Smarta Technology expands to new offices as part of ambitious growth strategy.
Home Automation specialists Smarta Technology has today opened its new head office at Cardiff’s Pacific Business Park as it strives to surpass a £1m turnover this financial year.
The home automation company, which specialises in the installation of lighting control, heating control and smart home systems, has seen sales increase by over 320 % to £800,00 in its second year of trading, aided by the successful launch of new franchises in Ipswich, Manchester and Beaconsfield.
To sustain further growth, Smarta Technology has recruited 6 new full time staff and invested a substantial £100,000 into specialist plant used to create “greener” homes for the future.
Mark Wray, Managing Director of Smarta Technology said “This is an important period for Smarta Technology as we look to expand the business to new areas of the UK and recruit additional franchise partners”
“The opening of our new head office in Cardiff will manage the majority of our operation in Wales, while additional demonstration facilities at Cardiff’s Space Fitting Furniture store and Wynndel Properties Severn Quay development in Chepstow will enable customers to participate in live demonstrations of our bespoke home automation systems.”
A licensed installer of leading American home automation software Control4, Smarta Technology provides smart automation systems for both private and commercial customers. The custom designed systems are designed to automate lighting, heating, multi room audio, and CCTV security around the home or workplace which can be controlled remotely using fashionable mobile communications devices like the iPad and iPhone.
Mark Wray said, “Despite difficult economic times, there has been a consistent growth within the home automation industry. House builders have began installing home automation systems in an effort to gain a unique selling point within the competitive property sales industry.”
A qualified civil engineer, Mark Wray started the business from home in 2009 when he identified a gap in the marketplace for a national home automation installer. Mr Wray is pleased with the substantial progress made over a short period of time and has a clear vision for future growth.
He said, “It’s always been my ambition to start up my own business and develop a nationally recognised brand. We have made significant investments this year to make this vision a reality and we are confident of surpassing a £1m turnover target this year through opening additional showrooms in Bristol, Swansea and Cheltenham.”
Smarta Technology is one of the few licensed Control4 installers in the UK and has aspirations to become the UK’s largest home automation
installer by 2015.