Portsmouth based Daniamant Ltd has been named winner of the EEF South East Region Outstanding Export Award, for the success of its export strategy which led to an increase in export sales of 49% over a two year period and now represents 60% of the companies turnover.
Daniamant Ltd produces survivor location lights for the marine, military, civil and aviation markets. The company won the Outstanding Export Award, sponsored by DHL, for the way in which it reacted to the demise of one market segment and identified opportunities through careful research to expand into new markets . It focussed on growth in the USA, leading to the development of a new product, but in the last three years has also seen growth in China, Denmark, France, Germany and the UAE.
Commented Kevin Rough, General Manager of Daniamant Ltd:
“Winning this award is excellent news for the company. Over the last three years we have overcome a number of challenges, particularly in gaining approval to our new product in the USA. However, with a clear strategy, smart processes and good product development, backed up with a lot of patience, communication and hard work, very pleasing results have prevailed.”
Richard Peacock, Sales & Marketing Manager (middle) collecting the award
The EEF awards, presented at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge, recognise excellence in enterprise, innovation, environmental performance and skills development among UK manufacturers. The Outstanding Export Award is presented to the company that has developed and implemented a new export strategy and successfully traded goods and/or services in the last three years.
EEF South East Region Director Jim Davison commented: “With in excess of 45,000 manufacturing businesses in the South East, the region plays a key role in driving the UK economy forward. Companies like Daniamant, FFEI and Mettler-Toledo really are leading the way by rising to the challenge, developing innovative products and continually expanding into new markets, demonstrating just what can be achieved even when the market is depressed. Congratulations to all three companies on their success at these awards. ”
EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, is the representative voice of manufacturing in the UK together with UK Steel. EEF has a growing membership of over 6,000 companies of all sizes, employing some 900,000 people from every sector of engineering, manufacturing, engineering construction and technology-based industries.
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