Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) is one of the world's leading design and manufacturers' of sea floor trenchers and ploughs, and remote operated vehicles (ROVs) for the oil and gas, telecommunications and power industries.
The company has 60,000 square feet of manufacturing space over three production sites in the North East of England employing over 300 staff.
Exporting to 40 countries worldwide including Brazil, Japan, China and Vietnam SMD has also set up regional offices in Houston, Singapore and Macae in Brazil to be nearer to customers and cater to their needs.
Speaking of NECC's support with SMD's export activities Richard Howarth, Commercial Director at SMD says "NECC helps SMD to maintain valuable links and profile with the supply chain in the North East, while highlighting new export opportunities and supporting our trading overseas."
"SMD has used the NECC Letter of Credit Management Service on a number of occasions for exports to international markets including China and Vietnam. The service is invaluable in ensuring that we are paid promptly without a large administrative burden.
"As well as being our first port of call for advice on all aspects of documentary letters of credit, we utilise NECC for assistance and advice on a wide range of export related matters."
“NECC’s global contacts are a key part of our international marketing effort.”