Ryan appointed to key role as Statiflo gears up for Brexit
Engineering company Statiflo has made a key appointment as it gears up for Brexit and further expansion in markets outside of the EU.
Ryan Sparrow has joined the Cheshire-based company as logistics and contracts engineer.
He has joined Statiflo from fashion company Visage, based in Trafford Park, where he was a customer co-ordinator and stock controller.
Before that, Ryan spent four years at Cardinal Maritime in Manchester as a senior logistics co-ordinator.
His role at Statiflo sees him responsible for managing the shipment and tracking of orders and liaising with freight forwarders, customs officials and airport authorities in territories such as Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, which are growing markets for the company.
In the UK, he works with haulage firms and couriers over the delivery of Statiflo’s bespoke products.
The company, which has its headquarters in Macclesfield, Cheshire, and subsidiaries in the US and Germany, is a world leader in the design and distribution of static mixers and other process equipment.
Its products are used in a variety of industries, including water and wastewater treatment, oil and gas, petrochemicals, food, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper.
Gareth Fry, managing director of Statiflo, said: “Ryan has slotted in very well into an important position within the business.
“We are responsible for the delivery of almost every component we sell, regardless of whether its destination is the UK or overseas.
“Even deliveries in the UK can be complex, especially when they involve our larger static mixers, as consideration has to be given to site access, safe loading and unloading.
“Having the correct paperwork and documentation and ensuring the right transport arrangements are in place are critical, and make a big difference to every order being delivered smoothly.
“Because of our experience and knowledge, we sometimes end up supporting and advising our customers on the best way to handle the importation.
“These aspects will become more important in the future, as we see significant growth coming from exports and, more importantly, from developing markets in the post-Brexit era.
“Closer to home, growth in Europe will be complicated by Brexit and having someone on board with Ryan’s expertise is essential and a real differentiator for us.
“He works well on his own initiative and as part of our growing team to fulfil this key role.”
Ryan said: “I love the variety of the role, as every item shipped is bespoke and every job is different. It’s a great time to join Statiflo with Brexit around the corner and excellent opportunities for export growth in non-EU markets.”
This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Statiflo .