In 1981, a family organisation was founded to deliver unrivalled PPE and Workwear products to key industries, nationally. Since that time, SMI has evolved to become one of the UK’s leading importers and distributors of Workwear & PPE. Retaining our family values, the third generation of SMI’s founders took over the business in 2011, and we have grown rapidly ever since.
Today, we provide Workwear & PPE to organisations nationally, from our 40,000 ft2 Distribution Centre in Fareham. We work with suppliers globally to source ethical, durable and compliant safety products, with a catalogue which is continuously updated and enhanced as new items and materials are developed.
We also have our own range of Workwear & PPE (Rokwear), which we have developed in direct response to feedback and requests from our customers in each industry which we support. Through industry-leading machinery, we provide a fully in-house branding service with a fast turnaround.
Since our inception, we have maintained our strategic commitment to be specialist providers for select industries. This ensures that our research, procurement and product development is targeted to each industry which we support. It maximises our investment in our clients, allowing us to collaborate within each of our target industries to continuously improve our products and customer service.
This unique approach has led to our developing strong long-term relationships with our customers, based on principles of value, integrity, sustainability, growth and innovation. As a result, we now supply many of the UK’s largest firms, including several major blue-chip organisations. With a fast growing turnover, a skilled and committed team of 70 staff and a vibrant research programme, SMI will continue to grow in accordance with the needs and preferences of our niche industries.
But, don’t just take our word for it. Head over to our Sector pages and see for yourself why our customers think SMI is the ideal partner to deliver all of your PPE and Workwear needs.