Smith Brothers are delighted to welcome four new Regional Product Specialists to the business who will provide key product support to both SBS staff and customers, focusing on the exclusive to SBS brands Aquatechnik, Isotubi and Frabo.
Andrea Vignola, Andrew Martin, Clinton Thacker and Paul Berry will use their extensive industry knowledge and expertise to assist staff and customers with the below:
- Full Technical Support
- Product Specification – supporting and advising consultants, designers, main contractors and end users
- Product Demonstrations
- Installation Training & CPD Certification
- Technical Submittals
- Customer After Sales – site inspections & reports
- Standards & Legislation
Working with the Manufacturers
In addition to working closely with customers and SBS staff, the RPS’s will forge a close working relationships with each of the manufacturers and help to develop their products and all supporting documentation, literature and approvals to further enhance each brands reputation within the UK market.
Once the COVID-19 travel and hospitality restrictions have eased, they will be able to schedule factory visits, where both customers and staff can learn more about the manufacturer and their production capabilities. Our last visits in 2019 included trips to Aquatechnik and Isotubi.
Meet the RPS Team
Andrea worked for Conex Banninger for the past three years as a Regional Technical Sales Manager for the London and South West area.
Andrea said, “I want to expand and grow the specification market for the SBS exclusive brands, by supporting internal and external personnel. My tactic is to improve the knowledge and sales experience, along with being supported by our vast portfolio of stock in the branches.
T: 07880 781674
Andrew worked for Viega as a Technical Sales Manager for 18 months. Prior to that, he spent approximately 8 years working for Geberit as a Technical Sales Manager and then a Regional Sales Manager.
Andrew said, “My plans at SBS is to make a success of my role, by helping to secure valuable sales opportunities and increasing the businesses market share.”
T: 07436 240614
Clinton joins SBS from Pegler Yorkshire where he honed his skills and experience over the past 16 years, most recently as Commercial Specification Manager for the Central Region.
He said, “My plans are to build brand recognition, to secure project specification jobs and to help sell SBS exclusive brands. I also want to make friends and to have fun.”
T: 07974 044709
Paul joins from Geberit, where he held a Specification Sales Manager role for 18 months having previously worked at Grahams Plumbers Merchant for 9 years.
Paul said, “My plans at SBS are to create a presence in the country on our exclusive products. I want to fully assist the ASM’s in my region and make sure that we are getting our exclusive products specified on projects. My main target is to get all our installer customers aware and trained on the exclusive products and get them to use them.
T: 07425 640447
Aquatechnik, Frabo and Isotubi
The Safety Pol system by Aquatechnik has a unique flared jointing system, which provides a simple, yet secure, installation method for multi-layer pipes. The EN21003 approved Lloyds registered product with high insurance backed warranties gives the user total peace of mind when installing.
The fully WRAS approved system with sizes between 16mm to 75mm utilises an easy to use tool, which expands the end of the pipe in order to accept the fitting. This method unlike other systems, does not reduce the bore of the pipe/fitting keeping flow rates at their optimum. This often means lower sizes are needed compared to other technologies. The fittings are fully demountable and adjustable, allowing installation flexibility whilst maintaining joint integrity.
The safety system is made up of Pe-X/Aluminium/Pe-X pipe and PPSU fittings, which together form a complete solution, providing high thermo-mechanical resistance and long term material stability and reliability.
If you would like to view the range, click the link: sbsonline.net/aquatechnik
SBS stock Frabo M-profile press fittings from their copper & carbon range which are ISO 9001 certified. These products are typically used for plumbing installations, that include applications for water, heating, cooling, gas, solar, fire and many more…
The SECURFRABO press system is available in the sizes of 12mm – 54mm with an XL range up to 108mm. Like other systems, the product can identify un-pressed fittings during a leakage test.
If you would like to view the range, click the link: sbsonline.net/frabo
This 316L stainless steel press system is available in sizes ranging from 15mm – 168.3mm, the Isotubi NUMEPRESS system has a maximum working pressure of 16 bar and comes with a 25-year warranty. The products are manufactured to meet BSi and WRAS approval standards, as well as EN10217-7 and EN10312 standards.
Suitable applications include potable water, gas, heating, plumbing, solar, compressed air, steam, fire protection (sprinkler) and mining.
If you would like to view the range, click the link: sbsonline.net/isotubi-162