Straightpoint (UK) Ltd, the load monitoring and crane scale manufacturer, has seen its export sales double from 25 to 50 percent over the past six years. To further support its Western Hemisphere business, Straightpoint has set up an additional office, Straightpoint, Inc., in California.
The new U.S. office will offer distribution, calibration and testing of the entire range of Straightpoint industrial-weighing and load-monitoring products supplied and manufactured at the UK facility. The primary focus will be on the oil, gas, aerospace and shipping industries, plus other business sectors requiring heavy load-monitoring equipment. The first of a number of planned regional distribution companies is in Texas.
“We’re delighted to offer support for our products and services in the Western Hemisphere,” said David Ayling, Managing Director of Straightpoint (UK) Ltd. We are pleased to have weighing specialists in the U.S. with more than 60 years of experience across the management team.”
Richard Sharpe, Director of Straightpoint, Inc., said, “Straightpoint (UK) Ltd recognized the potential for the product range in the Western Hemisphere, and we are very excited that our team in the States is now building the basis of a strong distribution network.”
Although the recession has adversely affected UK companies that import goods, it has greatly benefited firms that export. Straightpoint (UK) Ltd has expanded its export channels and developed a worldwide network of dealers.
In addition to the favorable exchange rate for UK products, Ayling attributes the Straightpoint global success to the company’s principle of providing the best possible service for customers—whether supplying custom-built machinery to go to Germany, equipment for the Britney Spears concert lighting rig, or items to test crowd control barriers. The company will apply the same standards to service from the U.S. office.
Straightpoint (UK) Ltd (straightpoint-inc.com) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cells up to a capacity of 1,000 tonnes. Straightpoint provides equipment to lifting and weighing companies globally.