WSM Datatech is celebrating a year of success as the company marks its first anniversary. The hub for networking and data equipment is part of a number of specialist divisions established by the Edmundson Group 12 months ago and it has proved to be a major success.
“We’re delighted at how Datatech has been received by the industry and at how well it is performing,” explained John Auld, Branch Manager at WS Mercer, Belfast, where Datatech is based. “This is a thriving industry and we have put a lot of time, effort and investment into making this work. The result has been our involvement in a number of prestigious domestic and commercial projects and a strong reputation as specialists in networking and data equipment. “We’re looking forward to building on that in the future.”
The recent appointment of Carl Wilson aims to build on that success, and he is looking forward to the challenge. Carl joined the company three months ago from another electrical wholesaler and is excited about the opportunities his new role as a networking and data specialist will offer.
“I started as a van driver and have worked my way up to a sales position, so securing this new role is an important step forward for me,” said Carl. “The foundations are already in place, as we already have superb relationships with electrical consultants and contractors as well as a comprehensive product range from the leading manufacturers in the networking and data sector. “This is an exciting time to be involved in this industry and I look forward to working with our customers to bring them the best service possible in networking and data products.”
Carl believes the company’s holistic approach is key to the its success.
“Mercer’s is respected as a company that delivers in terms of quality products that are backed up by an excellent service, and that is exactly what we offer at Datatech.”
First class data and networking service
Whether it is a domestic or commercial project, data and networking is now a central part to the design and installation process – a fact recognised by the service offered by WSM Datatech.
“We have worked hard to build a comprehensive portfolio of products that meet a wide range of requirements within this sector,” explained Carl Wilson, Data and Networking Specialist at WSM Datatech. “These are all quality products from reputable manufacturers, which means our customers have complete peace of mind.”
From data cables and patch leads to face plates, UPS, cabinets and everything in between, WSM Datatech covers every aspect of this sector. But it isn’t all just about quality products. In line with the hard-earned Mercer’s reputation, the company’s service is also second to none.
“This is a highly specialised sector that is regulation driven, but we have extensive experience and technical knowledge that consultants and contractors can benefit from,” added Carl.
“We can offer advice on technical aspects of a project, including ensuring that the products meet regulations, and on the design and installation. This can be for a one-off home or for a large-scale commercial project like an office block or hotel.”
Regulations are driving the data and networking sector forward, with the current focus on reducing smoke levels in the case of a fire. With this in mind, training is also available through WSM Datatech, with the company offering CPDs for consultants as well as installation training for contractors, including a CNCI course.
“This is a fast-moving industry, so offering training means our customers can ensure they remain at the cutting edge of the latest innovations and developments,” Carl added. “More contractors are diverging into this sector while consultants recognise the importance of being up-to-date on the latest developments and regulation changes.”
The extensive networking and data product range from WSM Datatech is available direct from the trade counter at Duncrue Industrial Estate or for delivery direct to site across the UK and Ireland. In addition, the Datatech service is available through any branch of Edmundson Electrical.
With this comprehensive product range, technical and installation guidance, training and back-up support, WSM Datatech’s all- inclusive approach has proved popular since the service was launched a year ago.
“Consultants and contractors benefit from having one point of contact to meet all their data and networking requirements,” added Carl.
WSM Datatech has worked on a wide range of different projects, offering different levels of support to customers. These have included prestigious jobs for Henderson’s, Lidl, Premier Inn and Belfast City Hospital, amongst others.
“We have proven ourselves time and again and now that we have completed a year in business we look forward to building on that success,” concluded Carl.