The opening last year of Detectamet Inc in Richmond VA was a major step for the supplier of the most Detectable products in the world, Detectamet Ltd. The good wishes of the people of Henrico gave heart and hope to the new local company.
Thirteen months later company Chairman Sean Smith has announced that sales in its first year in the USA exceeded expectations. “ Our sales to North America before we opened in Richmond were a good six figure sum” Smith explained “but getting closer to our American customers and finding new ones every day has resulted in a fourfold increase in turnover and enabled our company to pass the million dollar turnover mark.”
Experiencing the US way of doing good business and the opportunities to explain the technical benefits of Detectamet’s detectable products have been major steps forward. The US food industry is going through important changes and the company is well placed to help US food producers.
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is acknowledged to be the most sweeping reform of US food safety laws in more than 70 years. It aims to ensure the US food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. Detectamet has been a leading contamination prevention company for the past 15 years. It supplies detectable plastic equipment that can be identified and rejected by modern metal and X-ray detection systems used in food quality protection.
Smith, who recently attended his fourth important US exhibition this year in Chicago, following a week at the world’s biggest food show in Paris , France said “Our expectations have turned to confidence and I am so pleased to be able to help the US and the worlds food production industries to reduce food contamination.” Detectamet offers a free on-site audit to ensure all potential plastic contamination risks have been identified and reduced.