Poole MP, Robert Syms, Visits local access control systems manufacturer, TDSi
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Poole MP, Robert Syms, Visits local access control systems manufacturer, TDSi

 22nd Oct 2012

TDSi has welcomed the MP for Poole, Robert Syms, in a visit to the company’s HQ in Innovation Close, to hear about the company’s 30th Anniversary celebrations and for a tour of its Headquarters.

During his visit, Mr Syms commented, “TDSi demonstrates that by combining technical skill with business excellence and the right products, UK businesses can truly compete on a world stage. Poole is very well situated for higher education training, with a wealth of highly skilled graduates and TDSi’s success shows that we can use this to grow the UK economy and provide excellent opportunities not only for the current workforce but also for the next generation, which will continue to offer excellence to both UK and overseas markets.”

Formed in 1982, from a previous company called International Time Recording (ITR) which was also based in Poole, TDSi was launched by a management buyout and expanded its portfolio of products to encompass a much broader range of access control systems, which is at the core of the company’s continued success. Now with a team of 32, TDSi finished the 2011/2012 financial year at the end of April on a highly positive tone, boasting double figure sales growth both in the UK and in international exports ­ with growth estimates for this financial year being even higher.

TDSi’s Managing Director, John Davies, added, “Whilst TDSi’s HQ is in Poole and we continue to manufacture our products here in the UK, a key ingredient to our past and future success is a healthy turnover in exports ­ which currently provide 50% of our sales. For the last 14 years we have co-ordinated our European operations through our French office in Noisy-le-Grand near Paris, and are continuing to expand our international reach. China and the Far East are now key markets for our products and  African and Middle Eastern markets are developing through a number of fruitful partnerships in these regions.” 

John Davies continued, “We have also invested internally to maintain the momentum, with new team members across all areas of the company, including sales support and business development, marketing and finance. These are exciting times for TDSi and we look forward to continuing our success for the next 30 years!”

For more information about TDSi and the products we offer please take a look around our website or call 01202 723 535.

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