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Rotherham company celebrates a decade of electrifying growth

posted 30 Aug 2011, 04:40 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 30 Aug 2011, 04:44 ]

Rotherham based company EMSc (UK) Limited is celebrating 10 years of continued success having recently reported on another year of outstanding growth. 

In the last 12 months the company has seen turnover increase by 50%, to £12.4m and has doubled its workforce to 70 people. To accommodate the growth the company has also moved into larger premises.  

EMS has come a long way since its early days when founder and designer of the company’s market leading product Powerstar, Dr. Alex Mardapittas, set up the company in his study at home. 

EMS has always been at the forefront of the latest energy saving technologies and is constantly looking to launch new products that will allow companies to reduce not only their electricity bills, but their carbon emissions as well. It is this vision which has allowed the company to grow at the rate it has. 

The company, which manufactures all its products in the UK has an impressive array of customers including; ASDA, Coop, Punch Taverns, London Stock Exchange, Metropolitan Police, Transport for London, Sheffield University, Bristol University and a large number of other Blue Chip clients, alongside government departments, Local Authorities and the NHS. 

Internationally the EMS is also expanding its presence with distribution agreements to supply Powerstar in Australia, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bahrain and Holland as well as the development of its own operation in Cyprus. 

Dr Alex Mardapittas commented about the continued success of the company: “We have grown a lot over the last few years to meet the growing market demand for our products. Excitingly, and despite the current recession, we are anticipating our growth to continue at an even faster pace than we have over the last few years.”

The company was also recently accredited with the ‘Made in Sheffield’ accolade in acknowledgement of the quality of its manufacturing process, its expansion into international markets and the international success of Powerstar. 


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