2013 a good year for NW Systems Group

Posted January 23rd, 2014 by Frank Crouwel

Frank Crouwel, Managing Director
Frank Crouwel, Managing Director

We are looking back at a good 2013 with 15% growth for the business overall and a good performance in all areas but one. Our best performing area of activity was systems integration, which saw a very good 36% increase year on year. Our Streamdays stream hosting service grew a healthy 21% whilst our RemoteManager hosted video solution for construction projects was flat, as anticipated, due to a construction sector that continues to fluctuate from one period to the next.

Network Webcams, our UK leading online IP camera store, did well with sales value growth of 23% on unit sales growth of 11%, indicating that customers are again prepared to invest in higher quality, more advanced and expensive equipment. This is also a trend we are seeing in our systems integration division with customers increasingly becoming aware of the additional benefits that the more advanced products can offer.

Our focus on remaining a premium-brand, high value-add reseller with focus on a quality service delivery and technical know-how is proving to pay long-term dividends. In 2014, we expect the demand for higher-end products and services to grow further and on the back of such positive market conditions strengthen our market position as the leading UK specialists in IP video technology and system integration.

Going hand-in-hand with the closure of our New York-based US subsidiary and the consequential loss of exposure in international markets, our export sales in 2013 were down 26%. The closure of our US branch was part of our 2013 plan to focus more on our home market and in particular to grow our higher-value systems integration business in the UK, which plan is in full swing and has started to show the targeted results.

Overall, 2013 was a good year for us and our focus for 2014 will be to expand on our leading position as the specialists in IP-based video and security that we have build up over the last 10 years, with on-going growth of our highly-skilled team as well as continued development of the solutions and services we provide. We make ‘IP video‘ easy.

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