It was a busy first half of the year for SamsonVT as we continued to grow our team.
Our headcount is now triple what it was in 2020, and we continue to welcome new faces. The recent arrival of business analyst Matt Doran is now our eighteenth hire – and as we look ahead to international expansion, we expect to double the figure over the next 12 months.
We’re also continuing to develop our suite of products and services that are enabling product manufacturers to embrace Industry 4.0 technology. This includes SamsonCORE, which is replacing product manuals with 3D models hosted on an interactive digital platform, and SamsonBASE, an AI and machine learning-powered anomaly detection solution which supports condition monitoring.
Our recent growth has been supported by funding from Innovate UK, who provided us with a £500,000 grant to develop SamsonBASE – the maximum award amount Innovate UK offer. This support is helping us to expand our overseas operations and build the reputation of North West manufacturing tech in new markets.
Our recent growth has been supported by funding from Innovate UK, who provided us with a £500,000 grant to develop SamsonBASE – the maximum award amount Innovate UK offer.SamsonVT
We are now working with some amazing international companies such as Japanese machine tool builder, Mazak, and have been participating in global industry events such as UKinJapan.
Closer to home, we were recently selected to showcase our technology at the new Future Factory Centre opening in Liverpool. This follows an exceptionally strong assessment score from the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), a source of best practice in Industry 4.0, designed to champion British manufacturing on the global stage.
We were thrilled to score in the top fifteenth percent of performers in the MTC’s Supplier Readiness Assessment – far beyond what is usually expected of a company at this stage in their growth.
With so many positives during the first half of the year, we’re really excited about what the rest of 2021 has to offer – and look forward to some further big announcements soon.