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Company History

A little bit about how we got here.....

 

 

 

At SES, we can trace our roots back to 1988 when, brothers, Mark and Gordon formed a company to manufacture and sell electrical equipment to the construction industry. It wasn't until 1994 that SES Film & TV was formed as a trading division, before we separated to form a limited company in 1995.

 

The equipment we provide can fit into two categories, permanent or temporary. The majority of the equipment produced at SES is for the temporary category, which covers everything from powering touring bands or theatre companies, through to bringing power to locations where it is limited such as outdoor film sets or in fields for festivals. We do, however, also produce equipment for permanent industries, which include wall mounted distribution boxes for theatres, film and television studios, exhibition centres, and industrial locations.

 

We have always been a true British manufacturer and are proud to have built our reputation on using high quality components combined with our robust design approach to produce products that are built to withstand the very high demands of the entertainment industry. The phrase ‘working first time, every time’ is the key mantra at SES, and we constantly strive to make the products as good as they can possibly be. 

 

We have invested in both equipment and staff since the beginning. All of our staff have either been through, or are currently studying towards, technical qualifications. As a company we constantly review our equipment, and whether it meets the needs of our clients, as well as investing in the best machinery to ensure this happens. The components used to make all our units are carefully assessed and the use of premium brand items is encouraged wherever possible.

 

In the uncommon event that we are unhappy with the quality or endurance of the parts, we will often manufacture our own component to guarantee our very high standards are met, for example we have designed our own variable earth leakage switches. Designs are carried out in-house and customers are given a CAD (Computer Aided Design) drawing along with a detailed description of the product, to ensure that they are happy with the technical and visual characteristics before any manufacturing commences. We also keep full historical data of all the projects to allow for them to be rebuilt, repaired or refurbished in the future. Once the equipment is delivered, we are happy to a open a maintenence contract to ensure it stays in perfect working condition.

 

Our product range is as equally diverse as the uses it can have, with over 75% of all the products manufactured by us being custom built to an individual customer's specification.

 

We are passionate about what we do and this is demonstrated in our consistent growth over the last 20 years. We have expanded in the Middle East, with our own warehouse, and are now one of a few well known power distribution companies in Europe and the Middle East.

 

Wishing to never be idle, we are constantly on the lookout for gaps in the market that we could invest in, in order to ensure our customers have everything that they need to get on with their job in hand. We have developed partnerships with one of the largest Dimmer Company in Europe, and have expanded their range, revolutionising this area. We also offer spare connectors and breakers, consumables such as tape (Le Mark), hard wearing clothing (Dirty Rigger) and most recently lighting (Luxibel). This list is not exclusive and is always evolving to include various items depending on the needs of our customers.

 

Working for SES is as tough as it is rewarding. The manufacturing process can sometimes be tricky, and as we mainly make bespoke equipment from design to finished product can sometimes take a few weeks, depending on the complexity of the customer's needs.

 

Please get in touch with us if you want more information on what we do, or would like to place an order.

 

We look forward to working with you in the future.
 


Some of the SES team
PKE Lighting Ltd

“SES have been supplying PKE with Power Distro for the last 10 years.  Whether it be our standard format or something out of the ordinary, SES have managed to produce the product on time, in budget and to a very high standard, and that is why we use them.  From design to delivery, SES have always managed to supply PKE exactly what we require in turn enabling PKE to service our clients.” 

Mike Pollard, Director