every year.

This contract is one of several that the company, established over 16 years ago, has won recently as they have seen production requirements increase significantly.

Its not just the marine side of their business which is keeping the company busy.  Scot Seat Direct Ltd are UK market leaders in manufacturing seats for commercial vehicles, buses, trains, fire engines, military vehicles and blue light use. In recent months they have seen orders for over 50 vans for Advance Construction (Scotland) Ltd, which have all been fitted with 6 each of their M1 tested San Carlos seats.

All the design and manufacture of the seats is carried out in the Scot Seat premises, in Ayrshire where they have worked on building a strong team with a variety of skills to produce the seats in-house to the highest quality and standards. To help with the development of new models as well as testing large production runs, Scot Seat Group have recently built an in-house test centre, which allows them prove the construction of new seat designs prior to sending them to outside test centres for final approval. Having this facility means that development time can be reduced and they have the ability to carry out random tests on seats direct from their production line, to ensure their quality is maintained.

Scot Seat Group are looking to expand their current production facilities in order to fulfil increasing orders for both their home market as well as export. The current site houses the company in several different small building, which are old, inefficient and too small for the purpose.  Scot Seat Group have submitted a planning application to build a new purpose built unit which will house all aspects of manufacturing from metal work, to joinery, upholstery, composites, assembly, dispatch and a new coating facility. Over the last few years staff numbers have increased to 52 and a new unit would provide staff with a much better place to work and allow the staff numbers to increase too as they take on additional work.

Managing Director, Jonathan Young commented “We are really pleased with this latest order. We have been building the company since 2000 and the designs and skills we have in-house mean that we have products which are world leading and used by some of the most demanding of customers. The order with the Pakistan Navy is a great boost for our business and we look forward to expanding the business further to fulfil more orders of this nature.”

Posted by Louise Crowden | Categories: General News, Scotseat Group,