Manufacturing: secure home solutions specialist SCS Sentinel facing strong growth

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SCS Sentinel was recently relocated to Urmet’s new industrial centre in Cholet, Atlantic France. The company, which specialises in access and home security, recorded a 25% growth increase in 2021, despite a shortage of electronic components and inflation of transport costs.

A subsidiary of Urmet France group, SCS Sentinel designs and manufactures access and home security systems, such as motorised gates, doorbells and intercoms for private individuals. 

Distributed in DIY stores in France and other neighbouring European countries, the company claims to be the French leader of door bells and motorisation. The company counts 31 employees at its Cholet site. 

A 40% growth increase compared with 2019

With a projected turnover of €17 million at the end of 2021, SCS Sentinel recorded a 25% increase in growth this year and has even achieved an increase of 40% growth compared with 2019. 

Despite this strong growth, Stéphane Garreau, Managing Director of SCS Sentinel, is expressing mixed feelings. “It is difficult for us to make projections for 2022“, he says in a press release. “Our development prospects are still subject to changes in the price of raw materials, shortages of electronic components and inflation in transport costs. This inevitably impacts our supply chains and consequently our profitability.” 

A recent relocation in Cholet

One year ago, SCS Sentinel moved to Cholet, within new Urmet headquarters, joining two other group subsidiaries: FDI Matelec and Yokis. This recent relocation is intended to develop a better collaboration between commercial teams and strengthen R&D activities of the group, which is focusing on eco-design and improving the energy efficiency of its products.

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