Sovereign Reigns With Deal To Engineers

A growing Burton based specialist pump business has chosen Sovereign Business Park as the location for expansion.

In a deal brokered by Derby based property consultants, Salloway Property Consultants, Seal and Pump Engineering (UK) Limited (SPE UK) have completed a lease of a prestigious unit on Sovereign Business Park as part of a planned move that will enable the business to continue its growth.

Founded in 1993 in Burton, by the husband and wife team of Derek and Gillian Mountney, SPE UK has evolved from a single spring mechanical seal supplier. Today, SPE UK is one of this country's leaders in pump, mechanical seal and spares for dedicated applications across a wide range of industries.

"Relocating to our new 4,000 sq. ft. offices on this Business Park into this thriving part of Burton, from Waterside Court, was the perfect solution for our business", said Chief Executive, Derek Mountney.

"Our family business has grown exponentially with our successful growth in mechanical seals, direct replacements on a like-for-like basis, and through bespoke pump equipment designed and operated in particular sectors, like brewing, heating and ventilation, and for swimming pools at leisure centres".

Diversification from sales into related pump and seal services, offering repair and overhaul of existing equipment, has established the business as a leader in its specialist fields. 

The latest hygienic seals offered by SPE UK in its extensive range, feature materials that offer Clean-in-place (CIP) that effectively removes the need for the equipment to be disassembled. They are perfect for use in the food and other industries and are available for use in all existing equipment.

"We had simply outgrown our offices and our existing facilities", said Derek's son Julian, who runs the Burton offices.

"By now having two larger offices in Burton, with the second in Yorkshire, we have immediately expanded our coverage throughout all regions of the UK. Our engineers can now be onsite with minimal travelling times. They provide engineering support and advice ensuring that plant systems are fully maintained and operating effectively".

The family-business approached Anwar Hussain at Salloway for advice on their latest move and re-location. Their key requirements were for larger offices and expanded warehousing facilities to cater for their increased stocks of spares and equipment.

"Finding the correct premises was critical to SPE UK's continued development", added Anwar Hussain, "The company investigated several alternative locations in and around Burton, before settling on Sovereign Park.

"They were fortunate in finding this particular unit. It was immediately attractive. Its added facilities convinced the team that their continued growth of specialist technical advice, and supply of replacement and ancillary equipment, would be well-served".

The pump industry is witnessing a major renaissance after a period of steady investment with the introduction of energy-saving motors. Combined with re-designed impellors, the latest pumps are bringing new efficiencies across the board for many industries. 

"The growing reputation of Burton and district as a superb location for the operation and development of SMEs, the continuing live-blood of the UK economy", added Derek Mountney. 

"This business neatly fits within the definition of an SME and illustrates just what can be achieved from a great team, working professionally onsite and in our offices".

For further details on remaining opportunities at Sovereign Business Park and across Burton please email anwar@salloway.com or telephone 01283 500030.

Anwar Hussain
Contact Details:
Tel 01283 500030

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