Surinamese and Guyanese companies team up for lighting to beautify wooden products – Demerara Waves Online News- Guyana

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Update on Saturday 20 November 2021 at 8:30 am by Denis Chabrol

Floor-It CEO Andre Cummings discussing the launch of the joint venture with SEOS International

SEOS Solutions, headquartered in Suriname, has partnered with Guyanese value-added wood products company Floor-It in a US $ 1 million investment in Guyana that will focus on l ‘improved lighting and energy efficiency.

Floor-It CEO Andre Cummings said SEOS International will provide the “missing link” for its wood products. “There is a missing link in the home improvement products that we offer to customers. The link is missing to showcase these products and bring out their elements and you know what this link is? – Lights ! No more. We have found this missing link, this missing piece of the puzzle and today we are joining forces with SEOS International and together we will serve the Guyanese market with sustainable products, with products that respect the environment, ”he said. declared at launch.

Floor-It, which has a branch in Jamaica, produces hardwood floors, kitchen cabinets, and cabinetry.

SEOS International COO Said Muntslag said the company first planned to deliver energy efficient solutions to governments and private sector clients on a large scale before leading them to switch from fossil fuels to power sources. solar. This model, he explained, would allow consumers to buy power from SEOS International for a “fixed price” over a long period of time instead of making the initial investment to convert to solar power. “It is a turnkey solution for them but also the fact that they can buy their energy at a fixed price over the next twenty years”, he declared, adding that it would be an advantage because the prices of energy continue to increase.

CEO of SEOS International, Said Muntslag speaking at the partnership with Floor-It

SEOS International said that a solar power model was being developed with commercial banks, the government and that it was reviewing the technical and logistical requirements to “build this vision in light”.

The CEO explained that his company was ready to ensure that consumers use energy in the most efficient way possible before switching to solar power.

Mr Muntslag said that over the next few months, SEOS International hopes to offer its energy solutions to companies in the oil and gas sector to ensure that lighting is provided to the required standards.

When asked why SEOS International partnered with Floor-It, he acknowledged that his company could run the business on its own, but the partnership would allow sharing of resources to maximize opportunities and develop local content.

Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Chairman Timothy Tucker, speaking at the launch of the joint venture, hailed the business link as an example of local content for Guyanese. “The majority of things are local content, it adds value to local wood… everything to stimulate local content, everything to show that the Guyanese can have the skills, the know-how. We certainly need partners. That’s what we’re looking to add and make sure we have the capacity, ”he said.

Mr. Muntslag explained that users of lighting products focus on benefits such as type of lighting, energy reduction, ambiance. “One of the new services that we are presenting here is lighting as a service where we will give you what you need which is light and then we do the designs,” he said. he told reporters.

SEOS International, which also has a branch in Belize, said it would make the “initial investment” to purchase, install and maintain public, road and government buildings under a five to ten year contract for s ‘make sure they work as expected. .

He said the company has provided its services to airports, oil and gas companies, mining companies and hotels.

The representative of SEOS International is Philips Lighting, and the company also provides energy efficient heating and water conservation.

Action Invest Caribbean who helped match Floor-It with SEOS International.

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