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Select Group is a unique, multifaceted products,
distribution and marketing business.

Knowledge, Manufacturing & Service

Knowledge, Manufacturing & Service

Established originally as Select International Ltd in 1988 by Managing Director Alan Archer, Select began life as a consultancy assisting US manufacturers in the HVAC industry to enter the new harmonised European Economic Community "Single Market".

By the early 1990s Select Products International Ltd (SPI) had evolved into the company's physical production and distribution arm. The next two decades have seen the business expand with the creation of 5 new businesses: Select Solutions, Select Facilities, Trade Counter, Alert Technology and Advantage Products.

In 2002 The Select Group of Companies Ltd was formed through the consolidation of its then, 4 different operating businesses. The Select Group's office and warehouse is based on the English Riviera located in the South West of England. View map

  • Select Solutions

    Select Solutions is the Group's centre for new product innovation and development. In 2008 Select started on its most exciting project to date, The Alert Project. EU funded, the Alert Project was part of a European Consortium which successfully developed ground-breaking and patented asbestos detection equipment which could potentially save countless lives around the world, particularly within the Construction industry. Under Select's control, the Alert detector range is now being commercialized with manufacture due to commence in 2016. Select will be responsible for the manufacture and distribution of the Alert range worldwide.

  • Select Products

    Select Products Int'l (SPI) supplies in excess of 1000 top brand products to Plumbing, Heating, Air-conditioning, Engineering, Maintenance and Building Merchants located across the UK and into Europe. Specialising in unique, time saving products SPI distributes over 100 own-branded products, and now offers one of the widest ranges of professional quality plastic and metal access panels in Europe, including our own brand ReversiDoor® Access Panels, J-Pan and J-Air Plastic Access Panels for Part J Building Regulations. In addition to our vast access hatch range, SPI also manufacturing our own DoseUp™ central heating dosing vessel, A-Braid® and CleanFit® plumber's abrasives, Virgin White thread sealants and many more innovative repair and maintenance products. All of which are available to our merchant customers for OEM (own label packaging). SPI supplies the trades through national and independent merchants via their traditional trade counters, also online and mail order catalogue distributors. Contact us about becoming a Select Products Merchant or Distributor Customer or visit the SPI website.

  • Trade Counter Direct

    Trade Counter Direct Ltd (TCD) having begun life as a small Ebay shop in 2005, TCD now supplies over 35,000 professional brand tools and products direct to busy tradesmen from all trade sectors, as well as serious DIY enthusiasts. 2013 saw a new-look site covering a broader spectrum of products and industry sectors including Car & Home, Garden Tools, Workwear Health & Safety and Fixing & Security. TCD remains one of the most well respected and dominant suppliers of access panels, plumbing tools and drain equipment on the internet. TCD also launched the very 1st tradesmen's tool shopping app for mobile iPhone called TCD Tool Shop, allowing busy tradesmen to buy products whenever need and wherever they might be. TCD continues its expansion with activity in international markets and the development of a number of new online stores under the umbrella TCD Websites including Meter Boxes Now.

  • Alert Technology

    Alert Technology is the division within the Select Group involved in the commercialization of the Alert Detector range, the world's first real-time detectors of airborne asbestos fibres. With working Alert prototypes in the field, existing routes of distribution and a proven global multi-sector demand, Select are also interested to speak with potential investors and collaborative partners who might like to be a part of this exciting, patented, life-saving project. Manufacture is planned to commence in 2016 at our Loribon House premises which are being adapted and improved to incorporate new sales offices, hi-tech assembly, new R&D labs and automated distribution facility.

  • Advantage Products

    Advantage Products was established in 2013 to focus on supplying essential construction components direct to leading developers, large scale construction firms, housing associations, property owners and large facility management companies. These are sectors of the market not previously targeted by sister companies SPI or TCD. Advantage's initial focus is to offer the group's massive range of professional quality plastic and metal access panels and loft hatches. Visit the website or Contact us.

  • Select Facilities

    Select Facilities is the warehousing and logistics division of The Select Group. Whilst it’s primary focus is to support Select Products and Trade Counter Direct's growing logistics requirements, it also offers satellite warehousing and storage externally businesses looking to expand but without the additional expense of operating larger premises.