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Union appoint home-grown Scot to cover growth in Scottish sales

Union Industries, the UK's market leading manufacturer of the Matadoor Range of Industrial Hi-Speed Doors, has appointed a dedicated Scottish Technical Sales Engineer to deal with its expanding sales north of the Border.

Former Naval marine engineer Steve Moultrie, 37, will be Leeds-based Union's contact for new and existing customers in Scotland. From his base in West Lothian, he is perfectly placed to cover the needs of customers from the Borders to John O' Groats.

His appointment follows an increase in sales of Union's standard range of Hi-Speed Doors, and an enormous boom in sales of its unique Eiger Freezer Door to distribution centres and food processing companies across the central belt and around the northern shores.

The most recent contracts secured by Union Industries in Scotland have included the installation of seven Bulldoors and three Eiger Doors at a new distribution centre being built for Tesco Stores in Livingston.

3663 First For Foodservice's chose a pair of Eiger Doors and four Bulldoors to compliment its purpose-built, state of the art distribution centre at Newbridge, 10 miles from Edinburgh.

The fine Whisky company, Glenmorangie, renowned throughout the world for its heavenly dram, chose Bulldoors for its Broxburn Distillery.

Steve's role will be to build upon these achievements and further strengthen Union's position in the Scottish market, particularly in the food and drink sector where the company's Eiger Freezer door has enjoyed so much success and is an essential element in the efficient and cost effective running of cold stores.

Steve brings with him a wealth of industry experience and has worked in a range of different sectors. In addition to his naval career, Steve spent a number of years in the fresh food and flexible packaging industries including gravure printing and thermoforming plastic manufacturing. Prior to joining Union Steve was an Operations and Productions Team Leader in the steel industry.

Steve said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to develop my sales skills, calling upon my experience in industry. I was really impressed by Union. It is such an innovative, progressive and friendly company that is dedicated to understanding and meeting the needs of its customers. I have come across many companies that aspire to giving tip-top service but have never before come across one where the quality of service given is so ingrained in its ethos. I am looking forward to establishing myself as part of its team of Sales Engineers and growing the company's presence in Scotland.”

Isobel Schofield, Managing Director of Union Industries, said: “The market opportunities in Scotland, particularly in the food and drink sector, have been growing to such an extent that we were hard pushed to give the service required from our England base. We now have a native Scot to dedicate all of his time to serving the needs of his fellow countrymen.”

“It is important that our Sales Engineers understand and appreciate the challenges facing our customers. This is why we employ engineers first and then train them about sales in the 'Union Way'. I am sure Steve's industry knowledge and experience will be of real benefit and he is a welcome addition to the team.”

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