The company was originally formed in 1986 as Sidechoice Ltd and based near Ironbridge, Telford. It traded under the name Leisure Tan through to 1997 when, with a view to selling the company and retiring, the original owners changed its trading and incorporated name to Scantech Ltd. In 1998 the company purchased the stock and the trading title of Telford Sunbeds. Since 2007 we have purchased the stock and trading names of Helios Sunbeds (2013).
The company started manufacturing its own sunbeds in 1986. These were hired out to customers in their own homes. A showroom was established shortly afterwards and we commenced selling sunbeds to both private individuals and other companies who marketed them. We also took the opportunity to supply other people who wanted to set up sunbed hire companies – some as far away as Berkshire. The current owner started work for Scantech in 1996 as a sub contractor, engaged to help with the daily deliveries and manufacturing and servicing requirements. The original Scantech founder decided to retire in 2007 and, having worked with the company for over 10 years, the subcontractor took the opportunity to purchase the company.
In 2009 we were asked to repair a commercial sunbed for someone and this side of the business has expanded rapidly. Today, while home hire is still at the core of the company, we now undertake installations, repairs and servicing of commercial sunbeds for a number of clients around the country, including national gym and shop chains.