Havant firm marks year end by notching up a record turnover

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A FIRM is a force to be reckoned with after unveiling record turnover in 2012.

Straightpoint, which designs and manufactures devices to accurately measure loads and forces, has seen a 60 per cent increase in turnover and, as a result, is expanding its number of staff and doubling the size of its UK head office in Havant.

Straightpoint director David Ayling said he believed there had been a number of factors which added together made the company so successful in 2012.

He added: ‘We took on a number of additional distributors including a major player in France, launched new hire and offshore services, launched a new world-exclusive wireless centre of gravity system, and our reputation seems to be increasing for our robust products, speedy delivery and friendly, efficient customer service.

‘Although business from some countries has slowed a little due to the economic situation, we have balanced this by gaining additional business from countries with booming economies.

‘With our enhanced team in place and double-sized head office ready in 2013, we’re aiming for another record year by providing fantastic products backed up with excellent customer service.’

As a result of the increase in business, Straightpoint recently took on new business administration and calibration engineer apprentices.

In addition, UK sales manager Steve Woodhead and technical sales engineer for the US office John Molidor joined the team.

Straightpoint’s most recent head office addition is calibration manager Wayne Chant.

Mr Ayling praised the skills of his new staff.