12 May 2021

SMART Celebrates anniversary with further investment

Leading Suffolk manufacturer celebrates management buyout anniversary with further investment.

Just months after having invested in four cleaner and greener delivery vehicles, a booming Suffolk firm has responded to an ongoing surge in orders – and purchased another four.

SMART Garden Rooms, Offices & Studios, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of quality outside buildings, which has been trading since 2006, has enjoyed unprecedentedly healthy trading conditions for the last three quarters as the working from home revolution has gripped the nation.

In that time, the company has created no fewer than nine new roles, upgraded its indoor and outdoor showrooms and is working to full manufacturing capacity.

In February, SMART invested in four brand new Citroen Relay L3H2 2021 delivery vehicles as part of its longer-term fleet replacement programme. The new vans are more reliable, produce lower emissions, and have a better payload with less maintenance and downtime than their predecessors.

SMART VansThis week the company took delivery of another four at its Thurston headquarters.

Paul Sheppard, SMART’s operations director, said: “We’re coming up to the second year of the management buyout that saw Matt Moss, Sue Philips and myself take over the company. So, in many respects these new vehicles are like anniversary gifts to our customers and staff – ones that will help us deliver even better solutions to our customers. With the business trading at 150% compared to this time 12 months ago, investment in the growth is top of our list. We have a truly awesome team here at SMART and they are all very excited about the future of the company.”

Matt Moss, the company’s managing director, added: “The core ethos of SMART is about quality and reliability of service. This further investment in our fleet reflects our single-minded determination to always provide the best materials, designs, installation service and customer service in our market sector. As we enter our third year as a SMART management team, we would like to thank everyone – our customers, staff and suppliers for their contributions to our ongoing success.”