Market-leading contract lighting specialists Chelsom have opened in the Far East, trading as ‘Chelsom Hong Kong Ltd’. The exciting move has been prompted by sustained overseas sales growth with exports to 70 countries now representing 35% of the company’s turnover. The base will initially be an administrative one, but will expand to include a sales operation in the near future.
CEO Robert Chelsom comments: “Nowhere in the world can match our Chinese manufacturing partners’ standards of technology, finish and quality. Combine that with our in-house design capabilities based on years of close co-operation with the hospitality sector, and the result has been a long list of successful international projects. Opening in the Far East moves us closer to our manufacturing sources, ensuring constant QC inspections and technology reviews plus careful cost control.”
Director Will Chelsom, who is heavily involved in export sales, says: “The Hong Kong base means that customers in the Far East, Middle East, Asia, Russia and elsewhere can opt for direct shipment of consignments from China to the final project destination with complete confidence. They will enjoy substantial reductions in lead times and freight costs. Chelsom designs guarantee product suitability; Chelsom QC guarantees quality and now direct shipping via our Hong Kong base guarantees the most competitive export pricing.”
A large part of Chelsom’s more specific product range continues to be manufactured in-house with UK or European componentry. Such items will be shipped from the company’s Head Office in Blackpool.