PF Concept and SPS EU unite for growth with investment plan
European promotional supplier PF Concept and Black pool manufacturer SPS EU have become one operation under the name of PF Concept UK Ltd. The move follows the acquisition of SPS EU by PF Concept in December 2017. As part of the transition, PF Concept is investing in the UK business to increase capacity, make it easier for customers to place orders, and deliver good customer service. PF Concept and SPS will combine their product portfolios into one collection, offering PF Concept products alongside The British Collection.
In preparation for this, PF Concept has relocated its UK sales team and customer service functions to the SPS manufacturing site in Blackpool. SPS has plans to expand its operations to take on an additional 30,000ft2 next to the current manufacturing facility. This area will become a dedicated print unit, supporting the team in delivering extra printing capabilities and helping to reduce current lead times.
The combined PF Concept UK team will be led by Phil Morgan, with Tracey Bowen leading the sales and marketing functions. Bowen said 2019 would be a big year for PF Concept.“With a unified team, new products, a new facility, and new equipment, we believe we will take big strides forward as a business, all of which will be hugely beneficial to our customers.” Phil Morgan, director, and CEO at SPS said: “Just as PF Concept is renowned fora fantastic product range and short lead times, SPS has a great reputation for UK manufacturing.
With such a strong focus on the need for re-usable drinkware, our growth has been significant, and this additional investment will be critical to us meeting demand in the UK and across Europe.” PF Concept has also acquired the assets of Paper Innovation, a specialist in sticky note products. Quarter one of 2019 will see the launch of a wide range of sticky-note products, all manufactured in Blackpool.