They certainly did reading the catalogue was the nearest I got to the feeling as a tiny tot going through the Littlewood catalogue looking at the toys and air rifles.Shame SASS went out of business, they had some damn good kit!!
Au contraire, when it was in house they could step out of the office and talk to the workers. As the local workers retired they tried outsourcing to eastern Europe and found they couldn't get the quality or flexibility and it all went downhill from there.Not good enough to make any money though apparently.
And were happy to make it to one's own requirement.Surprising really! The kit wasnt cheap I know but WAS decent!!