Lewis joins the expanding SMI team

Lewis Davies is the latest addition to the expanding team at thermal insulation specialist, Seymour Manufacturing International (SMI).

Lewis, a former engineering apprentice, is dividing his time between reception and administrative duties at SMI’s headquarters in Sutton Maddock near Telford.

The 22-year-old, from Bridgnorth, said: “I was doing an apprenticeship in engineering, but decided that I wanted to take my career down a different route and try life in an office environment”.

“The beauty of working for a company like SMI is that you have the ability to get involved in every part of the process. I’m really enjoying my time here, and have been made to feel a part of the team.”

Brian Seymour, SMI’s founder and managing director, said: “We are delighted to welcome Lewis to our team. He’s already shown a real enthusiasm and understanding of our product range.

“We have now employed four people this year, and are continuing to expand on the back of some exciting new products.”

SMI is a world leader in thermal insulation for protection of food, chemicals, agricultural and home delivery products, serving a diverse range of sectors from supermarkets and pharmaceutical companies to blood banks, and the Ministry of Defence.

The amazing thermal properties of its trademarked lightweight Tempro product have been validated by the Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association and the Building Research Establishment.

Mr Seymour said: “Our product has been scientifically proven to cut energy loss by 25% in chillers and an amazing 33.3% in freezers.”

SMI’s new Back-Stop, a family of insulated flexible barriers designed to reduce energy loss from the back of a chilled or frozen vehicle, has the ability to revolutionise the food haulage industry, according to one of the companies involved in the testing process.

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