S1E offered the opportunity for customers to “Meet the Manufacturers” at their recent Open House Day at the beginning of July.
The S1E Open House was a chance for customers to meet the S1E team and see what they do as trenchless specialist suppliers, introduce products, take a tour of the warehouse, and enjoy some food and drinks while chatting pipe repair.
An event designed as a meet and greet, customers had the opportunity to meet representatives from brand partnerships, as S1E brought together some of the best manufacturers in the drainage and pipe repair market, such as Fernco (previously Flexseal), Picote Solutions, UHRIG, IBAK, BRAWO Systems, RIDGID, Hurricane Trenchless Technologies, Trelleborg (I.S.T.), ProSolve Products and their new lining partner, SAERTEX multiCom.
“Our Open House offers the perfect opportunity for existing customers to meet the manufacturers of their favourite products and discover new ones too. It’s also a chance for other companies and contractors to join and chat with us and our partnership suppliers, to take an in-depth look at what trenchless and drainage repair equipment has to offer,” commented Terry Ingleby, General Manager at S1E Ltd.
S1E entered a new UV-CIPP Lining partnership with SAERTEX multiCom in April and have seen immense success being a local stockist for the SAERTEX-LINER® MULTI Type S+ Gravity UV Liner. At the event, SAERTEX multiCom previewed their latest innovation to hit the market, the TYPE E, their new seamless design for the SAERTEX-LINER® MULTI range.
Supporters of the event, Fernco joined the day to interact with their end users, and customers. Designing and developing drainage couplings and connections, and responsible for transforming the way pipes are repaired and replaced around the world, they showcased their newly launched universal, push fit lateral connection saddle Fernco Storm-T, alongside their other water management products.
“The event was a great success for Fernco. Demonstrating where products are actually used in practice certainly got the attention of ground workers on the day. It was a great day,” said David Millward, National Sales Manager at Fernco.
With a focus on providing best products and equipment, for a straightforward installation and an excellent finish on site, the S1E Open House Day showcased a number of products for every stage of pipeline repair; from inspection systems and cameras to cleaning and cutting equipment and tools, to a range of CIPP lining, equipment and consumables and LED and UV Lining Systems, as well as structural point and mechanical point repair, and water management, couplings, connection products and everyday contractor essentials.
Customer commented, “We attended the S1E Open House event and found some items of interests to us. With a wide range of suppliers available to talk to, we were able to discuss new tools with RIDGID, get some PlumbQwik™ samples from Fernco, and learn more about Picote’s new lining systems. All in all, it was a good event for us to attend so many thanks.”
Hakim Dehimi, International Sales Director at Brawo Systems said, “The event was perfectly organized, and I like the idea of ‘meeting the manufacturer’. I had some good discussions with some of S1E’s clients about our systems, products and projects in the future.”
Sales and Customer Service Europe at UHRIG GmbH, Christopher Rings said, “I really liked the idea of ‘Meet the Manufacturer.’ I had some interesting talks with potential new customers but also with some who have already used the Quick-Lock system. For me it was a successful event and I had a lot of fun spending time with the S1E team again.”
Being able to get a range of products and representatives from market leading brands and manufacturers in front of S1E’s customers was highly valuable, as they were able to see just how innovative they really are and visitors were able to ask questions, and gain the technical details required, to find out how easily these products can be installed and operated.
S1E looks forward to continuing to work with their partnerships to deliver and expand on more high-quality products and services as well as building new relationships with customers to provide specialist trenchless solutions.
“We want to say big thank you to all our customers that took the time out to attend, also many thanks to our partner suppliers; Fernco, Picote, BRAWO, SAERTEX, RIDGID, IBAK, UHRIG, Trelleborg, Hurricane and ProSolve for their attendance and support to make this an enjoyable event for everyone,” added Scott McMurray, Managing Director at S1E Ltd.