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TDSI promotes British Exporting Excellence as an Export Champion


Security manufacturer partners with UK Department for International Trade to offer advice and assist other businesses in reaching their export potential

Poole, 1st August 2019 - Integrated security manufacturer TDSi is proudly supporting the UK Department for International Trade’s ‘Great’ initiative as an Export Champion, encouraging British businesses to think globally when it comes to tapping potentially lucrative markets.

TDSi’s Managing Director, John Davies, who has personally been appointed as a South West Export Champion, commented, “TDSi has been actively exporting our products since 1984 and currently they make up 40% of our sales. Whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations with the EU there are huge opportunities in selling revered UK products and services around the globe, and we are keen to encourage and inspire other British businesses to embrace all available markets.”

The ‘Great’ scheme strives to encourage customers from around the world to engage with and buy from UK producers and expert service providers, whilst offering advice and support (including legal, financial and networking assistance) for UK businesses looking to embrace these potential markets and customers. As an Export Champion, TDSi is offering advice and experience to support other businesses looking to expand their export reach.

John continued, “In the past France and the EU have been our biggest export market, but Southeast Asia and the Middle East are due to eclipse their position this year. China is also a very important market for TDSi because despite being one of the great ‘workshops of the world’, savvy security buyers there know British manufacturers like ourselves have a well-deserved reputation for offering innovation, quality and excellent value for money.”

Exporting shapes TDSi as a business, as John explained, “It keeps us on our toes to deal with the competition and ensures we listen effectively to new customers and markets, adapting our products and services to maintain and establish relevance in each territory.”

It also offers fresh opportunities aside from those in the domestic market, as John added, “Despite being an SME manufacturer/exporter, we can take on the big boys, competitors considerably larger than we are, and beat them. We offer specialised, top-quality security solutions and are highly responsive with great service delivery – which is why we are winning in these overseas markets.”

TDSi has capitalised on these advantages on many impressive projects, including China Petroleum’s HQ in Beijing (where it beat a $20bn competitor); Shanghai Metro and other Metro systems in China; along with telecom and electricity companies in Thailand, Brunei and Malaysia.

John concluded, “We are keen to share this experience and knowledge through schemes such as ‘Great’, helping other UK companies to embrace a diverse selection of potential markets and to help ensure the UK remains a powerful force in international trade and exports.”

To learn more about TDSi’s products and services please visit or telephone +44 (0)1202 723535.

About TDSi

TDSi ( is part of the Vitaprotech group ( of companies, which has a combined turnover of €54m and over 300 employees. The group’s mission is to secure physical access to critical in two areas: perimeter intrusion detection and access control and security.

Established in 1982, TDSi has been at the forefront of the Access Control and integrated security management market for over 37 years. TDSi’s diverse and comprehensive product range encompasses Access Control Systems, Biometric Readers, Security Management software, IP CCTV Video Management Software. The portfolio can be easily integrated into other security and BMS applications and can be deployed at businesses and organisations of all sizes and types. TDSi is also proud to integrate with some of the leading manufacturers in the security industry, including Milestone, Hanwha Techwin, Panasonic, Ela Soft, SimonsVoss, Assa Abloy and Texecom.

With customers all around the world, millions of people every day rely on TDSi cards to gain secure, reliable access to installations. ISO9001 accredited, TDSi’s access controls range from standalone products to networked and integrated systems for all sectors. The company has customers across a wide range of areas including: Healthcare, Finance/Banking, Education, Transportation, Ports and Airports, Utilities, Industrial and Commercial/Retail.

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