Fit & Forget Cable Systems for Hostile Environments

Winners of SMI Supplier Awards 2021 announced

  • December 17, 2021
Winners of the SMI Awards program 2021

We are delighted to announce the names of the companies whose performance and outstanding contribution to our success we have recognised in this year’s SMI Supplier Award Programme.

“SMI’s ongoing growth is based on always delivering the promises we make to our customers. Our trusted position has to a significant extent been created through the support of a superb community of suppliers. We are able to rely on their expertise, dedication and professionalism to ensure we deliver customer projects to their complete satisfaction.” – Keith Wells, CEO at SMI.

The categories selected for recognition in our Supplier Award Programme reflect the values and qualities that are most important to us as a manufacturer of fit and forget cables systems intended for use within critical systems on high capital value platforms. I hope you will join us in congratulating the companies that we have recognised for their performance and contribution to our mission during 2021.

Continuous Improvement

  • AKP Ltd
  • GISMA Steckverbinder GmBH
  • Samar Precision Engineering Ltd

Customer Service

  • AKP Ltd
  • GISMA Steckverbinder GmBH
  • IS-Rayfast Ltd
  • Nylaplas Engineering Ltd

Environmental Initiatives 

  • AKP Ltd
  • GISMA Steckverbinder GmBH
  • IS-Rayfast Ltd
  • Nylaplas Engineering Ltd

On Time Delivery 

  • Concept Cables Ltd
  • GISMA Steckverbinder GmBH
  • Nylaplas Engineering Ltd
  • Precision Polymer Engineering Ltd
  • Ridgemount Technologies Ltd
  • Samar Precision Engineering Ltd
  • Tech Optics Ltd

Quality Performance 

  • GISMA Steckverbinder GmBH
  • Nylaplas Engineering Ltd
  • Ridgemount Technologies Ltd
  • Samar Precision Engineering Ltd

We initiated our Supplier Award Programme in support of our procurement strategy, which seeks to build strong supplier relationships that help drive innovation, continuous improvement and operational excellence. Having worked very closely with our winners this year, I’d like to personally thank all of their team members for their hard work and commitment to delivering our shared goals.”

Daniele Garramone, Head of Supply Chain at SMI

While all of this year’s winners have delivered tremendous value to SMI, one supplier, GISMA, has been named in every category and so deserves a special mention.

About our award-winning suppliers:

AKP Ltd

AKP has over 30 years’ experience in the precision engineering industry, delivering a first class machining service to a variety of sectors including the aerospace, automotive, defence, marine, medical, oil and gas and subsea industries.

Concept Cables Ltd

Concept Cables is an independent UK based cable manufacturer. With extensive experience within the cable industry, its committed team of professionals provide cabling solutions for a whole spectrum of industries.

GISMA Steckverbinder GmBH

SMI has partnered with GISMA, one of the world’s leading subsea connector manufacturers, since 1998. GISMA’s product range and expertise is perfectly aligned with our own goal of producing robust, high quality, pressure moulded subsea cable systems. Throughout our relationship, SMI and GISMA have innovated together, jointly developing new solutions for the most hostile connectivity environments.

Nylaplas Engineering Ltd

Nylaplas Engineering has been established for over 30 years. During this time, the company has grown from a small family-run business into a global supplier of engineering thermoplastic precision parts and stock shapes. 

Precision Polymer Engineering Ltd

Precision Polymer Engineering is a leading provider of high-performance O-rings, technical rubber mouldings and sealing solutions to a diverse range of industries across the world. Founded in 1975, with its head office in Blackburn, England, the company operates manufacturing facilities in the UK and the US, plus sales offices and dealers across the US, Europe and Asia.

Ridgemount Technologies Ltd

Ridgemount Technologies was established in 2000, as a specialist fibre optic design & engineering company. It specialises in fibre optic solutions for telecom, military, avionic and transport applications working on detailed specifications for critical components through to transmission system projects. 

Samar Precision Engineering Ltd

Samar Precision Engineering was founded in 1989 and quickly established a reputation for providing a complete service to its clients. Samar can provide a wide variety of engineering services from one-off components, through to large consignments, which can be tailored to suit individual delivery requirements.

Tech Optics Ltd

Fibre-optic product supplier and cable assembly manufacturer since 1988, Tech Optics Ltd is one of the UK’s longest-serving fibre-optic companies. Accredited to ISO9001:2015, it provides companies worldwide with an extensive range of the best available fibre-optic communications products, customised fibre-optic cable assemblies and fibre-optic expertise.