Newtown based manufacturer, RM Group, designs and builds both manual and automated machinery used to process and package items for industries like food and drink, construction, energy, utilities and general industry. The company exports its products to more than 15 countries, including Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Iraq and the USA.
Pontypool-based Frog Bikes, a market leading manufacturer of lightweight, affordable kids’ bikes, has developed an extensive international portfolio since the business was formed eight years ago, with its products being sold in over 50 countries across four continents, including the USA and Hong Kong. The firm has made a global name for its high quality products, which are designed and built at its factory to meet the specific needs and anatomy of children. UK based clients include the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, whose son Prince Louis was seen riding one of its balance bikes in images released for the royal’s third birthday.
Rhuallt based Fifth Wheel Co. designs and builds luxury fifth wheel caravan tourers, often referred to as ‘penthouses on wheels’, which retail between £70-120k. The company, which already exports to over 15 countries, including Germany, France, Switzerland, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium and New Zealand, has set its sights on growing its global presence by expanding in Europe and targeting Asia as a new market.
Newport manufacturer, Atlantic Service Company, a leading manufacturer of equipment used in food processing plants and butchers’ shops, already boasts an extensive international order book with clients spanning across more than 50 countries worldwide. Exports account for 80% of the firm’s trade, having experienced an increase of 10% in the last year alone. The company is now looking to place a drive on exports in new territories, including Russia – a key market for the meat industry – as part of wider plans to grow the business.
SteriTouch, an anti-microbial products company from South Wales, has built up strong global export sales as a key part of its business growth strategy. Export sales account for more than half (52%) of SteriTouch’s total sales and the company has plans to grow its exports business as part of a wider expansion strategy.
Award-winning Powys manufacturer, Mangar Health, is set to place a significant drive on exports as part of its ambitious growth strategy. Exports already account for a fifth of the firm’s sales and have played a key role in helping it achieve record-breaking turnover of more than £10m in the last year. Now, Mangar is looking to double its export revenues in the next three years and increase its international presence by expanding its US operations and entering Japanese markets.
Heritage Welsh family firm Corgi, a world-renowned manufacturer of luxury socks and knitwear, has long had an export focus and boasts an army of loyal fans from all over the globe. The company now plans to combat the current economic downturn by increasing its international exports to account for 70% of its trade over the coming year.
South Wales manufacturer, Hexigone Inhibitors, is addressing a multi-trillion-pound global problem with its patented products. Following an initial discovery made at Swansea University, and after years of research and development, the company is now beginning its export journey. Hexigone has secured its first export clients and is on track to confirm multiple international deals in the coming months. It is anticipating huge business growth over the next year as a result of its export strategy.
Thanks to its export focused approach and extensive export order book, the firm is on track to reach record-breaking sales of £3 million.
Award-winning company PPM Technology has carved out a strong international business for itself as one of only a handful of companies around the world that make monitoring equipment for formaldehyde and other toxic gases.