Kit Malthouse MP Gives SMI Seal of Approval
SMI were delighted recently to host MP for North West Hampshire, Kit Malthouse for a tour of their Andover headquarters.
Mr Malthouse was visiting following the inclusion of Scientific Management International in this years Parliamentary Review. The publication is a yearly indispensable guide to industry best practice which demonstrates how sector leaders have responded to challenges in the political and economic environment, and includes sector specific insight from the Prime Minister, Secretaries of State and MPs.
Scientific Management International are representing the Defence industry and their inclusion this year is particularly pertinent for the company as they celebrate 20 years of uninterrupted Capability Approval from the MoD for their through hull penetrator Pressure Hull Glands – a world first.
During his visit, Kit met with a number of the manufacturing staff on the factory floor where all manufacturing is completed by SMI within their Andover HQ. This highly skilled work is helping to create enviable levels of expertise within the workforce and significant training and investment into the local economy.
Kit was escorted around the factory by CEO Keith Wells and Chairman Martin Stillman-Jones as 2 members of the SMI board who were on hand to explain the cutting edge technology taking place.
“We were delighted to show Kit around our H.Q. and introduce him to our extraordinary team who are the secret behind our success. Our products are often mission critical meaning if they were to fail then lives could be at stake, but with this team of people working with us we can truly ‘fit and forget’.
Keith Wells, SMI CEO
Another reason for Kit’s visit was to outline SMI’s plans for expansion on site due to an increased order book and continued R&D into new sectors. This expansion is great news for the local economy and is keeping the highly skilled team who are so important local.