SECURITY AND fire safety systems distributor COP UK is reporting a “remarkable” surge in growth over the past year. The UK’s security systems market is said to be witnessing “unprecedented” expansion fuelled by increasing safety concerns, technological advancements and Government regulations.
Market analyst 360 Research Reports predicts a steady growth rate in the coming years, bolstered by the continuous development of advanced security-related technologies, among them Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. This trend, along with the increasing adoption of cloud-based services and growing awareness about the significance of security measures among the UK population, provides a promising outlook for companies like COP UK.
Last August, COP UK was acquired by the Weststone Corporation and has since been privy to impressive gains in revenue, headcount and geographic reach across the country.
“Established back in 1996, COP UK was already a thriving business with exceptional management,” asserted Haris Iqbal, managing director of COP UK. “By joining forces with the Weststone Corporation and retaining the entire management team, we are proud to have created something extraordinary and to be delivering value that resonates with our customers.”
New trade counters
Post-acquisition, COP UK has not only achieved impressive revenue growth, but also expanded its workforce by 30% and established four new trade counter locations in Manchester, Middlesbrough, Bradford and Birmingham to complement its headquarters in Saddleworth, Oldham.
“Market demand for our products is increasing,” explained Melanie Day, director of sales at COP UK, “but we also believe the reason for our explosive growth and future growth opportunities centres on our strong relationships with customers, employees and manufacturing partners. We focus on delivering exceptional experiences in these areas and remain wholly dedicated to our customers’ needs.”
As a business, COP UK offers a comprehensive product portfolio that includes various types of security systems, from simple IP cameras right through to advanced access control solutions.
The company also delivers “unparalleled” services, such as a three-year advance replacement and other Best-in-Class product offerings. While traditionally focused on CCTV systems, COP UK has recently expanded its security product portfolio to include intruder detection, access control and fire safety systems.
The portfolio includes brands such as Hikvision, Toshiba, Pyronix, Texecom and Apollo.
*Further information is available online at www.cop-eu.com