26 April 2023
SFL Flues & Chimneys
Pottington Business Park
17 September 2023
SFL are pleased to announce that Andy Dimond has been appointed as the new National Sales & Marketing Manager of the company’s UK & Ireland operations. Andy is an extremely experienced, dynamic Senior Sales Executive with a demonstrated history of success, working predominantly in the Domestic and latterly the Commercial/Industrial Plumbing & Heating sector driving and developing recognised brands such as Ferroli and Unical. Andy’s extensive industry knowledge, expertise and understanding of the building services market will actively help SFL to deliver their program of continuous growth and development.
Flavio Buccanti, Managing Director of SFL said of the appointment,
“Our aim is to accelerate and focus our growth into all markets, but specifically, the Commercial, Industrial markets, where we see more opportunity for managing larger, more complex projects. As Jacques-Olivier Joncoux, CEO and Chairman at Sphering said when speaking about SFL, “with SFL, Sphering increases its presence in the UK market and globally”- significantly, SFL benefits from being part of this global group too – together we are much stronger. Andy will lead the team at SFL to further expand its industrial, commercial, and residential presence and product range across the UK & Ireland commercial and domestic markets we have identified for growth”.
“I am extremely pleased to have joined SFL, a leading UK based manufacturer of flues and chimneys and look forward to further developing the National Sales effort here in the UK & Ireland. It is my plan to immediately visit all our valued customers to further develop our commercial relationship. I am proud to be part of a respected business that is SFL and working with the team to unlock potential and attack the vast opportunities that lay ahead.”
SFL, formerly known as Selkirk Manufacturing, is a leading prefabricated chimney manufacturer in the UK. It has over 50 years of experience in flue & chimney systems across Residential, Commercial, and Industrial markets. As part of its next chapter, SFL has completed an extensive rebranding overhaul following its recent acquisition by the Sphering Group.
Sphering is the market leader in Flue and Air Care across Europe. Its portfolio includes Apros, Eurotip, Joncoux, Lorflex, MK, SFL and most recently EKA in Germany. As a committed company, determined to play an active role towards the environment and society, Sphering has its own R&D centre: “WeLab”. This facility has allowed the group to comply with the newest European standards in terms of security, safety, and performance of their products and adopt a responsible innovation approach.
The Sphering Group has over 1000 employees and a turnover of 190 million euros, with each business renowned for expertise in the design, manufacturing and distribution of innovative, high-quality chimney and ventilation systems.
Sphering celebrated a century of existence in 2019. Faithful to its historical values, Sphering has implemented its CARE policy with customers, employees, secured and efficient products, environment, and society. Supported by committed local teams and backed by controlled financial stability, the Group has demonstrated its ability to carry out rapid, structured, and profitable growth.
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