A great first half-year for Chelsom9th December 2013
Despite a continuing worldwide recession, Chelsom have exceeded expectations in the first half of the year, seeing sales grow by almost 20% as against 2012 figures. Chelsom attribute this success not only to the design, value and quality for which they are renowned, but also to their fundamental understanding of the global contract lighting market in terms of function, technology, local regulations and logistics. Chelsom Hong Kong Ltd has helped maintain their competitive edge by enabling international customers to opt for direct shipment from China to the final project destination, thereby reducing lead times and freight costs. Export sales now generate around 30% of company sales, with figures for the first half of 2013 already surpassing total export sales for 2012.As part of an export expansion programme, Chelsom have bolstered their international sales team and enjoyed success participating in overseas exhibitions including Cruise Shipping Miami and Hospitality Design Expo, Las Vegas.
Custom designed product has also seen massive growth for Chelsom this year. The design wishes of worldwide clients, from spectacular one-off chandeliers to high volume budget guestroom lighting, now account for 30% of the company’s sales and Chelsom take pride in being able to turn such designs into successful reality.Managing Director, Robert Chelsom, says: “All the hard work put in by the whole Chelsom team has produced a remarkable start to the year. I am more pleased however that we move into the second half with a near record order book and we look forward to completing a number of high profile projects including The Mondrian London Hotel at the iconic Sea Containers House building, Chancery Court in London, Marriott Riyadh, Flame Towers Baku, the restoration of all period lighting at Manchester Town Hall and many more. In the meantime we are working hard on finalising designs for the 2014/2015 collection which will once again reinforce Chelsom’s position at the forefront of hospitality and cruise decorative lighting”.