Spillard on course for record £5m year following commercial vehicle boost

Growth | Midlands | Transport & Distribution

Helping the commercial vehicle sector reduce ‘blind spots’ has put a Wolverhampton-based safety solutions provider on course for a record £5m year.

Spillard Safety Systems, which celebrated its 25th birthday in 2017, has secured a number of new contracts with DHL, Marston’s and Tesco’s One Stop stores to fit its vehicle video surveillance, four camera system to over 1500 vehicles in a bid to improve driver performance and reduce accidents.

Over £800,000 of business has been won that will see it expand by nearly 20% over the course of the next six months, with ten additional engineers already taken on to cope with current and future demand.

The firm is also in the process of launching its new video telematic service ‘Spillard Live’, which gives companies real-time, remote access to footage taken on all of its camera systems.

Pete Spillard, Managing Director of Spillard Safety Systems said: “Mining, construction and plant have typically been our core markets and, whilst we are still seeing market share grow in these sectors, it is the sudden spike in orders for commercial vehicles that is putting us on target for £5m.

“Major retailers with big fleets and distribution companies are switching on to the dangers of ‘blind spots’, not to mention the additional benefits that come from giving their drivers improved all round awareness using our four camera system.”

He continued: “One of our engineers will conduct a visibility study on-site and then work with the customer to develop the right solution for their vehicles or mobile equipment. This could be a camera system, specialist mirrors or warning lights…and in some instances all of those solutions in one centrally controlled system.

“As well as reducing accidents and improving safety, our technology is increasingly being used to prove liability in the case of accidents, a previously expensive issue for companies who often had no way of proving what actually happened.”

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