Soncell International is the Homeland Security Division of Bowmer and Kirkland Ltd, the UK's leading privately-owned construction company.
In 2006, the Board of Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd conducted an extensive Business Strategy Review with the aim of identifying a major new business area that would both balance and compliment its extensive construction activities and provide a sound platform for the international development of the company.
Homeland Security was identified as a major growth sector, where dynamic new products could be launched to help the Police and National Agencies meet the threat of, and manage the impact of, International Terrorism and Crime. To fast forward its Homeland Security vision, Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd created Soncell International Ltd as a vehicle to purchase specialist leading companies within the sector and then to mould the purchased competencies together, to build leading edge products and to deliver innovative and unique solutions.
Cell Security Ltd, the No1 supplier of custodial and detention products, based in Bolton were the first company to join the Soncell International group, followed by the communications and surveillance specialist Sonic Communications (int) Ltd, based in Birmingham; the award winning software and database business of TransVisual Media Ltd based in Coventry and the widely acknowledged telecommunications networking expertise of Panoptech, based in Fleet, Hampshire. TransVisual Media has now been consolidated into Panoptech, to create a unified operating division providing complimentary products and services. 2011 has seen the addition of Soncell Middle East to the group, providing a direct sales channel into the region.
Each of the companies maintains its individual identity and each is led by their own management teams, who collectively form the Soncell International group. Management and development teams from each of the companies work collaboratively across the group to deliver joint product development programmes.